A state historical marker for Trinity CME Church is unveiled in front of the old Augusta church Friday morning. Known as "Mother Trinity," the church at Eighth and Taylor Streets played a pivotal role in the establishment of African-American Methodism. The congregation moved in 2001 because of soil contamination from a gas plant.
Kenneth Carter, the presiding bishop of the Sixth Episcopal District of the CME church, speaks during Friday's marker dedication.
Today there are more than 330 CME churches in the state.