Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church

"A Purpose Driven Church...Reaching the World for Christ"

Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in Birmingham,AL 35211-4141

Who We Are

We are an inner-city church in the heart of Birmingham, Alabama. We believe that a great commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission will grow a great church!

Our Mission Statement:

The Mission of the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church is to Reach, Teach, and Baptize throughout the world beginning in our community, fulfilling the Great Commission by the power and presence of the Holy Spirit until Jesus returns.

Our Vision Statement:

We will fulfill this mission through Evangelism, Discipleship, Ministry, Fellowship, and Worship. The results will be Spiritual, Numeric, Ministry, and Mission growth.

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What are services like?

We have two spirit-filled services each Sunday that features traditional and contemporary music. There is strong, bible-based preaching from our dynamic Pastor. We have state-of-the-art audio/video equipment in our sanctuary with two large video screens.

What is the community like?

It is an African-American community of lower-income families. There are schools and many churches in the area.

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We especially would like to invite you to come visit us and enjoy the worship experience.

Our Services

Sunday: 08:00am, 09:30am, and 10:45am

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2135 Jefferson Ave SW
Birmingham, AL 35211-4141
(205) 925-5972

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Size: Large

Traditional Hymns, Gospel Choir, Contemporary

Multigenerational, Young, Young families, Lots of kids, Historic, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Progressive, Down to Earth, Casual

Preschool, Community Service, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Nursery, Missions, Choir, Youth Group

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Our Services

Sunday 08:00am: Early Worship Service
Sunday 09:30am: Sunday School for All Ages
Sunday 10:45am: Worship Service

Church Leader

Michael Wesley Sr.

Michael Wesley Sr.

Dr. Michael W. Wesley Sr. is a native of Birmingham, Alabama where he was educated in the public school system. He graduated from Tennessee State University, Nashville,Tennessee with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Music Education. He received a Master’s Degree in Music Education; a Class A certification in School Principal ship and the Educational Specialist Degree in Educational Leadership from Samford University in Birmingham, Alabama. In addition, Dr. Wesley received a Bible Diploma and Bible Certification from Birmingham Baptist Bible College. He completed the Beeson Institute for Advanced Church Leadership Program from Asbury Theological Seminary in Wilmore, Kentucky. Dr. Wesley earned the Doctor of Ministry Degree from Louisiana Baptist University and Theological Seminary in Shreveport, Louisiana May 2006. Dr. Wesley retired in 2003 after a brilliant 26-year career as an educator in the Birmingham Public Schools. He served as a teacher, assistant principal and principal of three different schools (Powderly Elementary; Arrington Middle and was the first African American principal of Woodlawn High School). He served on the Central Office staff as Extended Day Principal and Coordinator of Safe and Drug Free Schools. Dr. Wesley is regularly sought after to speak in both schools and churches. He has had the privilege of speaking across the nation and in several foreign countries. His spiritual gifts of teaching and preaching are well documented. He is a member of many organizations. His civic and professional associations are too numerous to mention. Most recent is the evidence of his leadership, occurred with the completion of a multimillion dollar edifice and education facility located in the heart of the West End community. Dr. Wesley is currently the pastor of the Greater Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church in the West End community where he has given twenty-six years of service. He has a great love for people and for learning. He is married to the former Venita Burkes, and is the father of two sons, Rev. Michael Wesley Jr. and James Edward, one grandson and one granddaughter.

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