11024 S. Bell Avenue
Chicago, IL 60643
Pastor Thomas Aldworth became pastor of Morgan Park Baptist Church in June, 2008. He served 33 years as a Franciscan priest before being led to marriage and ministry as a Baptist. He has served as a pastor in Louisiana, Ohio and downtown Chicago. He holds a Master of Divinity Degree; a Master Degree in Counseling and a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Spirituality. He is an award-winning author and a third degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do. He lives near the church. Pastor Thomas lost his wife, Beth, to cancer in 2016.
Pastor: Rev. Dr. Thomas Aldworth, E-mail: DrAldworth@aol.com
Support Minister: Rev. Millie Myren
Director of Counseling Services:Judy Healy. M.S.W., L.C.S.W.
Office Manager: Alice Pitluck
Moderator: Bruce Stark
DEPARTMENT & COMMITTEE CHAIRPERSONS
Worship: Mack Taylor & Susan Soria
Mission & Membership Concerns: Francine Williams & Debbie Taylor
Christian Education: Annette Adams
Stewardship: Chuck Oppenlander
Memorials: Shirley Oppenlander
Bruce Stark - Moderator
Morgan Park Baptist Church is a place where everyone can find a faith community. We are a member of the American Baptist Churches/Metro Chicago and the American Baptist Churches in the U.S.A.
We, American Baptists, worship the triune God of the Bible, who is eternally one God in three persons. This one, true God is most clearly revealed to us in the incarnate Son, Jesus Christ our Lord.
We, American Baptists, hold that all who truly seek God are both competent and called to develop in that relationship. We have rejected creeds or other statements that might compromise each believer's obligation to interpret Scripture under the guidance of the Holy Spirit and within the community of faith. We, American Baptists, also celebrate the special gift of all believers, testifying that God desires to use each of us in ministry and service.
We, American Baptists, have cherished freedom and pursued it for millions around the world. Manifestations of this "soul freedom" include supporting separation of church and state, advocating for people everywhere to be guaranteed the right to worship free from discrimination, and lifting up respectful dialogue among all peoples.
We, American Baptists, are gifted by a variety of backgrounds and find unity in diversity. We embrace a pluralism of race, ethnicity, and gender. We have a respectful remembrance for the past and a vital vision for the future.
All are welcome to come and worship with us at Morgan Park Baptist Church. Sunday worship is every Sunday at 11:00 am and we have great programs for children of all ages. We believe everyone who is seeking a fuller faith will be enriched by sharing in our fellowship.
Rev. Dr. Thomas Aldworth, Pastor
Rev. Millie Myren, Support Minister