Faith Community: Historic Carron Baptist Church Rooted in Southwest Community

By Georgine Wallace  Carron Baptist Church has been part of the Southwest faith community for over 50 years. The classic brick church at 1354 First Street SW is the congregation’s fourth location since their inception in 1928. Reverend Peter Spann has served as the pastor of Carron Baptist since 2018. He is married with two […]

St Matthew Lutheran Church Perseveres Through Times of Change

By Georgine Wallace  When the new St. Matthew Lutheran Church opened on January 19, 2019, the pastor and congregation were excited about the possibilities to serve the Southwest Community after an eleven-year absence from the neighborhood, as the previous structure was demolished in 2008. St. Matthew formed a sister church relationship with First Trinity Lutheran […]

Faith Community: St. Augustine’s Honors 60 Year Commitment to Social Justice 

By Georgine Wallace  Over the last two years, Southwest has welcomed several new faith leaders to our community. One new addition, Reverend Scott Lipscomb of St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church, arrived in Southwest in the fall of 2019 with his wife, the Reverend Anne Nicholson, and their daughter Maggie.  Ordained in 2018, Reverend Scott first served […]