April 27, 1832:  The American Baptist Home Missionary Society was founded with Jonathan Going as corresponding secretary.  Established in New York City to preach the gospel, establish churches and support ministry among the unchurched and destitute the Society also sent 50 missionaries across the eastern and central United States to spread God’s Good News.  American Baptists have been planting churches—as well as schools, children’s homes, hospitals and nursing homes—winning souls for Christ, and speaking out for social and economic justice ever since.  ABHS is the official repository for the ABHMS and its predecessor organizations.  The records of the many ministries of ABHMS, including Chapel Cars, are held in the archives

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