Welcome To Pilgrim Baptist Church

Pilgrim Baptist Church brings people to God by sharing Christ’s message of love. It is a hopeful, healing, inclusive message — one that answers emptiness and cynicism with spiritual meaning and purpose. We eagerly share this message, individually and as a Christian community, through preaching, teaching, worship, prayer, and outreach. As a church we provide leadership to embrace diversity, to set standards of high quality in our activities, and to address the issues of our time. We invite everyone to join us on a life-long journey of spiritual growth.

Fall Revival

The Fall Revival begins Sunday, September 28 with the 9:45 AM Worship Service.  The Revival Preacher is Rev. Billy Russell, Senior Pastor, Greater Friendship Baptist Church, Minneapolis.  The Revival Services begin at 7:00 PM with Devotion starting Monday, September 29 through Wednesday, October 1.  The Post-Revival Fellowship will be held on Wednesday following the final Service.

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Music and Fine Arts Ministry

The Music and Fine Arts Ministry and Sunday School are pleased to announce the Christmas Play and Concert will be held on December 14, 4:00 PM at Pilgrim. Casting call (try outs for all characters) will be held on October 4, 1:00 to 3:00 PM here at  Pilgrim. Contact Russell Knighton 612-747-7719 or Sharon Garth 612-791-6435 for a list of characters and casting scripts. 

Nehemiah Ministry

The Nehemiah Ministry would like to invite ALL to “Faith in Action Public Meeting” with Governor Mark Dayton, Sunday, October 5, 2:30 – 4:00 PM at Shiloh Temple Church, 1201 West Broadway Avenue North, Minneapolis.

Christian Doctrine Class

The class, Christian Doctrine, taught by Rev. Gerald Dodd will be held in the 3rd floor Sunday School classroom beginning October 12. All Pilgrim members and new members who have completed new members' class are encouraged to attend. Registration forms will be available Sunday, September 28. If you plan to attend, and have questions, please contact Rev. Gerald Dodd or Supt. Essie Bronson.


The music ministry is looking for new members to join the choir.  We are in need of sopranos, altos and tenors.  We have several choirs at Pilgrim which consist of the Mass Choir, which is made up of male and female singers that sing the first Sunday of each month.  We also have the Voices of Unity which is both men and women and sing on the second Sunday of each month.  WOW is comprised of all men and sings on the third Sunday of each month.  Please contact Russell Knighton if you are interested in joining any or all of our choirs.  Share your heavenly voice in praising God.

Pilgrim’s Online Giving

Pilgrim now has a QR (Quick Response) Code for smart phone users to connect with online giving.  When you scan the QR code image with a smart phone it will instantly connect you to the mobile version of Pilgrim’s online giving page.  It provides a quick and easy way to access Pilgrim’s page without having to type out a web address and locate the appropriate link.  Give it a try! Go ahead! Now is a good time.

Rev. Dr. Charles L. Gill, President St. Paul Black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance

Rev. Gill Cropped2.jpgPastor Reverend Dr. Charles L. Gill of Pilgrim Baptist Church was elected President of the St. Paul Black Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance (S.P.B.I.M.A.).  The position is for a two year term, 2014 – 2015, with an additional term eligibility in 2016. Vice President is Dr. Earl F. Miller of Progressive Baptist Church, Secretary, Dr. James C. Thomas of Mt. Olivet Baptist Church, Treasurer, Bishop Charles Foye of Christ Temple Apostolic Church and Chaplain is Rev. Carl Walker of Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church.

President, Reverend Dr. Charles L. Gill’s major roles are to call and preside over S.P.B.I.M.A. meetings. Naturally the president is the speaker or contact for S.P.B.I.M.A. to community and civic leaders. In addition, the president will appoint committees and committee chairs. Click to read complete article.

 Reverend Richard Matson-Daley Ordained Minister

Congratulations to Reverend Richard Matson-Daley.  He was ordained Sunday, December 8, 2013 at Pilgrim Baptist Church in Saint Paul, Minnesota.  The ordination was well attended.  In attendance were Rev. Matson-Daley’s parents, Lloyd and Patricia Daley from Jamaica, his wife Minister Katie Matson-Daley, friends and church members.  The Ordination Sermon was given by Rev. Dr. Charles L. Gill.  Pastor Gill offered his words of wisdom to help carry Rev. Richard Matson-Daley through his spiritual journey. Continue for the complete article.

Sunday School Teachers Needed

We are in need of Sunday School teachers for all classes, Kindergarten – Senior Adults.  Please contact Superintendent Essie Bronson for details regarding upcoming teacher trainings or to answer specific questions.

Legacy Tree

The Pilgrim Baptist Church Legacy Tree celebrates the past, present and the future. Tributes will be permanently inscribed and prominently displayed on the tree. Members of Pilgrim, members of the community and businesses are encouraged to join the celebration. You may submit your lasting tribute now in honor of or in memory of friends, loved ones and businesses.

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