Mt Albert Baptist began over a century ago, when two enterprising 24 year-olds to start a new church to impact the local community.
It took guts and passion for good friends Ross Penman and Harvey Turner to start a church in the early 1900s. They could see that the Mt Albert population was growing and more people wanted to go to church locally. Their vision to serve the community quickly caught on, and they were able to pool resources with other families to buy land (at four pounds an acre!) and build the first church hall. And so Mt Albert Baptist was officially constituted in September 1915 with 21 founding members who gathered regularly for Bible based teaching and community work.
Fast forward more than 100 years, and to this day their vision lives on with 400 people calling Mt Albert Baptist their home church. And this is a story that continues today – because Mt Albert Baptist is adapting with its community. Auckland’s ever growing population means we are embarking on a building project – increasing the size of the auditorium. For updates on the building project please see Our Stories blog.