A Pastor’s Vision

“My hope for the future is that God would raise up a new crop of indigenous church planters that will be better able to reach their communities than outsiders would ever be able to reach them. We’re seeing God do that very thing. We need churches from here that would be willing to partner up with guys that aren’t from here, and also with Black and Brown and other ethnic-looking church planters to help them make a difference in New England. Tremont Temple Church in Boston is the oldest integrated church in the United States of America. It was started because John Tremont was not allowed to bring some friends with different skin colors to the church where he wanted to worship. He said I’ll build a church where anybody can worship. So Tremont Temple Church was started there in the heart of Boston on Tremont Street. It’s literally a block from the Statehouse, it’s right around the corner from the Boston Common, it’s right across the street from the Granary Cemetery where Sam Adams, Paul Revere, Ben Franklin’s parents are buried there. Today Tremont Temple is a Southern Baptist congregation, we’re about ready to open our first SEND relief center in the greater Boston area on the second floor of Tremont Temple Baptist Church. It’s going open the door for people to come in and do missions work right in the heart of the city.” – Bryant