Our Mission is to present Jesus Christ through Christian Education, Missions, and Community Outreach.
Our Vision is a place where people can Learn and Grow through the Word of God and Discipleship.
Having Been Led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior, and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and the Son, and of the Holy Ghost, we do now in the presence of God, angels, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.
We Engage, Therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of the church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.
We Also Engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting, and excessive anger; to obtain from the sale and use of any substance which would injure the body of corrupt the soul, and to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We Further Engage to watch over one another in Christian love; to remember each other in prayer; to aid each other in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, and mindful of the rules of our Savior, to secure it without delay.
We Moreover Engage that, when we remove from this place, we will as soon as possible unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
And now unto Him, who brought again from the dead, Our Lord Jesus Christ, be power, and Glory forever. Amen.
Pastor Michael A . Stitt
The Reverend Michael A. Stitt is a 1987 graduate of West Chester University with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Liberal Arts, concentrating in Business Management. He earned a Master of Theological Studies from Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary in 2001. He was licensed in November 1988 at Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and ordained in September 1998 at New Hope Baptist Church in Paoli, Pennsylvania.
During his ministerial career he has served in a wide variety of positions in several congregations. From July 2000 until February 2005, he was a member of Triumph Baptist Church in Sewickley, Pennsylvania where he served on the evangelism team, Youth Ministry, and assisted the Pastor. Pastor Stitt served as Interim Pastor at Paoli Baptist Church in Paoli, Pennsylvania from April 2005 until April 2006. In October of 2006, he followed the leading of the Holy Spirit and joined the family of Macedonia Baptist Church in Norristown, Pennsylvania. Under the leadership of Pastor Byron L. Craig he served as Associate Pastor, Elder of Christian Education and overseer of the Overcomers Ministry. In March 2012, he became Interim Pastor at Saints Memorial Baptist Church in Bryn Mawr. Later that year, on October 12, 2012, Pastor Stitt was installed as the Senior Pastor at Saints Memorial where he continues to serve and lead. Pastor Stitt’s vision for Saints Memorial is to be “A Place where people can Learn and Grow through the Word of God and Discipleship.”
In addition to his work within congregations, Pastor Stitt has served as an Instructor and as Assistant Dean for the New Life Bible Institute. He has served as guest chaplain for the Pittsburgh Steelers periodically starting in the early 2000’s up to as recently as 2018 and also as a guest chaplain for the Denver Broncos in 2017. Pastor Stitt has been privileged to travel to Uganda and Haiti which enabled him to minister to the people and the people to him.
He has had a successful corporate career in Management Training and Leadership within the Pharmaceutical field and has been acknowledged with numerous awards for his work. He praises God for opening up doors and blessing his career.
He married his lovely wife, the former Roslyn McKenney on June 6, 1981. They have been blessed with 2 beautiful daughters, Jennifer (Rivera) and Allison (Brown), sons-in-law, Joshua Rivera and Brian Brown, and 3 granddaughters, Gianna Brown, Celia Brown, and Bella Rivera.
“For though I preach the Gospel, I have nothing to glory of for necessity is laid upon me; yea woe is unto me, if I preach not the Gospel!” 1 Corinthians 9:16
History of Saints Memorial Baptist Church
The Early Years (1903 – 1926)
A new Baptist church was established in Bryn Mawr. The First Baptist Church of Bryn Mawr was a white church, but their minister took part in the “setting apart” of which a predominantly African American was formed. The first seven years were devoted to building up the fledgling congregation from being a mission and preaching station into a congregation. This was no easy task so over these years there was a succession of pastors. One of these ministers was Joseph Green. It is uncertain when he assumed the pastorate, but it was during his ministry that the Second Baptist Church of Bryn Mawr applied for its charter. On May 4 1910, members applied to the Assembly of the Commonwealth to be registered as a Baptist Church. The charter was granted on June 10 and 35 believers became the charter members of the Second Baptist Church of Bryn Mawr. The next sixteen years saw steady growth under the ministries of the Reverends. Frank Mitchell, E. B. Harris and John Ruffin. However, it was a young Virginian, J. Arthur Younger who was called to the pulpit in 1926 and remained for fifty years who was to leave the most lasting impression on the congregation.