VALLEY FORGE, PA (ABNS 10/7/19)—The American Baptist Churches USA (ABCUSA) Office of the General Secretary, along with the American Baptist Historical Society (financial secretary’s office), will transfer into their new offices located at 1015 West Ninth Avenue, in King of Prussia, October 17-18. Offices at 1015 West Ninth Avenue are planned to re-open by October 23.
Mail for the ABCUSA Office of the General Secretary and American Baptist Historical Society (financial secretary’s office) will continue to be received at the existing PO Box 851, Valley Forge, PA 19482-0851, following the move to 1015 West Ninth Avenue.
During the relocation dates, accessibility to staff and the availability of resources will not be as immediate as usual. We apologize in advance for any inconveniences this may cause.
“ABCUSA continues to advance into an exciting new era of ministry and service on behalf of our American Baptist family” said Dr. Lee B. Spitzer, general secretary of ABCUSA. “The new ABCUSA building has been designed to the Office of the General Secretary to fulfill its calling as a national pastoral expression of our American Baptist movement, which has always been centered on the life and ministry of our local churches. The Mission Center that we say goodbye to faithfully served our family in a different cultural and denominational context. Our new building honors our heritage and will serve us well in the future.”
Denominational 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 October 17, 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. The move is expected to occur by November 2019. In the interim period, 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 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.
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.