Pilgrim Baptist Church

172 Shrewsbury Avenue | [map]

One of Red Bank’s first “Negro” churches, Pilgrim Baptist was organized in 1896. The church purchased its present home in 1955. The vital congregation supports a renowned vocal ensemble. The interior of the church boasts beautiful stained glass windows, and a mural by Karen Swenson Todd, commissioned by the church in 1993 to celebrate the congregation’s 150th anniversary. The mural shows the history of the congregation and highlights of the region’s history, and is rich in symbolism.