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In the year 1874, three ex-slaves, Henry Rhodes, Mount Carlton and Williams Price organized the New Sardis Baptist Church in the Germantown area of Sou... (more)

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In the year 1874, three ex-slaves, Henry Rhodes, Mount Carlton and Williams Price organized the New Sardis Baptist Church in the Germantown area of Southeast Shelby County. For more than one hundred thirty years, New Sardis has stood as the beacon of spiritual light in this community. Today, the church is under the leadership of Dr. L. LaSimba M. Gray, Jr.