Sweet Home Baptist Church

By Jason and Salman

Sweet Home Baptist Church

Sweet home baptist church was founded by Reverend Jacob Fontaine in 1877.  It was the first African American church. The church was messy and not clean now it is clean and bigger.  The church is still here in Austin today, it has moved and grown much bigger.          

Three interesting facts about the founder

He published the gold dollar. He found the sweet home baptist church.The church was for African American people.

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Jacob Fontaine

Jacob Fontaine founded the Sweet Home Baptist Church. Jacob Fontaine used to be a slave, but was freed when he was 57, After that, he went off to found 5 other churches besides the Sweet Home Baptist Church.