Emmanuel Episcopal Church

Memphis,
TN

Location

4150 Boeingshire Dr.
Memphis,
TN
38116

About Us

Emmanuel Church is a 145-year-old historically Black church now in its third location. Formerly downtown and now in Whitehaven since 1989. The first Black bishop of the Episcopal Church (Bp. Thomas Demby) was ordained priest here and served as rector, and the first Black millionaire in Memphis (Robert R. Church) was a member here. The first Head Start program in Shelby County was located at Emmanuel Church.