About MABC

Madison Avenue Baptist Church Community New York

Madison Avenue Baptist Church is a church where people go out of their way to speak to you, a place of worship that honors everyone, and a community of faith that follows a gospel of joy and laughter.

Mission & Beliefs

Madison Avenue Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation in midtown Manhattan, but it’s not the “Baptist Church” people expect.


In 1848, there was a section in Manhattan called Rose Hill, famous for its flowers, summer residences, and many stately homes. It was here that the Rev. S. S. Wheeler organized the Rose Hill Baptist Church, now the Madison Avenue Baptist Church.

Pastors & Church Staff

Learn about our Pastors Rev. Susan Sparks and Rev. B.J. Hutto, both of whom represent Madison Avenue Baptist Church’s joyous spirit.

Music Program

The Madison Avenue Baptist Church hosts a sextet of Broadway and off-Broadway singers led by our music director, Paul Stephan.

Photo Galleries

These photo galleries represent our church as a community of faith that follows a gospel of joy and laughter. Take a look at what our community is up to.

Press & News

Madison Avenue Baptist Church and our pastors have been featured everywhere from CBS News, AOL, Huffington Post, and more!