Philadelphia Baptist Church has been in existence for
over 85 years. The church has its roots near downtown
Atlanta at the intersection Cameron Street and Kalb St.
Today, you’ll find houses and I-20 on the land that once
belonged Cameron Street Baptist Church, as we were
We are not sure when the church actually began, but the
earliest records we have on file are from 1931. By 1936,
our name had been changed to McDonald Memorial
Baptist Church. By 1959, the church name had been
changed to Philadelphia Baptist Church and the decision
had been made to become an independent Baptist church.
During the next few decades, the church saw many blessings.
A new property was purchased and the church relocated
to Conyers in 1973. A new church auditorium was
constructed that year at a cost of $116,000. In 1976,
Philadelphia Christian School was started. And educational
building was built in the early 80’s with a gymnasium being
added later. God’s blessing was evident as souls were saved
and disciples were made.
In 2007, another chapter was opened for the church when
an old school building on 26 acres in Rutledge was given to
the church. Eventually, both church and school were
relocated. For the last twelve years, we have prayed for
God to allow us to sell the former property in Conyers in
order to most effectively minister in this community. We
praise the Lord for what He has done in recent months in
answer to those prayers.
Throughout the history of our church, there has been only
one constant. Our name has changed, our location has
changed, our leadership has changed and our membership
has changed. But there is One who has not changed, the
Lord Jesus Christ, and He is still the head of our church to
this day. As we celebrate the history of our church, we want
to give all the glory to Jesus, the only One who deserves it.