Florida Avenue Baptist Church

623 Florida Ave., NW

Washington, DC 20001

Tel:| (202) 667-3409  Fax:| (202) 483-4009

CHURCH VISION

Florida Avenue Baptist Church is a vibrant, vital, joyful, and challenging congregation making a difference in the lives of people, the community and the world. 

CHURCH MISSION

As a mixed multitude of people called by God to become disciples of Jesus the Christ, Lord and Savior, it is the purpose of this church, under the guidance of the Holy Spirit, to be a community growing in faith where the Word of God is lived everyday.

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The real reason we use the refrigerator

Frederick Jones was born in Ohio in 1893. After a challenging childhood, he taught himself mechanical and electrical engineering, inventing a range of devices relating to refrigeration, sound and automobiles. Portable refrigeration units developed by Jones helped the United States military carry food and blood during World War II.

Over the course of his career, Jones received more than 60 patents. While the majority pertained to refrigeration technologies, others related to X-ray machines, engines and sound equipment.

Jones was recognized for his achievements both during his lifetime and after his death. In 1944, he became the first African American elected to the American Society of Refrigeration Engineers. Jones died of lung cancer in Minneapolis, Minnesota, on February 21, 1961.

Source: biography.com