Historic Oakland church http://kalw.org en Historic African American church adapts to changing times http://kalw.org/post/historic-african-american-church-adapts-changing-times <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">At the intersection of </span>10th<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> Avenue and International Boulevard in Oakland sits the historic, 74-year-old Williams Chapel Baptist Church. It’s in the heart of the San Antonio East Lake district, and its congregation is predominantly African American. Membership used to average around 800 people, but in the last 20 years, membership has gone down to about 500 as the demographics of the neighborhood have undergone massive change.</span></p> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 23:58:10 +0000 Theresa Soares 28302 at http://kalw.org Historic African American church adapts to changing times