Mt. Triumph Baptist Church of Oklahoma City was founded in 1915 in a rented small-framed house at 900 East Noble Street. A council to formally establish the church was called by Rev. Dr. E.W. Perry of Tabernacle Baptist Church and Rev. Lovejoy Clark from Calvary Baptist Church among others.
The church was moved to its current location, 1716 Abram Ross Avenue (formerly Alice Street) in 1919.
The church is affiliated with the Progressive National Baptist Convention (PNBC), which was founded in 1961 by Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. and other ministers on a social justice platform. Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. James A. Dorn, Jr. in currently the President of the Progressive Oklahoma Baptist State Convention (POBSC).
Ministry Focus & Leadership
Mt. Triumph has had 20 pastors in its 100-year history. Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. James A. Dorn, Jr. was called to the pastorate in December, 2005.
Mt. Triumph focuses on a five-fold ministry emphasis: Faith, Family, Finance, Fellowship, and Freedom. The church believes in ministering to the “Whole Person” that families will become stronger.
Though a Baptist church, Mt. Triumph believes in the power of fellowship with other churches and denominations. Regular fellowship and work exists with BLC Ministries, OnePerson, Inc., Good News Bible Club….
Education and Health are the two most important community initiatives for Mt. Triumph. Educational partnerships are currently in place through partnership with the Family Life Learning Center (FLLC) with programs in place at F.D. Moon Elementary, Edwards Elementary, Green Pastures Elementary and Douglass Mid-High School.
1716 Abram Ross Ave. Oklahoma City, OK
A Purpose Driven Church
Purpose #1: Worship - Matt 4:10; Psalm 34:3; Love the Lord with all your heart.Our church exist to worship God. When we express our love to God, we’re worshipping. The Bible says, “Worship the Lord your God, and serve Him only”. Worship comes before service. Worshiping God is the church’s first purpose. Sometimes we get so busy working for God, we don’t have time to express our love for him through worship. Throughout the Bible we are commanded to celebrate God’s presence by magnifying the Lord and exalting his name.
Purpose #2: Ministry - Eph 4:12; Love your neighbor as yourself.Our church exists to minister to people. Ministry is demonstrating God’s love to others by meeting their needs and healing their hurts in the name of Jesus. Each time you reach out in love to others you are ministering to them. The church is to minister to all kinds of needs: spiritual, emotional, relational, and physical. The church is to “…equip the saints for the work of ministry”.
Purpose #3: Evangelism - Matt 28:19-20; Mark 16:15; Luke 24:47-49; John 20:21; Acts 1:8; Go make disciples.Our church exist to communicate God’s Word, to evangelize. We are ambassadors for Christ, and our mission is to evangelize the world. We are to tell the whole world of Christ’s coming, his death on the cross, his resurrection, and his promise to return. Someday each of us will give an account to God regarding how seriously we took this responsibility. It is a great privilege to be a part of bringing people into God’s eternal family.
Purpose #4: Baptizing - Eph 2:19; A New Life - A New Fellowship As Christians we’re called to belong, not just to believe. We are to belong to Christ’s family and be members of his body. Baptism is not only symbolizes our new life in Christ, it visualizes a person’s incorporation into the body of Christ. It says to the world, “this person is now one of us!”
Purpose #5: Discipleship - Col.1:28; Eph 4:1-16; John 17; Acts 2:1-47; Teach them to obey.The word we commonly use to refer to this purpose is discipleship. Our church exist to edify, educate, God’s people. Discipleship is the process of helping people become more like Christ in their thoughts, feelings, and actions. This process begins when a person is born again and continues throughout the rest of life.