Rev. Eddie J. Gallmon, First Pastor


Reverend Gallmon accepted the offer receiving the title as the first Pastor of Springfield Baptist Church. Reverend Gallmon was pastor for 13 years bringing about change and growth during the renaissance age for Black Americans. In November 1941 he moved the church to 508 P Street, NW which was formerly known as Zion Evangelical Lutheran Church. The deed was finalized on January 20, 1942. And the Trustees of Springfield Baptist Church of Washington, DC signed as follows:

Jefferson D. Yeldell
James Marshall
Ossie Perrin
Carroll H. Smith
Gorman Earle
Arthur Morgan
James Duncan

Springfield flourished and Rev. Gallmon created the Deacon Board, The Trustee Board, The Pastor’s Aide, The Women’s Auxiliary, The Senior Choir and The Usher Board. Rev. Gallmon had a heart attack during service and never recovered he died in 1952.