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Name: Baton Rouge District of the Louisiana Conference A of the United Methodist Church


Historical Note:

The Baton Rouge District of the Louisiana Conference A of the United Methodist Church originated through the 1968 merger of two denominations – the Methodist Church and the Evangelical United Brethren Church.  Prior to 1968, the district was the Baton Rouge District of the Louisiana Conference of the Methodist Church (South Central Jurisdiction).  From 1968 to 1971, Louisiana’s Conference A (for white churches) and Conference B (for black churches) existed as a temporary measure to work towards racial integration of the Louisiana Conference following the denomination’s 1968 dissolution of the Central Jurisdiction (a racially segregated unit for black Methodists).

In 1969, the district reported 23,254 members.  The district consisted of congregations in southeast Louisiana stretching from Kentwood (north) to Donaldsonville (south) and Lottie (west) to Bogalusa (east).

Through the 1971 merger of Louisiana’s two Conferences – A and B – this district became the Baton Rouge District of the Louisiana Conference of the United Methodist Church.  In 1971, the district reported 17,671 members.






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