American Baptist Churches
of Metropolitan New York
We celebrate and support the ministries of American Baptist congregations in the greater New York City area. Our people, both clergy and lay, engage in mission together in our neighborhoods, our community at-large, our nation and the globe: to glorify God and change our world.
The story of the American Baptist Churches of Metropolitan New York begins with the conception of the New York Baptist Association in April, 1791 at the First Baptist Church in New York City. A number of nearby congregations from New York and New Jersey were represented by messengers who drew up a plan for the new venture, based on the patterns and confession of the Philadelphia Baptist Association (1742). They set a time of meeting for the fall when representatives of the churches who wished to join formalized the proposal.