In 1916, Pastor Charles S. Sanders, a member of the Second Baptist Church in Independence, Missouri, answered the call of the Lord to organize a Mission at 2104 Harrison St. This mission later became Macedonia Baptist Church. Pastor Sanders served the congregation for seven years. Between March and August of 1923, two pastors served: Pastor Jackson Smith from Arkansas and
Pastor L.C. Rice.
To lead men, women, boys & girls to Jesus Christ.
Pastor Preston Allen, Sr. was installed
as pastor on September 23, 1923.
Under his leadership, the facility at
2104 Harrison was purchased for $800 and many improvements were made. In 1933, the congregation burned the mortgage. Macedonia continued at this location for 17 years. In 1940, Macedonia purchased its second facility at 2205 Troost Ave. for $1,500.
To provide a ministry that will reach the lost, strengthen the weak and encourage the strong to become the Christians God called them to be.
All we do is for the purpose of glorifying God. We worship by God's grace and mercy. The entire congregation is to lead men, women, boys, and girls to know Jesus Christ. In our service to Jesus Christ, we are to lift up fellow believers and encourage them to live a life that will influence others to seek the joy of knowing the Savior. The well-being of children and senior citizens are key concerns of our congregation.
We actively seek to serve, enhance and fellowship with the community.
Church programs and activities are implemented for the edification of God's kingdom and never from the premise of making a profit. While cultures and traditions do change, God's word is eternal.
Therefore, the Bible is the basis in what our church believes, teaches, and does.
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I renew my commitment to Christ?
We renew our commitment to Christ, with a committed heart, deciding to obey His word. The bible says that the just shall live by faith...And without faith it is impossible to please God. Taking God at His word is a faith walk. You have to decide that you no longer can trust the things that you can see or control, but rather you have to lean and depend on God everyday. This has to be done with a sincere heart, realizing that you can do nothing without God.
How do I join Macedonia?
To join Macedonia you have to believe that God is sending you here to help this body grow spiritually. When the pastor finishes preaching on Sunday and the doors of the church are opened, you can come down the isle or you can approach a deacon or minister and express your desire to join and they will walk you through the process.
Once again, Thank You and we hope you enjoyed your visit with the Macedonia Church Family.
Please Come Again!
address to the newly purchased
facility at 2455 Benton Blvd. Pastor Preston Allen, Sr. retired from the pulpit after 49 years of service on September 21, 1971. Pastor Preston Allen, Jr. was appointed to fill the position as pastor on January 23, 1972. Later in 1972, the mortgage note on the church was paid in full. Under the leadership of Pastor Preston Allen, Jr., Macedonia Baptist Church was placed on the city records as a Historic Landmark.; (Former President Harry S. Truman
While worshipping at this location, Ike Richardson, an associate minister, answered the call of the Holy Spirit to establish a mission which later became the Welcome Baptist Church. Still growing, the congregation needed more room to worship.
In 1955, a contract was signed to purchase the Benton Blvd. Baptist Church facility at 2455 Benton Blvd. for the sum of $45,000. On Sunday, June 17, 1957, the congregation formed a parade and the church marched from the 2205 Troost Ave.
was baptized in the facility when it was Benton Boulevard Baptist Church.) On December 31, 1996, Pastor Preston Allen, Jr. retired as pastor of Macedonia Baptist Church after serving 25 years. Pastor Leslie Sims served as interim pastor January 1, 1997 through May 3, 1997.
Pastor John Leslie Brooks, having served as an associate minister of Macedonia Baptist Church, began his pastorate on May 4, 1997. Under Pastor Brooks’ pastorate, many major renovations were made to the 2455 Benton Blvd. facility, including a new roof, pews in the balcony, carpet, refurbished restrooms, and too many more to count. Many new ministries, committees and teams have been established and a church newsletter was started. As Macedonia continued to experience numerical growth, a second worship service was added October 14, 2001. On May 4, 2003, Pastor received a Master of Divinity degree from Midwestern Baptist Seminary. Macedonia has licensed several ministers and ordained many deacons. Charles Porter, Sr. heading Building and Grounds as a part-time employee was the only staff. Because of the numerical growth, full time staff was needed;
So Macedonia hired Youth Pastor, Dr. Antoine Richardson (July 2003); Administrative Assistant, Tanya Comeaux (July 2003); Office Manager, Janice Muhammad (May 2007); Financial Secretary, Danuyell Murray (February 2008);Discipleship Pastor DeLano Sheffield, M.Div. (January 2013); Teen Pastor, Darrell Bailey (March 2013), and hired part-time Building and Grounds Staff, Kenny Gray (February 2007), all under his pastorate.
(Sister Goldie Gorman served as Administrative Assistant for Pastor Allen, Sr., Pastor Allen, Jr., and Pastor Brooks.)
Building the Wall, Macedonia 300, with the 5-year goal to raise $1 million toward building a new facility. That goal was reached in May 2004. In December 2003, land was purchased at 1700 E. Linwood Blvd. Then on July 15, 2007, broke ground and on August 31, 2010, Macedonia received its Permanent Certificate of Occupancy Permit from the City of Kansas City, MO.
On October 16, 2010, a parade of Macedonians and fellow well-wishers marched from 2455 Benton Blvd. to 1700 E. Linwood Blvd. to celebrate the Ribbon Cutting and to celebrate moving into Macedonia Baptist Church’s fourth
location in over 94 years. On Sunday, October 17, 2010, Macedonia had it’s first Sunday School and Worship Service at 1700 E. Linwood Blvd. The last service at 2455 Benton Blvd. was on January 30, 2011. On February 6, 2011, Macedonia officially moved into the new facility full time.
Since our move, we continue to experience numerical growth and completed Phase II on April 6, 2011, which included the finishing of the lower level for classrooms and Children’s Church and the Little Lambs Nursery. We also implemented two services in April 2012, Small Groups Bible Study, and Teen Church began April 1, 2012, under Pastor Darrell Bailey’s leadership) to accommodate our growing teen population. We began International Missions Ministry with a trip both to Haiti and Slovokia in Eastern Europe. March, 2014 we started work on Phase III of finishing 1700 E Linwood. Phase III will give us more classrooms, another conference room, and multi-purpose area (was completed in February 2015) (with a walking track and kitchen), as we continue to strive to grow in the grace and knowledge of our
Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.