1890 – November, five Swedish immigrants started the Swedish Baptist Church. They met in a home in the Brier Hill district of Youngstown.
1900 – Membership 38, meetings were held in halls on East and West federal Street.
1901 – Lots were purchased on Woodland Avenue near Market Street.
1904 – Church was built and dedicated in February on the Woodland Avenue site.
1927 – Four lots purchased at the corner of Vermont Avenue and Howard Street. The name of the church was changed from the Swedish Baptist Church to Vermont Avenue Baptist Church.
1933 – Voted to change the name of the church to Evangel Baptist. There were two morning services: one in English and one in Swedish. Then, it was changed to one service, but to alternate languages every other Sunday.
1938 – The church was incorporated under the name of the Evangel Baptist Church.
1947 – Lots purchased at the corner of Southern Boulevard and Stanton Avenue.
1949 – Groundbreaking for our present church.
1950 – Moved from Woodland Avenue location to basement unit of our present church building.
1952 – Occupied upstairs sanctuary.
1954 – Built the North addition – the youth wing.
1959 – Purchased three lots south of the church on Southern boulevard.
1960 – Built the south addition – the children’s wing
1975 – Groundbreaking for church expansion for current lobby.
2001 – Randy Brunko appointed Senior Pastor.
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9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sunday Bible Classes for all ages
10:30 am - 11:30 am
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