Our History

Sometimes in the year of 1866, the Lord called a few chosen men in an important task at hand. God was the pilot to lead, guide, and direct. His word was the blueprint and road map. Our church was organized by Reverend George Armstead, Thomas Rivers, and Benjamin Franklin.  These were free colored men of Assumption Parish. The original name of the church was the African Church. The church was later changed to Bright Morning Star First Baptist Church.

The journey started many years ago. Bright Morning Star Baptist Church through faith and prayer, with the divine guidance of our pilot, The Lord Our God” continues to build on this foundation, so perfectly laid by God, to finish this journey, for we have many miles ahead. II Chronicles 7:14 states, “If my people which are called by my name shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and forgive their sins, and will heal the land.”