About us


Mt. Pilgrim Missionary Baptist Church was founded and established in 1925 by, John and Alice Pouncy

along with Bro. and Sis Moses Watkins, Bro E. Garrett and Bro. Eddie Bush. From 1925 to 1929 the church

was led by Pastor Rev. S.H. Saul, followed by Pastor Rev. A.J. Inman. Under their leadership the dedicated

congregation worshipped under a Brush Arbor structure. It wasn't until 1930, under the leadership of Pastor

Rev. J.E. Jenkins when the first two wooden structures were built. Pastor Jenkins at the time served as the

second moderator of the IMBGA (Independent Missionary Baptist General Association) of Texas. In 1954,

Pastor Rev. Travis E. Spiller along with his wife, Sis Sarah L. Spiller organized the church's first Youth Dept-

ment, and the Youth Sponsors Council, which still serves as a model for Houston City Wide, and State Congress

of Christian Workers. Between the years of 1968 and 1975 both Pastor Rev. Abraham Campbell and Pastor

Rev. Melvin Wade made brilliant interior and exterior renovations as well as purchased land across the street

to serve as a parking lot due to the steady growing membership. In 1976, Pastor Rev. G.T. Curry Sr. took the

lead and has led us to present day. Pastor Curry now serves as Emeritus after 46 years of Devine leadership.

During his tenure both the multi-purpose building and the educational building has been added completing

the beloved trinity complex under the direction of Bro. Richard Watkins, Bro. Rossie L. Allen and Bro. Willie

Brew Jr. Over the years Mt. Pilgrim has developed various programs to serve both its membership and the

community. This church has led countless individuals to Christ through Sunday worship, teachings, revivals,

workshops, and enrichment programs for children and adults. Some of these programs include; Men in Action,

United Women's Ministry, Sunday School, and a Scouting Program that was established in 1960 by Bro. James

V. Webster. The counting program has crossed a record number of 18 young men into Eagle Scouts Under

the leadership of Bro. Calvin G. Dunn and Dea. Heard Robinson Jr.

Today Mt. Pilgrim covers 1.5 acres of land on the block of E 32nd 1/2 St. and Link St. in the historic Independent

Heights Community. The Church still serves the community both in person and virtually through Sunday morning

worship as well as various programs and activities through the year.

our Mission:

Our mission here at Mt. Pilgrim is to glorify God by ministering to all mankind in every phase of life, improving

the quality of life experienced here on earth, preparing for eternal existence with God in peace, promoting and

maintaining a "Spirit of Excellence" in fullfilling God's promises to the Great Commission.


Devotion -

Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and

greatest commandment (Matthew 22:37-38)

Service -

In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the

words the Lord Jesus himself said: 'It is more blessed to give than to receive' (Acts 20:35).

Outreach -

And he said to them, "Go into all the word and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation"

(Mark 16:15).