In 1815, freed black slaves and American Indians founded the church that was the first predominantly African-American congregation on Long Island, in North Amityville -- one that continues to thrive 200 years later in Copiague.

In 1990, the Rev. Billy Graham made a record-breaking appearance in a crusade at Nassau Coliseum.

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And in 2015, Isma Chaudhry became the first woman president of a Long Island mosque.

PhotosLI notable religious moments across the centuries

Long Island has had its share of notable religious moments over the centuries -- 10 of which we’ve collected in a photo list.

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