History of Interest Journey back to the early 1800s when the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware was in its early stages of development.
Joseph MettamMettam Memorial Baptist Church Established by Joseph Mettam, the congregation joined with five others to found the Maryland Baptist Union Association, later the Baptist State Mission Board of Maryland.
Joseph Mettam, emigrated from England, via Norfolk, to Baltimore in 1832. A licensed minister, he went to Pikesville to preach, was injured in a fall from a horse, and was nursed back to health by local residents. During his convalescence he attracted a congregation who subsequently asked him to stay. A local physician donated the land on which the church stands. The church was constructed in 1835, a year before it joined four other congregations to found the Maryland Baptist Union Association.
Rev. Joseph Mettam
Joseph Mettam’s Hymnal front page
These artifacts and others can be found in the BCM/D History Room in Columbia, Maryland