Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church (Collegeville)

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This article is about the Shady Grove Baptist Church in Collegeville for other churches with this name see Shady Grove Baptist Church

Shady Grove Missionary Baptist Church (also known as Shady Grove Baptist Church) is a historic church on the 3444 31st Way North in Collegeville. The pastor is Michael Yarbrough

The congregation was established in 1902. Its concrete building was erected in 1942. Under the leadership of Lewis J. Rogers the congregation played a significant role in the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights during the Civil Rights Movement. For this reason, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2005, and recognized earlier as a "movement church" by the Birmingham Historical Society.


External Site


  • White, Marjorie Longenecker (1998) A Walk to Freedom: The Reverend Fred Shuttlesworth and the Alabama Christian Movement for Human Rights, 1956-1964. Birmingham: Birmingham Historical Society. ISBN 0943994241
  • "Shady Grove Baptist Church" (May 25, 2022) Wikipedia, The Free Encyclopedia, accessed July 21, 2022.