“Upon This Rock: White Rock Baptist Church’s Dynamic People and Their Influence in the Durham, North Carolina, Community, 1866-2016” is the exciting and informative story of White Rock Baptist Church. From its origins, it was at the center of the African American history in the South. Volume 1 covers the years 1866 through 1932. Volume 2 is planned for future publication, and will cover the history from 1932 to the present.

Have you purchased your history book yet??  Now would be a GREAT time to read it! You can get your copy of this wonderfully informative short history of the church on Amazon.com at this link.  Please note that this link uses Amazon Smile. Amazon provides a donation to White Rock for all purchases made through Amazon Smile. See this link on our website for details about Amazon Smile.

“Nothing But Love in God’s Wateris a documentary film about White Rock Baptist Church. The documentary was used to launch the book, “Upon This Rock.”  In this film, the Bull City Doc Squad explores Durham, North Carolina’s African American heritage through the past and present of the city’s legendary White Rock Baptist Church. White Rock has been (and still is) home to many of Durham’s African American community and business leaders. It has been a foundation for Durham’s black community since it was established in 1866. The film was selected as one of the films shown at the Longleaf Film Festival at the North Carolina Museum of History in 2019.  Click here to view the documentary.

Questions? Contact  Dr. Joyce Blackwell,  our member and author of this landmark book!