Service Time

Sunday School For All Ages - 9:45 a:m
Worship Service - 11:00 a:m

Bible Study - 7:00 p:m

Our Church History

St. Clair Avenue Baptist Church has its beginning in early 1908 when some members of Olivet Baptist Church and their Minister, Rev, John McIntosh, held prayer meetings at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Scholfield on Wychwood Avenue. The meetings led to the formation of a Sunday School on July 12, 1908 and on November 11, 1908 a meeting was held by those interested to form a Baptist Church. This led to an organizing meeting and Mr. George S. Brodle was called as pastor. Deacons were chosen and clerk and treasurer appointed. A lot at the northeast corner of St. Clair and Wychwood was secured and a temporary building erected.

On September 23, 1909 a recognition meeting was held and on vote of the delegates, Wychwood Baptist Church was formed. The first recorded Sunday School consisted of forty scholars and eight devoted teachers who met in a workshop at the rear of 12 Kenwood Avenue, later the Pastor's home. The Sunday School Superintendent was Mr. Hopecraft.

In the Spring of 1910, the Women's Mission Circle was organized with Missions as the focus. In April 1919 the name of the church was changed from Wychwood Baptist to St. Clair Avenue Baptist Church. November 1924 the church moved to its current location on the northwest corner of Wychwood and St. Clair. The opening and dedication services were held Sunday, May 10, 1925.

Over the years we have been blessed with pastors dedicated and committed to bringing the gospel of Christ to God's people. Realizing that the world is at our doorsteps and thereby transforming our community, we are seeking to understand further what God is doing within our community and join Him in that ministry. In order to accomplish this task, we have continued on the path that was set from the beginning, "prayer" and "Missions". Our church has a strong Intercessory Prayer Team made up of individuals Committed to Praying for the Physical and Spiritual well-being of the church and community. We have also engaged ourselves in local missions and have partnered with other churches in the provision of love and grace to the community. We have encouraged participation from members in all church programs.

We are indeed grateful for what God is doing amongst us. We have come a long way considering the challenges we have faced, but those challenges have made us strong in The Lord.

A new chapter has begun in the life of St. Clair Avenue Baptist Church. It is a place where people worship God, and leave feeling encouraged and empowered in their ministry - "A Caring Family of God...Reaching Out to All People".