Glenwood Seventh-day Adventist Church

1138 Glenwood Avenue

Where Prince was introduced to African-American church music

Prince was introduced to Seventh-day Adventism by his aunt, Mary Hill, a devout Christian who brought the young boy to worship services in this church during the late 1960s. Prince was accompanied by his cousin Charles “Chazz” Smith, who was later his musical collaborator. The African-American church music they heard in this building provided a foundation for their later music-making.


Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church

Glendale Seventh-day Adventist Church

Prince attend church here in the late 1960s with his Aunt Mary and cousin Charles Smith. | Source: Photo credit: Kristen Zschomler, 2018. | Creator: Kristen Zschomler View File Details Page

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Kirsten Delegard, Michael Lansing and Kristen Zschomler, “Glenwood Seventh-day Adventist Church,” Augsburg Digi-Tours, accessed May 6, 2021,
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