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Mt. Moriah was first organized in 1930 under the leadership of Reverend Sam Singleton.  The initial building was located in a schoolhouse in the Trapnell community.  During this time, the church obtained the name of Mt. Moriah Freewill Baptist Church.


The church moved to Bealsville community in 1947.  Reverend McCutcheon served as pastor from 1947-1951.  In 1952 Reverend Samuel Hicks became the pastor.  Under Reverend Hicks’s leadership and with mission of delivering the message of salvation to every man, woman, boy and girl, the church grew and in 1964 moved to the current location on Colson Road in Bealsville. The old building was replaced with the current church and On February 28, 1988, church members moved into our current sanctuary.


On January 30, 1991, Bishop Samuel Hicks went home to live with the Lord.  He left a lasting legacy that is still remembered which is the teaching of the life-changing power of Jesus Christ in a practical and understanding way. Bishop Samuel Hicks reminded us weekly to “Train up a child in the way that he should go and when he is old, he will not depart from it.”


In April, 1991, Dr. Derek Ingraham was ordained as Pastor.  Under Dr. Ingraham’s leadership, the church has embraced a series of positive changes.  The first being the current name of Mt. Moriah Ministries, an independent, non-denominational church.


Today, Mt. Moriah Ministries provide opportunities for service, outreach and improvement in our community as well as in the global community.  Mt. Moriah Ministries currently supports three churches in Haiti through Remember the Poor International.  Additionally the church partners with The Pregnancy Center of Plant City and The Nativity Food Bank.  Mt. Moriah Ministries also support community youth groups as well as a variety of church activities within our community.


Mt. Moriah Ministries strives to build quality, mature believers to do the work of the ministry so that the body of Christ is edified.   Mt. Moriah Ministries is a growing church with much love to give, while believing in the power of prayer and endeavor to live by the word of God that provides with hope, strength and faith.



Tel. 813-737-1490

Fax Phone: 813-737-6647


2042 Colson Road 

Bealsville, FL 33567

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Worship Times

Sunday School

    9:30 AM - 10:30 AM


Fellowship Breakfast

   10:30 AM - 10:55 AM 

Morning Worship Service 11:00 AM 

Bible Study 

7:00 PM - 8:15 PM



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