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A Model "Church of Character"

November 21, 2001


Mt. Washington Baptist Church is a long-established American Baptist church of approximately 400 parishioners. It spans all ages, education levels, and employment arrangements from professional to hourly employees. Parishioners commute from a variety of neighborhoods. The congregation is predominately white, with a small but growing number of Afro-Americans. The church is located in the Mt. Washington neighborhood of Cincinnati, a largely white, blue-collar community.

Full time staff positions include Senior Pastor Dr. James Menninger, a minister for Christian education and pastoral care, a youth minister, and a business manager.

Congregational services include two Sunday morning worship services (one traditional and one contemporary), Sunday School for all ages, and Bible study and prayer meeting on Wednesday evenings. About 25% of the congregation participate in fellowship-support-study small groups during the week.

Examples of outreach to the community include its visitation to church visitors, neighborhood invitation letters to church functions, and "backtrack " ministry to workers caring for the horses at a nearby track.

Dr. James Menninger
Telephone:  513-231-4445

Mt. Washington Baptist Church
2005 Sutton Avenue
Cincinnati, OH 45230

This material is published by the Faith Committee of the Character Council of Greater Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky. Reproduction and Adaptation is encouraged.