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In time, a Second and a Third African Church were formed, also led by black pastors.

In the 1780s, a slave named Andrew Bryan preached to a small group of slaves in Savannah, Ga. Despite persecution and harassment, the church grew, and by 1790 it became the First African Baptist Church of Savannah.Many worshipped in established, predominantly white congregations, but by the late 18th century, blacks had begun to congregate in self-help and benevolent associations called African Societies.Functioning as quasi-religious organizations, these societies often gave rise to independent black churches.They came from the kingdoms of Ndongo and Kongo, in present-day Angola and the coastal Congo.In the 1500s, the Portuguese conquered both kingdoms and carried Catholicism to West Africa.

In the 1780s, a slave named Andrew Bryan preached to a small group of slaves in Savannah, Ga. Despite persecution and harassment, the church grew, and by 1790 it became the First African Baptist Church of Savannah.Many worshipped in established, predominantly white congregations, but by the late 18th century, blacks had begun to congregate in self-help and benevolent associations called African Societies.Functioning as quasi-religious organizations, these societies often gave rise to independent black churches.They came from the kingdoms of Ndongo and Kongo, in present-day Angola and the coastal Congo.In the 1500s, the Portuguese conquered both kingdoms and carried Catholicism to West Africa.Forging a unique synthesis, slaves gathered in "hush harbors" -- woods, gullies, ravines, thickets and swamps -- for heartfelt worship which stressed deliverance from the toil and troubles of the present world, and salvation in the heavenly life to come.