The congregation of the Ebenezer Baptist church was first organized in December, 1843. The original members were
|William P. Ramy||Catherine Rainy||William Watkins|
|Alexander T. Stevenson||Andrew Parker||John Dantice|
|Sallie Wood||Elizabeth Whoberry||Susan Martin|
|Martha Carter||Sallie Whoberry||Julian Woolery|
The first church building was erected in 1852-3. It is a brick and cost $1,500. Elder James F. Smith served as pastor from January, 1844, to March, 1850; Elder Robert Kaylor from 1850 to 1866; Elder William Cleveland from 1866 to 1867. Elder Robert Kaylor from 1867 to 1868; Elder William Cleveland from 1866-1867; Elder Robert Kaylor from 1867-1868; Elder D. V. Inlow from 1868-1874; Elder C. S. Taylor from 1874-1876; Elder A. Rhodes from 1876-1879; Elder C. S. Taylor from 1879-1880, and Elder Thomas Smoot, the present pastor, has served the church since 1880. Them number of present membership is 192.
Source: R. I. Holcombe. History of Marion County, Missouri: Written and Compiled from the Most Authentic Official and Private Sources : Including a History of Its Townships, Towns, and Villages, Together with a Condensed History of Missouri, the City of St. Louis, a Reliable and Detailed History of Marion County, Its Pioneer Record, War History, Resources, Biographical Sketches and Portraits of Prominent Citizens : General and Local Statistics of Great Value, and a Large Amount of Legal and Miscellaneous Matter, Incidents and Reminiscences, Grave, Tragic and Humorous. St. Louis : E. F. Perkins, 1884.