CHURCH HISTORY

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

HISTORICAL TIMELINE

PASTORS

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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