Not the ‘Baptist Church’ You Expect

Madison Avenue Baptist Church NYC Window

Madison Avenue Baptist Church is an American Baptist congregation in Midtown Manhattan. Ours is a community of faith where you will always be welcome. Just as Jesus offered us a pure example of love, compassion and justice, in our human way, we attempt to follow His example and be an inclusive community regardless of race, sexual orientation, or socio-economic situation.

  • We believe in a giving spirit – so we engage in community service around such issues as homelessness, hunger, prison ministries, LGBT homeless youth, and global issues such as non-violent peace-keeping and the theological response to global warming.
  • We believe in an inclusive spirit – so everyone is welcome through our doors regardless of race, sexual orientation or socio-economic status. In fact, the Madison Avenue Baptist Church is a Charter member of the Association of Welcoming and Affirming Baptists.
  • We believe in a global spirit – so we minister to a worldwide congregation through our podcast ministry and our 60-second sermon series.
  • We believe in a creative spirit – so we hosted the original previews for the Broadway musical, Jesus Christ Superstar, and currently offer an extraordinary music program, that highlights community partners and includes our Madison Sounds Concert Series, all led by internationally renowned concert pianist Aza SydyKov.
  • We believe in a joyous spirit – so we called Rev. Susan Sparks (a professional stand-up comedian) to be our Senior Pastor.

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. With us you’ll find a warm smile, a friendly handshake, and perhaps a home. We hope you’ll join us!

For a statement of beliefs as expressed in the MABC Church Covenant, please follow this link: MABC Church Covenant.