Preserving and Enlightening a New Wave of Gospel Music
Our vision is to create a renowned cultural destination that educates and inspires visitors of all races and religions as they experience gospel music

The Gospel Hall of Fame and cultural arts center will pay homage to gospel legends such as Thomas Dorsey, Willie Mae Ford Smith and Zella Jackson Price, while engaging guests through a state-of-the-art theater, technology-driven museum, education center, and unique event space.

The magic of music is that it brings people together. The Gospel Music Hall of Fame will focus on this celebrated aspect of Black culture and be an anchor of the community while inspiring visitors of all races and religions through the power of song.

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Community Impact

The Gospel Music Hall of Fame will have a notable positive impact on our community, our region and our state.

Destination

We expect tens of thousands of visitors will come annually to the Gospel Music Hall of Fame, from locations around the country and the world.

Reputation

We will add a major new cultural institution to St. Louis that will be unlike anything in the United States.

Legacy

We will preserve and celebrate the legacy of gospel music and preserve the incredible architecture of our region.

Investment

We will invest substantially to stabilize an area of our region that has seen disinvestment and decay.

Gospel Music Hall of Fame

The Second Baptist Church's resurrection as the Gospel Music Hall of Fame - Missouri will capture and showcase the historical and emotional impact of gospel music. Visitors will celebrate gospel music while learning the roots of this uniquely American art form and its influence on modern music.

I can't imagine a better way to honor the characters and history of this sacred space.


Our Mission

To celebrate, preserve and share gospel music by creating an interactive experience for visitors to explore the power of song.

Our Inspiration

The Gospel Music Hall of Fame will focus on the celebrated history aspect of Black culture along with the recognition of all forms of Gospel Music and become an anchor of the community while inspiring visitors of all races and religions through the power of song.

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