About Mt. Carmel

Church Motto
We are the church that don’t talk about it. We be about it!

Mission Statement
We live to experience the love of Jesus and give it away.


  • Outreach Ministry
  • Usher Ministry
  • Youth Ministry

Vision of the Church

Matthew 28:18-20
And Jesus came and spake unto them, saying, “All power is given unto me in heaven and on earth. Go ye therefore,and teach all nations baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost: teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you: and, lo, I am with you always, even unto the end of the world.”


Mount Carmel Baptist Church Established 1927

During the early part of 1927, a group of wandering Christians decided to come together and organize a church. This group was an offspring of First Baptist Church, located on Jefferson Street. After prayerful thinking, the group assembled on the second Monday night in May, at the Old Strong Building, and later moved to a house on North Seventh Street. The first church was built on North Seventh Street, under the pastorate of Rev. U.S. Patterson, who served until 1930.

Rev. Gordon served until 1931. Rev. F. D. Davis was pastor from 1931 through 1934. Rev. L. H. Harper served as pastor from 1935-1937. Rev. E. Grant served from May to July of 1937. Rev. W. S. Summer was pastor from 1937-1944.

Rev. L. H. Handsborough served as pastor from 1945-1979. In 1946, the church building burned beyond repair. The membership worked together and purchased land from Mrs. Roberta Owens on North Sixth Street, and a new edifice was built. In 1969, the Urban Renewal asked the membership to relocate. Again, the members worked together and were able to obtain a church building at 711 Brook Avenue, our current location. Under the pastorate of Rev. L. H. Handsborough and before his retirement in 1979, the church was cleared of all indebtedness. Rev. Edward Finley served as pastor 1980-1981.

In 1981, Rev. J. W. Watson began his pastorate at Mt. Carmel Baptist Church and retired March, 2020.

In July 2020, Rev. Mitchell Davis was Pastor until his death in March, 2021. Much was accomplished during the short tenure of Rev. Davis.

In August of 2021, Rev. Robert L. Stevenson, Sr., was called as Pastor of the Mt. Carmel Baptist Church.


In Loving Memory
Pastor Mitchell Davis

Meet The Staff



Rev. Robert L. Stevenson Sr.

Pastor Emeritus: Rev. Jack W. Watson

Pastor Emeritus

Rev. Jack W. Watson

Finance Committee

Bro. Arthur Taylor, Bro. George Powell, Bro. L. C. Gentry and Sis. Quessie Williams

Financial Secretary

Sis. Delvernia English


Jordan Haynes

Church Clerk

Mae Etta Haynes