Antioch Baptist Church of Deanwood
Foreign Missions Ministry

Contact Person:  Dr. Baldwin

Lott Carey

The Lott Carey movement was founded in 1897 by African-American Baptists who were committed to a substantial foreign mission thrust-especially on the African continent. They believed that nothing should distract the church from executing its primary objective of advancing God’s mission throughout the world. Since the founding, Lott Carey Foreign Mission Convention has single-mindedly invested in Christian missions around the world.

It bears the name of Rev. Lott Carey, who was one of the first American and Baptist missionaries to West Africa. Born enslaved in 1780 in Charles City County, Virginia, Lott Carey purchased his freedom in 1813. He led a pioneering missionary team to Liberia in 1821 that engaged in evangelism, education, and health care. Rev. Carey became a well-respected and gifted governmental leader as well as missionary until his death in 1829. He was also the organizing pastor for the first Baptist church in Liberia – the Providence Baptist Church in Monrovia.


Africa helps Africa. Over the course of its history, Africare has become a leader among private, charitable U.S. organizations assisting Africa. It is the oldest and largest African-American organization in the field. And Africa is Africare’s specialty.

Africare’s programs address needs in the principal areas of food security and agriculture as well as health and HIV/AIDS. Africare also supports water resource development, environmental management, basic education, micro enterprise development, governance initiatives and emergency humanitarian aid.

Africare now reaches families and communities in 26 countries in every major region of Sub-Saharan Africa, from Mali to South Africa and from Senegal to Mozambique. Since its founding in 1970, Africare has delivered more than $450 million to assistance – 2,000 projects – to 36 countries Africa-wide.

Africare was created by Africans and Americans, working as partners, and receives its financial support from one of the most diverse donor bases in the charitable world. A special area of concern today is the AIDS crisis. Every minute, another African child dies of AIDS. Millions of African children are AIDS orphans.

Antioch supports and contributes to these missions.

Antioch Baptist Church
1105 50th Street NE
Washington, DC 20019
Rev. Dr. Eric E. Baldwin
Dr. Eric E. Baldwin
Tel: 202-388-7770
Fax: 202-398-3466
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