Welcome to Rose of Sharon
Rose of Sharon is a century old Baptist Church bordering downtown Alexandria, Louisiana. Steeped in a rich Christian tradition, yet boldly moving into the future, its central focus is sharing the Word of God and Evangelism. Under the anointed, dynamic leadership of Rev. Larry D. Smith, a native of Alexandria, Rose of Sharon attempts to holistically address the needs of all believers by offering spiritual, educational and recreational opportunities through a variety of well planned ministries.
Lead by the Holy Spirit, Rose of Sharon Baptist Church came into existence on March 3, 1908, when sixty-five (65) people met in Butler Hall on Lee Street for the purpose of worshiping. Approximately six (6) weeks later, April 26, 1908, they invited a young minister from Avoyelles Parish to come and preach for them in their worship services. The group was impressed by the young Minister, Reverend James Wesley White, and on May 14, 1908 chose him to become their pastor, after he had preached in their Thursday night services.