BNHA Rehoboth Church of God in Christ Jesus Apostolic


Baltimore City Landmark

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The Rehoboth Church of God in Christ Jesus Apostolic is significant for its ties to Baltimore history, its prominence in the organization of the denomination, and its neo-Gothic architecture.

The site where the church stands today was once home to the Summerfield Church, a Methodist congregation established by Col. John Berry, a prominent Baltimorean and a defender of Fort McHenry during the 1814 Battle of Baltimore. In 1920, the Methodists constructed the church structure that stands today, replacing a smaller building the congregation had outgrown. The building was sold to the Church of God in 1954, which has been an excellent steward of this neo-Gothic structure for the past several decades. The Church of God congregation, established in 1934, has been a positive influence, offering needed services to the Rosewood neighborhood. Landmark designation would honor not only the building and the congregations that have shaped the community.