VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 2/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA Office of the General Secretary purchased a new office building located at 1015 West Ninth Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406. The new location is close to the current location of the American Baptist Churches Mission Center at 588 North Gulph Road in King of Prussia.
As American Baptist Churches General Secretary Lee Spitzer previously noted when the move was announced, “As we transition from the current Mission Center, we have created an American Baptist neighborhood….Centuries of Baptist history affirms that what unites us is Jesus, our common mission aims and ABC identity, not real estate,” said Spitzer. “American Baptist Churches has no center – we live, fellowship and serve all over our mission field. We are a movement, which focuses on the centrality of the local church as God’s context for mission and fellowship. In a new day, let us recommit to take the good news of the Gospel of Jesus Christ into all the world!”
“Even though the national partners are now in multiple locations, they remain fully committed to collaborating together to serving local ABC congregations advancing ABC mission and ministry,” said Acting General Secretary Jeff Woods.
The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and the American Baptist Historical Society (financial secretary’s office) will be moving their offices to 1015 West Ninth Avenue in the middle of 2019.
Following the Celebration and Thanksgiving Service held at the American Baptist Churches Mission Center on Thursday, November 16, 2017, the national American Baptist agencies housed in the property at that time have been transitioning to new locations. All of the entities continue to reside in or close to the King of Prussia area.
Locations and Mailing Addresses:
The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and American Baptist Historical Society (financial secretary’s office) will be located at 1015 West Ninth Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406 beginning in mid-2019, but will continue to receive mail at the existing PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 following the move to 1015 West Ninth Avenue from 588 North Gulph Road.
The main offices of the American Baptist Historical Society will remain at Mercer University, located at 2930 Flowers Rd, South, Suite 150, Atlanta, GA 30341. The organization’s mailing address is 3001 Mercer University Drive, Atlanta, GA 30341.
The location and mailing address of the American Baptist Home Mission Societies, American Baptist Extension Corporation and American Baptist Women’s Ministries is 1075 First Avenue, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
The American Baptist Foundation is moving to a building it has purchased and renovated in nearby East Norriton, located at 420 West Germantown Pike, East Norriton, PA 19403. In the immediate future, mail will continue to be received using the existing PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851 and the office continues to be located at 588 North Gulph Road, King of Prussia, PA 19406; the move is expected to occur by summer 2019.
The location and mailing address of International Ministries is 1003 West Ninth Avenue, Suite A, King of Prussia, PA 19406.
The Ministers Council has relocated to an office in the Baptist Church of West Chester, located at 221 South High Street, West Chester, PA 19382.
The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, in ministry as MMBB Financial Services, has historically maintained its primary offices in New York City and will continue to do so. The location and mailing address for MMBB is 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 1700, New York, NY 10115-0049.
To contact organizations listed above by phone, use the following phone numbers:
◾The ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary can be reached by phone by calling 1-610-768-2000 or 1-800-222-3872 and pressing the appropriate extension for persons in the Office of the General Secretary.
◾To contact American Baptist Extension Corporation directly, dial 610-768-2232.
◾To contact the American Baptist Foundation directly, dial 610-768-2035.
◾To contact American Baptist Historical Society Pa. Office directly, dial 610-768-2269. For the Atlanta office, dial 678-547-6680.
◾To contact American Baptist Home Mission Societies directly, dial 888-79-ABHMS (888-79-22467).
◾To contact American Baptist Women’s Ministries directly, dial 610-768-2288.
◾To contact International Ministries directly, dial 610-768-2168.
◾To contact the Ministers Council directly, dial 610-314-7837.
◾To contact The Ministers and Missionaries Benefit Board, in ministry as MMBB Financial Services directly, dial (800) 986-6222.
American Baptist Churches USA is one of the most diverse Christian denominations today, with approximately 5,000 congregations comprised of 1.3 million members, across the United States and Puerto Rico, all engaged in God’s mission around the world.