Wheat Street Baptist Church


359 Auburn Ave. NE
Atlanta GA 30312

Hours of Operation

  • Sunday : 10:30am -

Wheat Street Baptist Church was organized during Reconstruction to serve the African American communities in the Sweet Auburn and Old Fourth Ward neighborhoods. Under the leadership of Rev. William Holmes Borders leading up to the civil rights movement, the church acquired land for development of Wheat Street Gardens for low-income housing and Wheat Street Towers, a high-rise building for seniors, which are managed by the Wheat Street Charitable Foundation and provide affordable housing in the Sweet Auburn Historic District. Wheat Street also established one of the first federal credit unions in the South.

Visitors are invited to attend worship services on Sunday mornings.

Special Tags
  • Civil Rights
Suitable for Ages
  • All Ages
Group Amenities
  • Group-Friendly
General Information
  • Family-Friendly
  • Free Admission
Facility Amenities
  • Public Restrooms
  • Self-guided Tours
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