Memorial Baptist Church began as a mission of Woodland Baptist Church in the summer of 1925 when the heart of God stirred the hearts of His people to establish a new work in a farming community called Aldine. An old wooden building previously occupied by Woodland Baptist Church was moved to a plot of ground donated by Mr. J.B. Williams in memory of his loving wife. This is how we were named —as a memorial to the glory of God in memory of Mrs. J.B. Williams.
The work in the Aldine community continued as a mission under the watch-care of Woodland Baptist Church. In July 1931, Memorial Baptist Church was launched as a church with approximately 25 charter members. For nearly twenty years the church met in the old wooden building and in 1951 the first permanent building was completed to house a growing Sunday School. In 1953 Memorial built her first new worship center followed by additional education space in 1959.
Sixteen years later, in 1975, Memorial dedicated a large preschool building (debt free) and in 1978 she built the Sloan Family Life Center. People in the community continued to be reached and in 1985 Memorial built one of the most beautiful worship centers in Houston.
God continued to draw people to Memorial. The community changed and as Memorial families moved to other areas of the city, God began to stir the hearts of His people again. Silently, people prayed and waited for words of encouragement. In a remarkable movement of the Holy Spirit, the sweet spirit living in Memorial produced a climate receptive to consider relocation. The details between introduction of the idea and where we minister today are nothing short of a miracle of God working in the hearts of His people.
In 2003 Memorial engaged in her exodus from 9101 Airline to an interim site in the Family Life Center of Spring Tabernacle. Memorial prospered in the interim location and in March 2005, she opened the doors of the new facility located at 22333 Kuykendahl. To God be the glory, great things He has done!
"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11