Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church

Loving God, loving one another, loving Highlandtown Baltimore, MD
Abbott Memorial Presbyterian Church

Who We Are

Historic Abbott Memorial Church has been a light in the southeast Baltimore neighborhood of Highlandtown since its founding by Welsh immigrants more than 130 years ago.

Today our church family is a diverse mixture of people and families: young and old, blue-collar and professional, life-long Presbyterians and other religious backgrounds. We want to be known as a church for Highlandtown and southeast Baltimore, a church that loves and cares for each other and for our neighbors.

If you are looking for a place to explore some of life’s biggest questions, we want to provide a safe environment where you can learn about faith, about God and His Son, Jesus Christ. If you are a Christian and new to the area, we encourage you to become involved and share in what God is doing at Abbott.

We are glad you’re checking us out here on faith street, and we hope that what you discover here will encourage you to check us out in person. You are always welcome to come worship with us just as you are

About Us

Presbyterian (PCA)



Plan Your Visit



3426 Bank St.
Baltimore, MD 21224



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Leadership View all


Paul Warren
Senior Pastor

Paul Warren has served as the pastor of Abbott Church since 1997. He and his wife, Phyllis, met while they were members of New City Fellowship, in Chattanooga, Tennessee. Paul was also working on staff at Covenant College as a Residence Hall Director and assistant soccer coach, while Phyllis was a Biology Education major at the college. They married in 1989 and had their first two sons, Arny and Archie, while living in Carter Hall at the college. A few years later they moved to Orlando, Florida where Paul attended Reformed Theological Seminary and served as youth minister at Howell Branch Fellowship. During their time in Orlando, the Warrens welcomed their first daughter, Zoe, and another son, Carpenter. After graduating in 1995 with an MDiv, Paul was called as an assistant pastor to Parkview Church in Lilburn, Georgia. During their time in Atlanta, another son, Shepherd, was born and also another daughter, Glory Joy. The Warrens moved to Highlandtown and have lived on Bank Street ever since. All four of the Warren boys have graduated from Calvert Hall College High School, where Phyllis now teaches full time in the science department, and then matriculated to the United States Naval Academy where they have played on the varsity water polo team. Zoe followed in her parents footsteps back south to Covenant College. Glory is a senior in high school and is hoping to spend a gap year in Ethiopia working with her uncle at the AIDS Care & Treatment Project in Addis Ababa. Paul enjoys (?) running and has completed seven marathons.

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