We must not hide them from their children
but must tell a future generation
the praises of the LORD,
His might, and the wonderful works
He has performed.
– Psalm 78:4
Following a fire that claimed the original church building, Mt. Roberts Baptist Church was rebuilt not far from its original location, with construction beginning in September of 1937. Over the following years, numerous renovations were made, from the addition of a basement in the 1960’s to a more recent addition of an entire educational wing.
Regardless of the many changes to the building structure, Mt. Roberts Baptist Church and its congregation understands that the church isn’t confined by man-made walls, but rather made up by those who call themselves followers of Christ. As sinners saved by grace, Mt. Roberts has submitted itself to the calling that our Lord and Savior commissioned us with, to “make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you.” (Matthew 28:19-20)
Over the course of our church’s history, we have seen countless devoted saints who have left a lasting legacy and testimony as to what it means to be a true disciple of Christ. They have sought to raise children in the fear and admonition of the Lord through groups like Mission Friends, Girls in Action, and Acteens. With their sacrificial tithes they have supported the Southern and Kentucky Baptist Conventions, as well as mission initiatives through Annie Armstrong, Lottie Moon, Eliza Broadus, Gideans International and Operation Christmas Child. Our former pastorate includes two families that now serve as full-time missionaries. Many of our own church members have also sought to spread the Gospel in other parts of the world, from Honduras to Beichuan, China.
With so many years in dutiful service to such a gracious, loving and merciful God, we look forward to encouraging others as they grow in their relationship with the Lord of lords and King of kings. It is our prayer that God would continue to bless us and use us as a tool for spreading the glorious Good News that he wishes to impart to all mankind.
Finally, should anyone reading this not have a church family to call their own, we would like to invite you to join us on our journey as we work together and strive to become more like Jesus each and every day. As God calls us to not neglect meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, we pray that we encourage one another all the more as we see the day of the Lord drawing near.