The Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton

Rev. Brandon Thomas Crowley, MDiv, STM | Senior Pastor
Rev. Howard Haywood | Pastor Emeritus

21 Curve Street West Newton, MA 02465 | 617.332.5870


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Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer. (Romans 12:12)

Elders of Color Holiday Bazaar

Please join us this weekend to support our annual Elders of Color Holiday Bazaar ​this Saturday, November 8, 2014, from 10:00am-3:00pm. There will be vendors, a rolling store, a white elephant table, raffles. There will also be delicious soul food dinners on sale for $12 for adults and $6 for children. Please share the attached…

The Historic Myrtle Baptist Church

1874-present The very rich history of Myrtle Baptist Church began with Newton’s early black residents, several of whom made their home after relocating from the west end of Boston in the mid-1800s. In 1873, records show that there were 130 blacks living in the City of Newton. First Baptist Church, now Lincoln Park Baptist Church,…

Announcements – Sunday, October 16, 2014

MIND, BODY & SOUL WEDNESDAYS AT MYRTLE In addition to our Wednesday evening activities at the church, we will hold our 6am Prayer Conference Calls on each week on Wednesday mornings. These will be weekly opportunities for us to hear an inspirational word and gather together as a corporate body to seek the Lord. The…

Mind, Body and Soul.

Yoga Class, Fitness Class and Bible Study are held each Wednesday at the church. Please see the “Wednesdays at Myrtle” flyer below or contact the church office for additional information.

Justice for Michael Brown

In light of recent events surrounding the murder of Michael Brown in Ferguson, MO, we will be coming together with other houses of faith in the Newton community to hold a special interfaith prayer vigil for healing in this nation and a renewed courage to be faithful responders in this moment in our history. This…

Words from Pastor Crowley

Do you follow Pastor Crowley on Facebook? Over the last several weeks, our Pastor has posted some words of encouragement and thoughts on his page. Follow him here! “There are many of us who suffer with the need to control everything. We try to assume the role of God when we attempt to do everything…

Introducing…Minister Winford K. Rice, Jr.

Meet Myrtle’s Summer Intern: Minister Winford K. Rice, Jr. Winford Kennadean Rice Jr., commonly known as Kenny, is the proud son of Winford K. Rice Sr. and Crystal S. Rice from Suffolk, Virginia. He is 2014 Magne Cum Laude graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta, Ga. where he received a bachelor of arts in Religion…

2014 Myrtle Summer Institute

In keeping with Pastor Crowley’s vision that a community of believers can also be a community of life-long learners, the Myrtle Institute for Christian Learning offers stimulating courses aimed at enriching our knowledge and that of the broader community. A range of courses are offered free of charge and open to anyone who wishes to…