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In 1935, twenty-seven members of the former Holy Trinity Baptist Church met at the home of Deacon John W. and Deaconess Laurie Leverett to incorporate a new church. Our first worship service was held on Sunday, May 9, 1935. We had purchased a building at 777 Shawmut Avenue in Roxbury to use as a church and an adjacent building to be used as the parsonage. The church name -- Metropolitan Baptist Church of Boston, Incorporated -- was given by Sister Bessie Monroe. 

Charter Members

Guided by members of the Boston Baptist Bethel City Mission Society (a ministerial alliance), our charter members were:

Carithia Griffin (Winbush)**
Brother & Sister Joseph Brisbane
Deacon Charles J. & Deaconess Sarah Coles
Deacon John W. & Deaconess Lauria Leverett
Richard C. & Obeline Lamb
John Milton & Justine Corbin

** Denotes her daughter

Thomas J. & Estelle F.  Robinson
Robert H. & Mary Smith
Bessie Monroe
William Carroll
Tillman & Deveta Glass
Elizabeth Griffin*

* Denotes a mother

Samuel Taylor
Inez B. Nichols
Helen Lockett
Albert E. Roberts
Thelma E. Wilson



Below are pastors of Metropolitan Baptist Church.  Either click on the link on the left or a photo on below to review a summary of the pastorate of each pastor.

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