About the Church

Myers Park Baptist Church was founded in 1943 by a visionary group of Baptist families, possessed with a dream to build a unique church that catered to families. Today the cornerstones of our ministry are a free pulpit, thoughtful education, an extensive local and national outreach ministry, and worship that is beautiful and draws upon the historic traditions of the church.

For 70 years Myers Park Baptist Church has built a reputation as a place where members are encouraged to ask questions, debate issues, and seek truth. Our doors are open to all who wish to follow Jesus on a journey of faith. As a result, today we are a vibrant ecumenical congregation of more than 2,000 members, comprised of people from over 20 different faith communities

Our openness to new ideas is expressed in many ways, none more important than our Free Pulpit. In the words of our first senior minister, Dr. George Heaton, "A free pulpit is the very essence of religious and political democracy . . . A free pulpit means encouragement to break new trails in thought and action; a free pulpit is a great bulwark against tyranny."

The congregation gathers outside to raise a cross on Palm Sunday, 2007.