Bible Study becomes a Church

Biddy Mason establishes a bible study in her home in Los Angeles, California, that becomes Stevens African Methodist Episcopal Church and is currently know as the First African Methodist Episcopal Church. The picture on the right is an image of Biddy Mason’s home on First Street in the 1870s, which is a few block away from Azusa Street. In the late 1800s, it was common to for bible studies to form, grow, and transition into a congregation that founds a church site.