June 2019 We will celebrate our 118th Church Anniversary
117 Years of Ministry
The origin of McKinley Memorial Baptist Church dates back to the year of 1901. when a small band of Christian believers, who were then members of the Salem Baptist Church of Jenkintown, PA. met at the home of Bro. and Sis. A. T. Cottom to organize a prayer band.On the first Sunday in June 1902, the prayer band called a council to meet in the Wilgus Hall in Hatboro, PA.The church was then organized and recognized as a regular Baptist church and named in memory of the Late President, William McKinley.
The original members were: Rev. J. C. Williams, found and builder, Dea. Charles Warner, Dea. Watson Walker, Bro. Robert Hyde, Sis. Ana Newman, Sis Leona Cabell, Sis. Eva Jiles, Sis Ellen Smith, Sis. Rachel Taliaferro, Bro. Clifton Cabell, Sis Lucy Walker, Sis Mary Palmer and Bro. Phillip Taliaferro.
In 1904 the church moved from Hatboro to the Kentner Building on Moreland Road in Willow Grove, from there the church moved to an old brick building on Welsh Rd until 1908 at which time it moved to our present location.
In celebration of the church’s 100th Anniversary a time capsule was placed in the front yard of the church and is set to open for the 125th Church Anniversary.
Our 115th Anniversary was spent rejoicing and reflecting with year-long ministry related activities and giving thanks to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
The ministers who served this church from 1902 – present
|Servants of the Lord, Preacher & Teacher||From||Through|
|Rev. F. P. Diggs||1902||1906|
|Rev. J. C. Williams||1906||1911|
|Rev. R. K. McWoodson||1911||1914|
|Rev. George Carter||1914||1916|
|Rev. L. L. Price||1916||1920|
|Rev. Henry L Price||1920||1932|
|Rev. T. L. Jones||1933||1937|
|Rev. W. H. Crump||1938||1945|
|Rev. Ruben H. Stephens||1945||1954|
|Rev. W. H Smart||1954||1960|
|Rev. Stacey Williams||1963||1966|
|Rev. Joseph H. Haggler||1967||1969|
|Rev. Lowell M. McCown||1970||2006|
|Rev. James W. Banks||2009||2010|
|Rev. Marlon Millner||2012||August 2015|
|Rev. Alexander Payne||2017|
We thank God for the many blessings He has bestowed upon us over the past 117 years of ministry.
To God be the Glory!