Colored Methodist Episcopal Church of Atlanta Petition to Congress

National Archives senior archivist Reginald Washington takes the viewer on his voyage of discovery, tracing the history of a claim submitted by an African-American congregation whose church was burned to the ground by Union troops under the command of General William Tecumseh Sherman. Their seven-page petition — in the legislative holdings at the National Archives — is a heartfelt narrative of the church’s history and includes 234 signatures of free blacks and former slaves who were members of the congregation. The claim was presented to Congress on February 14, 1866, but the name of the church that appears in the petition is found nowhere else in the records of federal claims. Senior archivist Washington used the holdings of the National Archives to answer two questions: did the congregation receive compensation? And does the church exist today under another name?

Faith Covenant Church – Atlanta, Georgia – Pastor Mark Moore

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Bishop Paul S. Morton’s Full Gospel Baptist Church Convention Seeks To Fill Mega Fest Void In Atlanta

Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) February 9, 2007

The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Inc., ( an international faith and family reformation of churches, will host its annual convention and exhibit – themed Embracing the Next Dimension, June 24 – 29, 2007 at The Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The convention is expected to draw more than 30,000 attendees, 10,000 leaders of faith, a multitude of youth, and thousands of businesses and community organizations. “Atlanta is a wonderful destination, and one in need of a continuous economic investment that a large faith and family organization such as Full Gospel can provide,” notes Bishop Paul S. Morton, Sr., Presiding Bishop of the Fellowship. “We hope to fill the void created by the MegaFest conference in Atlanta and bring millions of dollars into the local economy.”

With this goal, Bishop Morton is committed to forming partnerships with every sector of the Atlanta community. “As Presiding Bishop, I am developing initiatives that will create long term win-win relationships with the city’s corporate, community and political bodies,” adds Bishop Morton. The Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship’s unique value proposition involves a network of churches, ministries and covenant partners throughout the U.S., North America and the world.

Headquartered in New Orleans, La., the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship has found a second home in Atlanta in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. One of the events scheduled in partnership with The Points of Light Foundation,, is the “We Are Family” victory concert which will commemorate the second anniversary of Katrina and celebrate the ways that faith, family, and community have come together to lift up those who were affected by the disaster.

“We have always used our annual conference as a welcome home for our families and friends, and we hope to continue that tradition,” said Bishop Morton, who added that a portion of the proceeds from the benefit concert would be donated to rebuilding efforts on the Gulf Coast.

Excitement for the convention is building and according to Bishop Morton, the goal of the event’s spiritual sessions, enrichment seminars, leadership and entrepreneurship forums and exhibits, is “to change a generation – one life, one family, one business, one community, and one nation at a time.”

For conference information visit:, call 1-888-4 CHANGE or Text “FULLG” to 50555. For sponsorship, exhibition and partnership opportunities, contact Rodney[at]

About the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Inc. (

Founded in 1994, the Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship International, Inc. is one of the fastest growing multi-cultural and multi-denominational reformations representing more than 10,000 leaders of faith, over 2,000 churches, and millions of constituents, partners, and associates in the U.S. and throughout the world. Along with its Founder and Presiding Bishop, Bishop Paul S. Morton, the fellowship is lead by its Executive Council, the membership of which is comprised of Bishop Darryl Brister, Executive Secretary; Bishop Neil Ellis, Second Presiding Bishop; Bishop Clarence MClendon; Third Presiding Bishop; Bishop JD Wiley, Executive Secretary; Bishop George Brooks, Administration; Bishop Gregory Davis, Field Operations; Bishop William Murphy, Jr. Intercession; Bishop Andy C. Lewter, Christian Education; Bishop Oscar Brown, First Assistant to Presiding Bishop; Bishop John Neal, Foreign Ministries; and Bishop Joseph Walker, Senior Pastors. Its key initiatives include church, people and community development, leadership and entrepreneurial growth, economic development, foreign missions, and growth for generations X, Y, and Z.