The mission of Plaza Baptist Church is “to know Him and to make Him known” by teaching God’s word for life change; showing Jesus Christ to those in our sphere of influence by our conduct and our words; and giving of ourselves to support the church and mission efforts throughout the world.
Plaza Baptist Church, a member of the Southern Baptist Convention, has a long history of delivering the powerful message of Jesus’ life and teachings to the people of North Charlotte and around the world. Founded July 24, 1938 as Friendly Tabernacle Baptist Church, this body of Christians has weathered many changes; of name, of location and of leadership; all while maintaining its focus on Biblical teaching and evangelism. The church assumed its current location at 3321 The Plaza and the Plaza Baptist Church name in September of 1949.
The world around Plaza has changed significantly in recent years. The hip, historic arts district known today as NoDa represents a drastic transformation to this area of North Charlotte. Formally populated by Charlotte’s Cotton Mill Workers, the NoDa area today has seen an influx of the “in and now”. This demographic turnover has renewed Charlottean’s interest in the district. Plaza has responded in kind with renewed interest in reaching the people of North Charlotte.
Through the years hundreds have had their lives changed. The church is unique in that some twenty-eight members have gone from the church into full-time ministry. Many experiencing the love, care and fellowship in the church have said, "There is no church like Plaza".