OUR RICH HISTORY
170+ Years and Counting!
HISTORY OF METROPOLITAN BAPTIST CHURCH
171 Years of Service
Metropolitan was founded by members of the African American community in Allegheny City in 1850. During its early years the congregation worshiped at several different locations in Allegheny City. By the early years of the 20th century the congregation purchased a site on Sampson (now Sampsonia) Street at the head of Reddour Street where they erected a church building for worship, education and fellowship. From this location, in what was Allegheny’s Second Ward, the Metropolitan Baptist congregation has played and continues to play a vital part in the Northside community.