What To Expect


Worship services are casual at "The Mount". Many people wear jeans or dress "business casual." We encourage you to arrive about 10 minutes before the service starts so you can meet people. Our service includes music, often songs you might recognize . The pastor or a designated minister teaches a bible-based message with practical application to help you live out your faith during the week.  Some services we celebrate communion, but there’s no pressure to participate if you don’t want to.  Services are usually a little over a hour and a half, and then you’re welcome to hang out and talk with people afterwards


If you have children under the age of 3, we have a team of loving, trained volunteers in our secure nursery area.  For children 4 years or older , we have Children’s Classes - a fun, up-beat service that includes music, games and a bible lesson taught at their level.  We encourage middle school and high school students, to join their parents in adult service.

Our Story

In late 1957 three deacons began to sense the need for starting a new church in the Stop Six community in Fort Worth, TX. They met in a small house on South Edgewood Terrace. After much prayer and discussion, this need became a reality. Rev. G. W. Sessions was called as the first Pastor of Mount Moriah Missionary Baptist Church. The church had approximately 25 members. In February 1958 under Rev. Sessions leadership the church moved to a building located at 2026 Danner Street.

In 1964, while still on Danner Street, Rev. Frank Lawson was called to be the second pastor. In October 1971, Rev. Isaiah Taylor was called as the third pastor. By this time the membership had grown to approximately 60 members. Rev. Taylors’ ministry began generations of faithfulness. In September 1977, the building at 2026 Danner was sold to Saint Paul Missionary Baptist Church where Rev. Stewart served as their pastor.

Under Pastor Taylor’s leadership, in 1978, the property at 2601 Village Creek Road was purchased for $20,000. Deacon L.C. Cortez was chairman of the deacons and Deacon Johnny Harris was co-chairman. In May of 1978, an additional lot in the Sunrise Addition was purchased for $1200 to be used as a parking lot. By this time, Deacon Richard Morris was a trustee.

From 1982 to 1998 there were numerous remodeling tasks that were completed, as well as additional land purchased. The church purchased new furniture for the sanctuary in August 1981. The financing contract was signed by Deacon Richard Morris and Sister Jean Harris, the secretary. This debt was paid in full in July 1983. The church also purchased a van in the amount of $1000. The congregation continued to grow physically, spiritually, and financially. In 1988, the church began to consider building a larger facility. These plans never became a reality.

The Sunday School and Vacation Bible School grew tremendously. The church flourished with young minds and hearts. In late 1988, the members decided to remodel the building. Most of the work was completed by the members. New central heat and air units were installed. During Rev. Taylor’s tenure as pastor, the churches finances grew. At a business meeting held on the first Monday night in November 1998, the church voted to accept a contractors’ (LaFane Battles) proposal of $265,000 for a new sanctuary.

This vision of a new sanctuary became a reality. The closing documents were signed by Deacons Willie Spencer, Maurice Battles, and Secretary Sis. Patricia Umblance. The new church was completed in 1999 and the first service was held on the first Sunday in October 1999. The spiritual results from this new beginning created willing minds and hearts as well as working hands.

In 2005, Pastor Taylor made the decision to retire after 37 years of faithful service and leadership, for health reasons. Just as Moses passed on the Staff and the charge of responsibility to Aaron, Pastor Taylor passed the Staff on to Patrick L. Turner. Under Pastor Turner’s leadership, the congregation has continued to grow with many ministries formed. His conviction is that the church is God’s tool for reaching a lost world through the Word of God’s Love and Peace. “The Mount” has a strong spiritual heritage and because of God’s abundant Grace, we have the potential to be able to reach many outside our small community through mass media.

In October of 2007, the 15-year church mortgage was paid off in 8 years. The note burning ceremony was held Sunday, November 18, 2007. In March of 2008, “The Mount” began to look for a larger sanctuary. Trinity Christian Church was being considered. Later plans changed and we began to look at the Ryanwood Baptist Church located at 1401 Meadowlane Terrace in the Meadowbrook area. After several business meetings, an agreement between the two churches was made.

The first unofficial service held at the Ryanwood location was the funeral service of Deacon Willie Spencer, Chairman, on Saturday, January 3, 2009. Another milestone was accomplished when Word Of Faith Deliverance Church(Minister H.E. Peterson, Pastor) signed an agreement to lease our Village Creek property for 1 year on February 28, 2009.

In 2010, the fellowship hall was dedicated in Memory of Sister Lela B. Taylor.

January 31, 2010, Pastor Emeritus Isiah Taylor was called to be with the Lord.

July 17, 2011, a women’s lounge was dedicated in memory of Sister Bobby Lucas.

In 2012, the Verizon cell tower was erected and a beautiful cross adorns its top.

In 2013, the Village Creek sanctuary and property was sold in April and those funds were allocated toward the principal of our current facility.

We look forward to the many blessings that God has in store for us. As we continue to grow, we as the body of Christ, are committed to the loyal and faithful service to God. Being led by His Spirit we will never fail.

Our Beliefs


Accepting the Sinner, Denouncing the Sin. We believe that no sin is too big for God to forgive. Therefore, as Christians, we should be open and eager to share the Gospel with everyone regardless of their sin or affliction. However, making Jesus Lord of our lives means striving towards holiness and turning from our sinful ways. Therefore, while being open to all sinners, Christians ought not accept, ignore, or promote any sin as permissible.

Bible. We believe the Bible to be the inspired Word of God, without error, the revelation of His will for the salvation of men, and the divine and final authority for all Christian faith and life.

God. We believe in one God existing in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God has always been and will always be the only God. There were none before Him and shall be none after him.

The Father. We believe that the Father created all things in heaven and on earth. He created human beings out of a love for us and desires a personal relationship with each of us.

Jesus. We believe that Jesus Christ is true God and true man, having been conceived of the Holy Spirit and born of the Virgin Mary. He lived a sinless life and died on the cross as the sacrifice for our sins according to the Scriptures. Furthermore, He arose bodily from the dead and ascended into heaven.

Holy Spirit. We believe that the ministry of the Holy Spirit is to convict men, making them aware of their sin and the salvation available through Jesus. He regenerates, guides, instructs and empowers the believer for godly living and service.

Man. We believe that man was created in the image of God and sinless, but fell into sin and is therefore lost and subject to judgment. There is nothing man can do to save himself from this judgment, but he can accept the death of Jesus as punishment in place of his own eternal death by acknowledging God and accepting the free gift of salvation.

Salvation. We believe that the sacrificial death of Jesus Christ provides the only way of justification and salvation for all who believe. Any who attach additional works of man as a requirement for salvation are false in that they infer Jesus’ death is insufficient in and of itself to save and that human beings somehow have the capability to save themselves.

Our Staff


Pastor: Patrick L. Turner
Pastor: Patrick L. Turner
Chairman: Terry D. Dillon
Chairman: Terry D. Dillon
Music Ministry Coordinator: Martina Turner
Music Ministry Coordinator: Martina Turner
Director of Christian Education: Dr. Charles Lister
Director of Christian Education: Dr. Charles Lister
Secretary: Kysha Neal
Secretary: Kysha Neal