Welcome to Mount Carmel Baptist Church, "The Church With A Heart For The Community." We are so glad that you are visiting our website. We know that visiting a new church can be intimidating, so we have created a resource, to make your visit as pleasant as possible. We have several different ministries and auxiliaries for adults and children of all ages.
As a church family, we are committed to following Jesus. We invite you to come as you are, and be a part of our family as we share the message of Jesus Christ to the world. Take a look around, enjoy our site and come worship with us during our Sunday morning service. As our pastor says, "We love you with the love of Christ, and there is nothing you can do about it." Welcome to Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
Mount Carmel Baptist Church had its humble beginnings in 1925 when the Reverend Noah Brown and others decided that they wanted a Baptist Church. They rented what had been a grocery store from Mr. George "Pike" Walston and that was the birth of Mount Carmel Baptist Church in September 1925.
Three years later in 1928, land was purchased in the same area, and still under the leadership of Reverend Noah Brown, another church was built. The church was located up a dark, bumpy lane off Hampden Avenue, but was later moved to its present location at 30683 Hampden Avenue.
Pastors who served at the original location were the late Reverend Noah Brown, Reverend Earvine Hargis, Reverend George Brown, Reverend Saunders Dix, Reverend John Spells, Reverend Richard Hall, Interim Mother Ada Thomas, Reverend John Ringhold, Reverend Ward and Reverend Virgil Cottman. The Reverend Elwood White served as Pastor for twenty-four years before retiring on July 31, 2005 due to illness.
Mount Carmel was blessed to have many willing ministers to serve and support their efforts during the search for a Pastor. The church was also blessed to receive heartfelt sincerity and encouragement from so many others during this process. After being prayerful and patient, Mount Carmel was favored by God to have Minister Carroll Mills to accept the assignment. After being ordained on July 22, 2006, Reverend Carroll Mills was installed on August 12, 2006 as the full-time Pastor of Mount Carmel Baptist Church.
The purpose of Mount Carmel Baptist Church is to establish and maintain a place of worship for the saved as well as the unsaved. The Church will minister unselfishly and tirelessly to all who enter through the doors and reach out to those who are lost in sin or desire a closer relationship with the Lord.
As a unified body in Christ, we seek to be a beacon of light to the community as a spiritual organism empowered by the Holy Spirit and governed by the principles of faith. We also seek to promote the teachings of Jesus Christ through Bible Study, Sunday School, weekly services and training for Christian service. Additionally, we seek to advance the kingdom of Jesus Christ through the preaching of the Gospel, consistent Christian living of the Church members, Missionary endeavors, Prayer and Christian Education. We emphasize meaningful and purposeful praise and worship, and a total commitment of lifestyles to the Lord Jesus Christ.
The Holy Bible is the inspired Word of God and is the basis for our beliefs. We characterize ourselves as a body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ who are committed to sharing the good news of salvation to mankind. We believe the Scriptures teach that the ordinances of the Church are Baptism and the Lord's Supper.
Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Saviour, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now, in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
WE ENGAGE THEREFORE, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
WE ALSO ENGAGE, to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale and use of intoxicating drink as a beverage, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.
WE FURTHER ENGAGE, to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Saviour, to secure it without delay.
WE MOREOVER ENGAGE, that, when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other Church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
And now unto Him, who brought again from the dead, Our Lord Jesus, be Power and Glory forever. AMEN.