A Strategy to Begin Sanctuary Stabilization

            Emmanuel is blessed with a strong yet graceful masonry architecture for our church building.  We are a dynamic church and congregation, yet our church building reflects a heritage created from many energetic and dedicated Baptists.  Conceived during the Second Great Awakening of the 1800s, Emmanuel's church structure became a reality after the Civil War, before the era of electricity. 
             Funding repairs is problematic for our church; many, many needs call for help.  For Emmanuel's structure, no one single source of financing for these repairs will be adequate for this very large task.  Fund raising, pledges and contributions will be integrated with governmental and foundation grant applications. 
           Urgent repairs of $300,000 will occur in 2013.  Financial support from Sacred Sites and the New York Landmarks Conservancy have encouraged this process.  Estimated exterior needs, defined by our architect, will exceed $600,000 overall, so grants to date represent only about 5% of our needs.


Contribute to our Historic Restorations!

Contribute to this preservation effort!
Call 465-5161 or
Mail your check to:

Emmanuel Baptist Church
275 State Street
Albany 12206

Come to our 2014 Fund Raising!

Medieval Feast

Experience a night with a difference!  Medieval Feast  is served with flickering torchlight, minstrels, jesters and dance.  Each Lord & Lady (and serving wench) will enjoy great fun with fighting knights and traditional folk tunes on Saturday, May 3rd 2014


State Street View - South Fa├žade

Buttresses - West View

Tower Exterior

Tower Interior Fissure

North Wall Fellowship Hall