Macedonia Baptist Church is located in Ansonia, Connecticut, New Haven County. Ansonia, according to the most recent census, has a population of a little over 19,000 persons of which 77.6% are Caucasian, 16.7% Hispanic and 11.6% claiming African American Heritage. Ansonia has many churches of various denominations. It was formerly an industrial city, and was known as the "Copper City" because of the many manufacturing firms in the city. Presently, the local hospital is the largest employer within the Valley; however, a newly elected administration has revived economic development and is attracting new businesses. We are located within 20 minutes of larger cities within the state, that is Bridgeport, New Haven, and Waterbury. Also, New York City has an approximate drive time of 1.5 hours and is easily accessible by bus or train.
Macedonia Baptist Church has been in the same location for all 127 years of its existence. The building has undergone renovations/modifications with many more needed. We have had twelve Pastors, with the current Pastor installed June 12, 2016. The longest pastorate has been 42 years. To its credit, Macedonia has never suffered a "split". The membership currently stands at approximately 120 souls, with an average Sunday attendance of approximately 65 souls. The majority of these persons are above the age of 50. However, of late many young families have been attending services. Therefore, with a strong evangelistic approach, there is the potential for growth. The activities of the church include: Church School every Sunday morning prior to Morning Worship, Bible Academy/Prayer Meeting on Wednesday evenings, and the Macedonia Lighthouse which is an offsite community outreach Church School for youth and for New Member Classes. Other ministries include: Diaconate, Trustees, Finance, Floral, Missionary, Ushers-both Senior and Junior, Music Ministry including Men's Chorus, Voices of Praise, and Junior Voices of Praise, Hunger Awareness, Media, Visitation, and Gleener Committee. Other outreach ministries include: Clothes Closet, Monthly Sponsor of The Master's Table, Inc., Food Bank, and quarterly dinners for Senior Citizens. Also, we have ministries that stand ready to uplift those who are in need. It must be stated that Macedonia has always played a vital role in community affairs. One of our late pastors was the founder of the local branch of the NAACP. The church does not own a parsonage.
Macedonia Baptist Church is a member of the National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc., the Connecticut State Missionary Baptist Convention, the Levite Association, and the American Baptist Convention.
VISION OF THE CHURCH
To reach the "masses, souls of every birth", to teach, and to preach the unadulterated Word of GOD. To be a vital, growing, and praying church that as disciples of Christ, we are united with each other in praising GOD and having favor with all people. To be equipped and empowered by the aid of the Holy Spirit to be heares and doers of the Word of Jesus Christ, all to the honor and glory of our Father the Lord GOD Almighty.
HOPE OF THE CHURCH
We endeavor to please GOD by faith, and to spread the Light, Love, and Forgiveness of Jesus the Christ in word and deed.
WORK OF THE CHURCH
Macedonia Baptist Church of Ansonia, CT is striving to be a church that Christ is coming back for. By the power of the Holy Spirit, we will pursue a higher level of love and of ministry by being united with Christ and united with each other. We shall not grow weary in seeking the salvation of the lost, or the abundant life that GOD has in store for His people.