Our Mission

The mission of the Metropolitan Baptist Church ministries is to bring persons into a saving and redemptive relationship as disciples of Jesus Christ. We are a Spiritual body whose only foundation is the Word of God. We fulfill our ministry as we proclaim and teach, pray and worship, forgive and reconcile. As we live by Christ's example, we empower others to carry out the commands of God. We seek only to be God's servants as agents of healing and wholeness in a wounded and fragmented world.

Our Vision

Metropolitan is a vibrant, multicultural congregation whose vision is as broad as the grace of God. We are a church in transition, building on the strength of our historic past while claiming the new location for ministry that God has given to us. We are developing a ministry to families with a continuing emphasis on the social dimensions of the gospel. Come grow with us as we seek to Become the Kingdom of God on earth.

Metropolitan Cares

For more than 159 years, Metropolitan Baptist Church has been a repository of ministries and services for her congregation, the surrounding community, and foreign missions. Ours is a loving congregation that supports members and their families, and community residents and organizations out of obedience to God’s Word and our genuine hearts for God’s people. We Care. “Metropolitan Cares” is more than a phrase or concept. It is who we are. We live it daily and demonstrate it with every act of love, help, and support.


By God’s Spirit, we bring unity in the body of Christ. The world will know we are Christians by our love.
Ephesians 4:1-6

Servant Leadership

With Christ as our model, those who lead are those who serve.
Luke 22:26


Our ministry must reach our community and our world. Our commitment is to racial equality, gender equality, and social justice. We are all the children of God.
Micah 6:8


We honor and strengthen the institution of marriage and the family. We will always protect our children and honor our elders.
Corinthians 11:3

Worship & Praise

Our preaching is centered in the Word of God. Our praise and worship are free and open to the welcome activity of the Holy Spirit.
Psalm 34:1

Personal Development

We honor God by abstaining from addictive behaviors. We make godly decisions regarding our lifestyles, our relationships and our personal choices.
Corinthians 3:16

Kingdom Consciousness

Our moral and ethical decisions are guided by a godly concern for others through missions at home and around the world. We support this church and its ministries through our time, our talents and our tithes.
John 3:3

Kingdom Principles are the collective work of Dr. Jesse Wood, Dr. Sherrill McMillan, Reverend Melvin Maxwell, Reverend Brenda Girton Mitchell, Rev. Nolan E. Williams, Jr., and Dr. H. Beecher Hicks, Jr., Senior Servant Emeritus.