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Canaan Baptist Church of Christ

  • 132 W. 116th St. Map It
  • Religious Building/Site/Shrine

Updated 02/25/2014

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The heavenly gospel music during Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Johnson Jr.'s Sunday-morning services makes up for this church's unassuming, concrete-box-like exterior. Pastor emeritus Wyatt Tee Walker worked with Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., who delivered his famous "A Knock at Midnight" sermon here. Visitors may enter once parishioners are seated. To attend, arrive at least an hour before services.

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132 W. 116th St., between Malcolm X Blvd. and Adam Clayton Powell Jr. Blvd., New York, New York, 10026, United States

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  • Services Sun. at 8 and 10 am

Updated 02/25/2014


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Nov 8, 2010

Canaan Baptist Church of Christ Review

Canaan Baptist Church is one of most historic houses of worship in Harlem and many visitors come on Sundays from around the world. Many come expecting a gospel music performance and forget the importance of the worship service for the congregation. The following are a few rules to follow when attending any church service in Harlem: Absolutely no photo and video recording. Limit movement as much as possible - the congregation is focused

on worship and lots of movement by welcomed visitors will break the spiritual concentration of the faithful. Dress as best you can - it's part of African-American church tradition that one comes to church well as a sign of respect for the church. No smoking outside the church. Sometimes the drafts will draw the smoke into the lobbies of the church and this irritates the congregation.

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