About Us

Church History

On July 11, 1982, a small group of believers met at the home of Rev. and Sis. Steve Small for the purpose of seeking God’s guidance and discussing the organizing of a new church. After much discussion it was moved that we unite and form a new church and that the name of the church would be True Life Missionary Baptist Church. An organizing council was summoned consisting of the Rev. John Mason, the Rev. Zonnie Stuckey, the Rev. R. A. Anderson, and the Rev. Steve Small; and on Thursday, August 19 1982, the official organizing service for the True Life Missionary Baptist Church was held. On May 12, 1985 (Mother’s Day), a ribbon cutting ceremony was held as we entered our new church located at 275 Chickasaw Drive in Forestdale.

On February 24, 1986, the True Life Missionary Baptist Church was accepted into the Birmingham Baptist Association, having been sponsored by the Philadelphia Baptist Church of Cahaba Heights, Rev. W. Allen Murphy, Pastor. True Life Missionary Baptist Church is privileged with a dual relationship with the National Baptist Association and the Southern Baptist Association providing for wider realms of service.

Praise be to God from whom all blessings flow!

“Our church offers the community a message that is biblically sound and Christ centered. We design services to meet the needs of the community, which has been met with steady growth in membership.”

Church Convenant

Having been led, as we believe, by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior; and on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now in the presence of God, angels and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another, as one body in Christ.

We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit, to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the advancement of this church in knowledge and holiness; to give it a place in our affections, prayers and services above every organization of human origin; to sustain its worship, ordinance, discipline and doctrine; to contribute cheerfully and regularly, as God has prospered us toward its expenses, for the support of a faithful and evangelical ministry among us, the relief of the poor and spread of the Gospel throughout the world. In case of difference of opinion in the church, we will strive to avoid a contentious spirit, and if we cannot unanimously agree, we will cheerfully recognize the right of the majority to govern.

We also engage to maintain family and secret devotion; to study diligently the word of God; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintance; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be kind and just to those in our employ, and faithful in the service we promise others; endeavoring in the purity of heart and good will toward all me to exemplify and commend our holy faith.

We further engage to watch over, to pray for, to exhort and stir up each other unto every good word and work; to guard each other's reputation, not needlessly exposing the infirmities of others; to participate in each other’s joys, and with tender sympathy bear one another’s burdens and sorrows; to cultivate Christian courtesy; to be slow to give or take offense, but always ready for reconciliation, being mindful of the rules of the Savior in the eighteenth chapter of Matthew, to secure it without delay; and through life, amid evil report, and good report, to seek to live to the glory of God, who hath called us out of darkness into his marvelous light.

When we remove from this place, we engage as soon as possible to unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's word.