Who are we? - We think of ourselves as a family of Christians; ordinary people who meet together to worship God. By ‘ordinary’ we mean young people; children and teenagers, studying at school and college; middle aged people, working at various occupations; older people, appreciating their retirement years. The members of our church are people of different ages, different backgrounds and accents, forming a local family of Christian believers, and belong to God’s great world-wide family. However, in our diversity, we hold one vitally important thing in common, that is our desire to worship God reverentially and to listen to clear, practical Bible-based teaching. The Bible and its teaching is at the heart of all we hold dear, because it is through the Bible that God reveals Himself to mankind.

We have made five important discoveries:
1. God has made us; loves us; and wants us to know Him.
2. Jesus Christ is God’s Son, through Whom we come to know God as our Father.
3. The world has gone wrong, and we as human beings need to be changed.
4. The Lord Jesus Christ died for us, and has arisen from death. He is alive for evermore.
5. Through the Lord Jesus Christ we can be forgiven, and find new life in Him.
We live in a sad world where so many die without God and without hope. Never has the message of the Bible been so needed.

What do we want? - Because our lives have been transformed by the Bible’s message, we want to share God’s good news with others. We don’t want to interest you in religion, because religion just cannot satisfy your deepest needs. The fact is that we are all born religious. God made us that way. That’s why at one time or another everybody asks, “What is life all about?” and, “Why am I here?” Religion is just an attempt to answer these questions. For some people life is all about their job; for others it is pleasure-seeking, or their family, or home, or sport; and they seek a sense of worth and meaning from these things. What is commonly called ‘Religion’ is just another way we exhibit our in-built search from meaning and satisfaction, and it shows itself in various rituals and practices as people go along with the rules of the religion they choose to follow. In reality these things do not bring us to God. The special clothes, candles, high-sounding liturgies and ceremonies typical of so much religion are of no consequence to God. He is not in the least impressed by those things.
We want to introduce you to the Lord Jesus Christ Who said,

“I am the bread of life. He who comes to Me will never go hungry, and he who believes in Me will never be thirsty.”

When Jesus said that, He was talking about the spiritual desires that we have. What He offers us is a living personal knowledge of Himself. The forgiveness of our sins, and eternal life.

Can we help? - Our minister, David George, was born in Pontnewydd. He was an electrician prior to training for the Christian ministry, and before coming to Maesycwmmer, he was for eleven years, minister of a Church in Gloucester. He and his wife, Elizabeth have three children.

“Mount Pleasant Baptist Church traces its history back to 1860, when a group of Christians first met in a wooden shed near the viaduct. Maesycwmmer has certainly changed since then. The old railway, chemical works, brick works and coal levels are long gone. Very few people in the village speak Welsh any longer. And yet some things haven’t changed. Every week a congregation still gathers to worship God at Mount Pleasant Chapel; and they believe the same truths as the people who built the first chapel in 1870. That’s because we have found the message of the Bible to be true, up-to-date and completely reliable. It is God’s message to modern man.
We would love to share its good news with you, so if you would like:
- to know more about the Christian faith,
- to know more about Mount Pleasant Church,
- someone to pray with you,
- transportation to any of our services,
please contact either myself or the Secretary.
Pastor David George