Genealogical Data

The following records and indexes from this congregation are available:

Baptisms from 1913 to 1922

Marriages from 1949 to 1977

Deaths from 1951 to 1972

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Established in 1910

Vinita Park Church began in 1910, when a group of worshipers rented a store front until they could raise enough money to purchase property. They bought a residence for refurbishment on the site where the church now stands. In 1914, the congregation was accepted by the Methodists, and by 1924, the church membership had grown so much that a new building was needed.

They broke ground for a new church on their property at 8145 Page Avenue and moved into their church in 1926. By this time, the church was called “The Community Church” because of their extensive outreach in the community. Eventually, the congregation became The Village Church of St. Louis.

In October 2013, a fire destroyed the building. The congregation and community rallied to rebuild and the church opened again a year and a half after the fire. It is unclear how long they remained open; however, currently (2022), the church has been renamed The Israel of God St. Louis and is the location of a “bible study class.”

Location 1910–1914: Harrison and Page, St. Louis, Missouri 63130

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6835689, -90.3357424 View Map

Location 1914–present: 8145 Page Avenue, St. Louis, Missouri 63130

GPS (Latitude, Longitude): 38.6839142, -90.3351707 View Map

Venita Park Methodist front
8145 Page Avenue, building front
Photo © 2022 Ilene Murray
(Used with permission)

Venita Park Methodist side
8145 Page Avenue, building side with current sign
Photo © 2022 Ilene Murray
(Used with permission)

Last Modified: 08-Sep-2022 15:53