In this Aug. 14 photo, a painting of Avenue L Baptist Church by artist Ted Ellis is is displayed in the entryway to the church. The island church, the oldest African-American church in Texas, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year.
In this Aug. 14 photo, a painting of Avenue L Baptist Church by artist Ted Ellis is is displayed in the entryway to the church. The island church, the oldest African-American church in Texas, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Jennifer Reynolds The Galveston County Daily News via AP
In this Aug. 14 photo, a painting of Avenue L Baptist Church by artist Ted Ellis is is displayed in the entryway to the church. The island church, the oldest African-American church in Texas, is celebrating its 175th anniversary this year. Jennifer Reynolds The Galveston County Daily News via AP

Galveston church born of slavery continues to minister

August 31, 2015 11:30 AM