All Saints Bible College is located on the grounds of the Headquarters of the Church of God in Christ, Inc. at 930 Mason Street, on the fringe of downtown Memphis. Historic Mason Temple was built in 1940. Both the temple and the street are named for Bishop Charles Harrison Mason, the founder of the Church of God in Christ. Mason Temple, with a seating capacity of approximately 5,000, has hosted many outstanding persons. For many years it was the largest black-owned church auditorium in the United States. On April 3, 1968, Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., gave his final speech, "I've Been to the Mountain Top," from its pulpit. President William Jefferson Clinton, on November 13, 1993, at the 86th Holy Convocation of the Church of God in Christ, gave his most significant address on race relations and moral values from its pulpit.
Built on bluffs overlooking the Mississippi River, the city of Memphis is noted as a primary medical, educational, cultural, communication, distribution, and transportation center in the Mid-South. It is home to Elvis Presley's Graceland Mansion, and The Stax Museum of American Soul Music. According to the 2014 U.S. census, Memphis has a population of 656,861 persons. The area is populated with schools, museums, a zoo, parks, performing arts centers, sports facilities, shops, malls, movie theatres, apartments, and stately homes. A sample of annual events includes: the Southern Heritage Football Classic, the Liberty Bowl Classic, Africa in April, Memphis in May International Festival, the Federal Express/St. Jude Golf Classic, the Great River Carnival, Indian Pow-Wow and the National Business Meeting of the Church of God in Christ every April.
Downtown Memphis is experiencing a period of growth and revitalization, an urban renaissance that has transformed this vibrant city center into the residential, business, and entertainment center of the Mid-South. The Main Street trolley and city bus service provide easy access to government and corporate offices, grand hotels, and fine restaurants. Other features of the city include the Mississippi River Museum and Riverwalk, parks on the Mississippi River's shoreline, the Bass Pro Shops, AutoZone Baseball Park, world famous Beale Street, the Orpheum Theatre, the National Civil Rights Museum, Cook Convention Center, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, FedEx Forum, the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, the Uptown housing development and other historic sites, buildings and churches.
All Saints Bible College is accessible by both public and private transportation from any part of the city. Major airlines such as Northwestern/KLM, American, and Delta serve the city's airport.
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