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Columbus African American Association

National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

Bartholomew County Office
United Way Center
1531 13th Street, Ste. 1310
Columbus, IN 47201
President: Gwen Wiggins
(812) 376-6498

National Urban League

National Underground Railroad Freedom Center
50 East Freedom Way
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202,
Phone: 513.333.7500 or Toll Free: 877.648.483

Columbus Enrichment Program
Tutoring program for children grades K-12 grade. Students work individually and in small groups with volunteer tutors. Classes are held from 10:00 a.m.- Noon on Saturdays
Second Baptist Church
1325 Tenth Street
Columbus, IN 47201
Contact: Paulette Roberts 342-2722  or

African American History
Information on Underground Railroad in Bartholomew Cty
Paulette Roberts
1214 Blackhawk Drive
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 342-2722

African American Churches

Second Baptist Church (African American Church built in the late 1800’s)
1325 Tenth Street 
Columbus, IN 47202-2082
(812) 376-8956
Pastor: Rev. Larry F. Rowe

Calvary Community Church
1031 Chestnut Street
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 372-3077
Pastor: Bishop Charles A. Sims & Dr. Jane Sims
Associate Pastor: Mr. Frank Griffin

Corinthian Baptist Church
North Vernon, IN 47265
Local Coordinator: Paulette Young,
3033 Desoto Way, Columbus, IN 47203
(812) 376-3978 H (812) 314-3510 W

Dayspring Church of God
2595 Eastwood Drive
Columbus, IN 47203
(812) 372-9336
Pastor: David C. Bosley,

Faith, Hope & Love Church of God in Christ
P. O. Box 2141
Columbus, IN 47202
(812) 375-8865
Pastor: Pastor Mike Harris, mike.harris@cummins
Outreach Coordinator: Adrian Jenkins,

Faith Ministries, Inc.
5103 W. State Road 46
Columbus IN 47201
(812) 342-4412
Pastor: Jarvis Cooper or
Assoc. Pastor: Tony McClendon
Assoc Pastor: Wayne Hanrattie

God’s House Missionary Baptist Church
438 8th Street
Columbus, IN 47201
(812) 378-2123
Pastor: Rev. Allen D. Young

Holy Refuge Church of God in Christ
Pastor: George T. Jackson Jr.
(812) 376-9024

Other Faiths
- Islam
(Please note: The following organization does not recognize nor use, ‘black’, African-american or ‘church’. Their faith is Islam and their nationality is Moorish-American.)

Moorish Science Temple of America
4143 N. 650 E.
Hope IN 47246
David Johnson-Bey
(Temple) 546-1107
(Home) 546-4811

Word of Mouth Catering
Fair Oaks Mall
(812) 379-1192

Jade’s Beauty Salon
3009 25th Street
Columbus, IN 47203
Debra Griffin, Owner

State Farm Insurance
4080 25th Street
Columbus, IN 47203-3161
(812) 372-0731
Gil Palmer, agent

Toxicology One
2321 N. Marr Road
(812) 372-6501
Columbus, IN 47203
Reagan Guy, Owner