Affectionately known as "The Ministry That Cares," Mount Ararat Baptist Church is one of the region's most historic religious communities. It began in 1906 with eight people meeting inside a private residence in the city's East Liberty neighborhood.
It is named after Mount Ararat, a snow-capped, dormant volcanic cone in Turkey. In Judeo-Christian tradition, it is the place where Noah's ark came to rest after a global flood.
The current church building opened in the fall of 1917. In March, 1950, a building on the corner of Paulson and Auburn Streets was purchased to be used as a community center to promote the religious, social and physical development of the youth of Mount Ararat and the community. The church and center were renovated and expanded in the early 1990s.
The workship center is an open, spacious room with beautiful rose-colored carpeting and upholstery, a maginficent balcony and an alter/stage where the church's many wonderful choirs perform during services and special events.
Mount Ararat focus on community outreach through annual events such as a community day which attracts over 10,000 residents at Mellon Park; a Biker Sunday Fellowship for motorcycle riders in the city; and a Christmas Giveaway that supplies new toys and donations to over 1300 needy families.
The office is open
Sunday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Saturday, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
On-street parking and a parking lot are available.