The Name Mount Moriah
Our name is synonymous with sacrifice and obedience. It speaks of the willingness to serve God first and without reservation, even during times of uncertainty and compromising circumstances.
After many years of promise the Lord blessed Abraham and his wife Sarah with a son named Isaac. When Isaac was in his youth, God tested Abraham’s faith when he commanded that Isaac be sacrificed in the land of Moriah. Abraham trusted that God would provide so he traveled to the land of Moriah with two servants and the son he dearly loved.
But before the youth was slain by Abraham’s hand, God’s angel commanded him, “Do not stretch out your hand against the lad, and do nothing to him; for now I know that you fear God, since you have not withheld your son, your only son, from Me.” Genesis 22:1-9
In the year 1881, a group of God-fearing Christians, standing on the promise of Jehovah-jireh (the Lord will provide) and with a burning desire to worship the Lord came together to form the church now known as Mount Moriah Baptist Church. The first worship services were held from house to house. Later, as God provided, Sunday School and Prayer Services were held in an old house.
God graced them to raise enough money to build a structure on donated land. When weather did not permit them to farm, they assembled themselves and carried rocks to their new church site. There they erected a “bush arbor” as shelter for worship services until the new building could be completed. Once completed, Sister Fannie Shaw suggested the church be named Mt. Moriah Baptist Church and all the members agreed. The location was 1600 Mt. Moriah Road, Atlanta, Georgia. Over the years, Mount Moriah has been rebuilt three times, including once when the building was destroyed by fire.
God blessed the church and after 114 years at the same location the congregation became too large for the church building. The membership agreed the time had come to relocate. Thus in 1996 the Mt. Moriah Baptist Church moved to its current location, 1983 Brockett Road, Tucker, Georgia.
Over the course of our history, the church has been served by 12 pastors. From our first, Rev. Mason Harrison to our current pastor Dr. Jerome E. King, God has consistently blessed Mount Moriah with strong, Godly leadership. Under Dr. King’s leadership Mount Moriah continues in its pursuit of spiritual maturity and growth.
We invite you to join us in realizing our mission:
“Leading people to Jesus and transforming believers into His likeness.”