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Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church

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MPBC History

Mount Pleasant Baptist Church was organized in 1866 in the old Floris School that was located on Frying Pan Road. The founders were Mary Ellen Naylor Bush, Rev. Fred Cook, Rev. Louis H. Bailey, Rev. William Smith, Brother Henry Cook and Brother Temple Cheeks. In 1882, Mount Pleasant was relocated to Horse Pen Road, now known as Coppermine Road, on land donated by Brother Henry Cook. The bell in the first church on Coppermine Road was donated in 1919 by Deacon Lewis Albert Bush, Sr., a son of Mary Ellen Naylor Bush.

On December 28, 1997, ground breaking ceremonies were held for the building of God’s newest tabernacle. We entered the doors of our present facility located here at 2516 Squirrel Hill Road on Saturday, May 1, 1999.

The Scriptures

1 Thessalonians 5:11 (NIV);

“Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing.”

1 Corinthians 3:10 (NIV);

“By the grace God has given me, I laid a foundation as a wise builder, and someone else is building on it. But each one should build with care.”

Our Mission

The Mount Pleasant Baptist Church is committed to Building the Kingdom of God one soul at a time through seeking and saving the lost, spiritual growth, service and social engagement. We are a Kingdom Minded church that believes in the resurrecting power of Jesus Christ and His ability to transform lives.

Our Pillars

  • Seeking and Saving the Lost
  • Spiritual Growth
  • Service
  • Social Engagement