SHREVEPORT, LAKEVIEW Shreveport Louisiana

Shreveport, LA

Date Founded: 1892


The church began as a Sunday School class, organized by Dr. J.H. Scruggs of First Church. They med in a little cabin on Van Loan Street.

The group received their first pastor (Rev. J.M. Henry) in 1891, at which time they moved their meetings to Capt. Thatcher’s Military School on Jacobs Street. The first church, constructed in 1892, was named the Jordan Street Mission. In 1898, they moved into the new Texas Avenue Methodist Church building. They moved again on February 19, 1929 and were known as the Park Avenue Methodist Church.

When the I-20 high was built, it cut the church off from most of its membership. The decision was made in 1962 to relocate. Rev. James L. Beasley led the congregation in moving to its current location on May 1, 1963. It was renamed the Lakeview Methodist Church.