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



We will have our weekly 6am prayer conference call on Wednesday mornings.

The dial-in number is (641) 715-3680 and passcode is 458869.

We look forward to the opportunity to unite in prayer and hear a special inspirational word to begin the day.

Online Giving

“All tithes from the land, whether the seed from the ground or the fruit from the tree, are the Lord’s; they are holy to the Lord.” (Leviticus 27:30)

Learn more about our new option for secure, online tithing and offering.

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Pastoral Counseling Center

For more information or to schedule an appointment, click here and contact our pastoral counselors.

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Please view and attend the many events at Myrtle. Contact Rev. Alica for more information.

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image003-1_FeatureWhat a joy it is to introduce you to our church! You will discover that our passion is to provide a place where people just like you and I can have a life-changing experience with God through relationship with His son, Jesus Christ.

At the Myrtle Baptist Church of West Newton, our doors are wide open to people from all backgrounds, regardless of where they are on their spiritual journey. What people usually notice first about us is the loving nature of our ministry. Our goal is to infuse life and God’s love into people and families through engaging, powerful worship services that offer biblical truth in a relevant and practical way.

Together, we are striving to become the kind of church described in the Bible, where there is relevant preaching and teaching, heart-felt praise and worship, constant prayer, and compassionate care for all God’s children. In short, we would like to have the kind of contagious Christianity that can influence and encourage the entire community, and multiple lives at a time.

So, whether you are a spiritual seeker who is just starting to ask questions about God, or a committed Christian who wants to sink the roots of your faith even deeper, you are important to us.

We look forward to growing with you in Bible study on Wednesdays and worshipping with you on Sundays!

In Christ,
Reverend Brandon Thomas Crowley, MDiv, STM
Senior Pastor/Servant/Teacher

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Announcements – January 27, 2013

Today is the absolute last day to submit business reports. All reports should be submitted in electronic format to the administrative office immediately. Please email or see Rev. Johnson with any questions. Wednesday, January 30 will be the last opportunity to participate in the special Bible study on Spiritual Philanthropy. Bible Study will be…

The Morning Litany – January 27, 2013

Leader: Lord, we open ourselves to You. Guide us as we use Your gifts to serve the needs of your people. Reaching up, out and within, we are continually reminded that our work will never be done. We must utilize all of our resources in responding to the needs of all in our collective communities….

Mother, Maiden, and Mogul: Three Perspectives of Femininity in Samson

Lecture concerning the three main female characters in the biblical story of Samson (Judges 13-16) given at Harvard’s Hebrew Bible Workshop on November 5, 2012. This lecture was inspired by my own research on Samson in the making of a graphic novel “Samson: Blessed Savior of Israel.” – Minister Justin Reed

Bible Study: Spiritual Philanthropy

This Bible Study explores the idea of “Spiritual Philanthropy” (the 2013 focus for Myrtle Baptist Church) through a close reading of Matthew 20:20-28 and Genesis 15. Please enjoy, forgive any mistakes, share the video with others, share suggestions with me, and most importantly-challenge yourself to make real life changes based on what you learn.