“Koinonia” - Fellowship
Acts 2:44 & 47 (NIV)
All the believers were together and had everything in common . . .
praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people.
And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.
134 Years of History
It was 1885 when twenty-six earnest Christians obtained their letters from the Rehoboth Baptist Church (mother church), and founded Mount Moriah Baptist Church. The name of the church was suggested by one of the members, and unanimously accepted by all.
RECOGNITION OF THE CHURCH
The church was recognized on Monday, July 13, 1885, when a council of pastors and delegates from twelve Baptist Churches, declared the existence of the Mount Moriah Baptist Church of Washington, D.C. The churches included: Shiloh, Bethlehem, St. Luke’s, Virginia Avenue, Enon, Walker Memorial, Macedonia, First, Third and Fourth Baptist of Washington, D.C., along with Beulah and Third Baptist of Alexandria, Virginia.
FIRST HOME AND MEMBERS
Mount Moriah’s first services were held in the home of Brother Sampson & Sister Fannie (Katie) Thomas, located at 1220 2nd Street, S. W., Washington, D. C. The first members included Brothers John Delaney, Thomas Delaney, James Eglan, Walter Epps, Charles Fields, Joseph Hailstorks, Arthur Howard, Charles Richardson, James Shorts, Sampson Thomas, Luther Washington, Frank Thomas; Sisters Nellie Berry, Everlina Cox, Mary Dent, Priscilla Dent, Lucinda Fowler, Susie Hailstorks, Harriet Howard, Margaret Molden, Maria Price, Fannie (Katie) Thomas, Mary Thompson, Caroline Upshur, Helen Washington and Mary Vincent.