Epiphany United Church of Christ

2911 McNair
St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 771-3987

Pastor: Mary A. Albert

Ebenezer German Evangelical Church, formed in 1888, has been at 2915 McNair, in the Benton Park area, since 1891. The Epiphany United Church of Christ was formed as a merger of this church and St. Andrew Church congregation in 1964. This church was originally occupied by St. Paul German Methodist Church in 1874 as a mission of the Eighth Street German Church.

Built in 1891 as Ebenezer German Evangelical Church

  • First church on the site was St. Paul German Methodist 1875
  • Became Epiphany Church in 1964 when Ebenezer and St. Andrews merged.

A little about the ministry of Epiphany

  • All members are called to be part of our ministry
  • We are a just peace church, recognizing that God calls us to bring about justice, and to make peace in our world, in our community and in our life together.
  • We are open and affirming, called to love our neighbors as ourselves, and to act as agents of reconciliation and wholeness.

Epiphany is home to Joint Neighborhood Ministry and Adequate Housing for Missourians providing food, assistance and support to our South City neighbors.

Epiphany welcomes all visitors. A short walk from anywhere in Benton Park
you will find a congregation and ministry that celebrates Jesus' presence in our worship, ministries and daily life. Sunday service 1 0:30 a.m.


New Hope Baptist Church

2865 McNair
St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 772-7913

New Hope Baptist Church began its ministry on August 4th, 1955. The group of about 40 expressed their intentions to organize as a mission with the hope that this effort would become a Baptist work. At that time it was identified as the "New Hope Baptist Mission." It was first located at 1965 Wyoming.

Then in 1957 the church traded locations to 2865 McNair. ( The Old McNair Theatre Building). The adjoining property was torn down at 2865 mcNair which was condemned soon after the church purchased it. An empty store building directly across McNair was rented for Sunday School, and prayer meeting services while plans for building an educational building was being consumated.

The educational building was started in 1963, and finished in 1964. During 1969 thru 1979 the Main auditorium was added on top of the educational building. The Old McNair building was removed, and a parking lot was added.

In 1979 their were 316 members with 117 resident, and 199 non-resident. This ends a short history of the church in the early years.

Today, New Hope Baptist Church still ministers to the community spreading the Good News of the Love of Christ to all. Do you know Jesus as your personal Savior ?? And by excepting, and believing that he is the son of God, and you inherit the gift of Life Eternal. Come visit us, all are welcome....

Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church
Preschool and Youth Programs

2621 Utah
St. Louis, MO 63118
Phone: (314) 771-0242

Pastor: Gordon Senechal

History and Overview:

Since 1967, Joint Neighborhood Ministry has delivered services to low-income families in the Benton Park Neighborhood in south St. Louis, a melting pot of races, religions, and economic classes. Over half of the people served are children. Over half of the families assisted do not have automobiles, lack telephone service, have underemployed or unemployed adults, lack high school diplomas, and have average income levels between $500 and $600 per month.

Joint Neighborhood Ministry (JNM) is a not-for-profit corporation which continues the outreach work begun by Curby Memorial Presbyterian Church, Epiphany United Church of Christ, and St. Marcus United Church of Christ in St. Louis, Missouri. JNM is supported by the Presbytery of Giddings-Lovejoy, the United Church of Christ, numerous church congregations, and many generous individuals and groups. JNM responds to the needs of many by combining the power of its paid staff and many volunteers from its supporting churches and the community it serves. JNM's services are available to all low-income families, without discrimination based upon race, gender, or religious beliefs. JNM cooperates with many other ministries and agencies in the St. Louis metropolitan area in establishing and maintaining programs to benefit low-income families.


  • Food Pantry: distributes a 3-day supply of canned goods, bread, and meat to 350-450 families monthly.
  • Family Advocate: helps families to plan to escaping from poverty and establishing self-sufficiency. The program also provides funding for assistance in common poverty-related emergencies, such as utility shut-offs and evictions.
  • Preschool: annually provides 40 children the opportunity to develop basic social and educational skills, as well as promoting parent training and positive family values. Children who complete the program show marked improvement on the public schools' kindergarten placement tests. Tuition is based on family income.
  • Youth Program: offers athletic teams, safe activities, and counsel to teens and pre-teens, who need alternatives to violent and self-destructive behavior common on neighborhood streets. Approximately 158 youth participated in 1992.