About Old Sardis Baptist Church
“Old Sardis Baptist Church” legally and officially became known by that name in 1976. It is still located in the Enon Ridge neighborhood, which has always been a black neighborhood located in the Smithfield Community. It was dubbed “Dynamite Hill” because of the frequency of racially motivated bombings that occurred in the area as black middle class moved into previously all-white neighborhoods in the 1960s. Because of Old Sardis Baptist Church being located on the borderline between the black and white neighborhoods in the 1950s and ‘60s, the church was chosen as the meeting place for strategic planning for the movement.
Old Sardis Baptist Church
1240 4th St. N., Birmingham, AL 35204
Not open for public tours.