Bro. James Preston Poindexter was an abolitionist, civil rights activist, politician, and Baptist minister in Columbus, Ohio. Bro. Poindexter was an abolitionist involved in the Underground Railroad and became a Baptist preacher
From the first African-American to serve on the Columbus school board, to Alpha Hospital that was created to serve the African-American community, St. Mark's members have left their imprint on the community.
Bro. David Jenkins created one of the first newspapers focused on issues that impacted the African-American community in 1843
Alpha Hospital and Professional Building was built in 1920. Located on the corner of 17th and Long Street, this hospital was established by Dr. William Method and Dr. R. M. Tribbitt for the African-American community.
Learn more about the amazing rescue of an enslaved African that our first Worshipful Master participated in.
"The Home of Grand Masters"