- About Us
- Spiritual Growth
Maybe you, or people you know, grew up in this denomination. Perhaps your idea of what it means to be a Baptist comes from the news media or movies. We hope you’ll come to us with an open mind. We are Myers Park Baptist, an ecumenical church in the Baptist tradition, and we are different.
A free pulpit means the freedom to question.
Myers Park Baptist Church was founded in 1943 by a visionary group of families that shared a dream: to build a church that welcomed all, embodied Christ’s teachings, and reflected the spirit of religious freedom rooted in the Baptist tradition. They also envisioned a place where people would have the right to interpret scripture for themselves, and where congregants could serve as priests to one another.
The cornerstones of our ministry have always been a free pulpit, thoughtful education, an extensive local and national outreach ministry, and worship that is beautiful and draws upon the historic traditions of the church.
– Skip Gribble, church member
Our openness to new ideas is expressed in many ways, none more important than our free pulpit. In the words of our first senior minister, Dr. George Heaton, “A free pulpit is the very essence of religious and political democracy. . . . A free pulpit means encouragement to break new trails in thought and action; a free pulpit is a great bulwark against tyranny.”