Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church

Rev. John D. Walthall III

About Us

Membership & Affiliations

Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church is a member of and/or affiliated with the following organizations:

• Baptist Ministers’ Conference of Toledo and Vicinity – Toledo, OH

• National Baptist Conference USA, Inc.

• NAACP – Toledo, OH

• American Baptist College – Toledo Branch




Easter Sunday April 16, 2006 forty-two people met in a banquet room at the Clarion Hotel of Toledo Ohio to worship their Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The message delivered was taken from Luke 24:1-9 and 1 Corinthians 15:55 and titled “The Grave Couldn’t Hold Him”.


This was the beginning of a new mission movement in our community. Rev. John D. Walthall III, preacher, teacher and a former pastor, had a vision of a congregation that was a big family working together in Christian Service. A ministry that addresses the total person and focuses on “practical application”of Scripture. Rev. Walthall shared this vision with his wife Edith, who had served Christ with together with him for over 25 years of ministry. Together they stepped out on faith on this mission for Christ.


After a few weeks of worship meetings and being blessed with more persons Rev. Walthall’s pastor Rev. Dr. John E. Roberts, the Pastor of Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church and several other pastors and deacons visited a meeting and agreed that this mission was ready to become a viable congregation in our community.


Sunday April 30, 2007 at 7:00 PM in the sanctuary of the Indiana Avenue Missionary Baptist Church Pastor John E. Roberts, Pastor Willie Perryman of Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church and Moderator of the New Light District Baptist Association; Pastor Theodis Horton of Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church and President of the Baptist Minister’s Conference of Toledo and Vicinity; Pastor Gerald O. Fletcher of New Light Missionary Baptist Church and Dean of the New Light District Baptist Association; Pastor Clifford Mayes of Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church; Bishop James Murchison of St. James Missionary Baptist Church and many other clergy and deacons along with a host of well wishers gathered to help organize this congregation.


The Mount Ararat Missionary Baptist Church was organized that evening after the reading of the Church Resolution, Statement of Purpose, Reverend John D. Walthall III was selected by unanimous vote to be the Pastor and 36 joined the congregation as founding members.




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