Contact Person: Dr. Baldwin
Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home
The Antioch Baptist Church has contributed to the Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home for a number of years. Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home is an organization that enjoys a rich legacy of excellence and commitment to its residents and their families. Located in the historic Mount Pleasant section of the District of Columbia, the Stoddard Baptist Set Nursing Home is a 164-bed facility offering state-of-the-art, compassionate and high-quality nursing and medical care. With more than 200 dedicated staff, Stoddard is owned and solely managed by the Stoddard Baptist Home Board of Directors.
Stoddard began as a dream for a retirement home for Baptist ministers, their wives and their widows. The initial funds came to Stoddard through the heirs of Miss Marie T. Stoddard, a widely known Washington philanthropist of the late nineteenth century. The residents of the first structure were eight elderly persons who entered a location at Hamilton Street and Good Hope Hill in Southeast, Washington. This early period of operation was called Stoddard Baptist and was known as the Southeast phase of the facility we know today. After the Southeast phase, the Board of Trustees acquired a property at 324 Bryant Street in Northwest, Washington which became known as the Willard Estate. The leaders of the facility at the time were the Reverend W.D. Jarvis, the Reverend Acquila Sayles, Mrs. Minnie Robinson, and Mrs. Susie P. Robb. During the years on Bryant Street, the Home experienced steady growth and a widening mission of service to the community.
As the needs for the shelter and care of the aging increased in the city, the trustees of Stoddard, under the leadership of the Reverend John L.S. Holloman, began to realize the limitations of the Bryant Street location, but the precipitation factor in the move from Bryant Street was the desired use of that location by the District of Columbia to build the Katie C. Lewis Elementary School. So began the Newton Street Era which continues to this day.
Today, Stoddard Baptist Nursing Home is designed, built and maintained as a facility for nursing and medical services and residential care for the elderly. It has resources for caregivers and interested parties, as well as, recreational and cultural activities that can be accessed through the wider community.
The District of Columbia Baptist Convention
Antioch Baptist Church has contributed funds to and has supported and attended classes offered by the Baptist Convention for a number of years who is on a mission for Christ in the National Capital Region and the world, that covenant to participate in advancing the emerging work of God through stewardship, worship, evangelism, disciple-making leader nurture, and ministry.
The National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)
The history of the NAACP, is one of blood sweat and tears. From bold investigations of mob brutality, protests of mass murders, segregation and discrimination, to testimony before congressional committees on the vicious tactics used to bar African Americans from the ballot box, it was the talent and tenacity of NAACP members that saved lives and changed many negative aspects of American society. While much of its history is chronicled in books, articles, pamphlets and magazines, the true movement lies in the faces---black, white, yellow, red, and brown---united to awaken the conscientiousness of a people, and a nation, and a nation. This is the legacy of the NAACP!
Antioch wholeheartedly supports this organization.