In the upper sancturary on the third floor of the Asbury United Methodist Church, Gloria Brown, church historian, left, and Dr. Carletta Allen, pastor, look at portraits of former pastors. At left on the original church pew is a photograph of Rev. Hilton A. Parker. Second from left is Bishop Edgar A. Love. Asbury United Methodist Church on 87 West St. is the oldest African American Church in Annapolis, if not in Anne Arundel County. Its leaders are planning an exhibit on its history for later this year, in part using a $2,500 matching grant from the area's heritage organization.
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