The Bedford St Church of Christ initially began as the Mattapan Church of Christ in 1983, during which a few faithful members would meet for worship in the home of Rosie and the late James Anderson. This took place for some time before the congregation was able to lease a facility on River Street that would allow the members to hold weekly worship services, bible classes, ladies’ day programs and fellowship meals. James Anderson served the congregation to the best of his ability prior to his passing in 2001.
In 2002, Chris Dillon served as the Minister of the congregation until early 2006. During this time the congregation relocated to 98 Talbot Avenue in Dorchester, where they would be known as “The Talbot Ave Church of Christ”. In July of the same year (2006), Hadyn Griffith and his family moved from Houston, Texas to work with the congregation. Hadyn ministered to the congregation until November 2010. Also, in 2009, Maurice Davis and his family moved to the Boston area from Houston, Texas. In June of 2010 Maurice accepted the role of Assistant Minister and worked very closely with Hadyn until he relocated back to Texas. Maurice continued to work with the congregation until February 2011, when he was selected for the role of Minister at the Talbot Ave Church of Christ.
On March 6th, one month later, we held our first worship service in a new facility located in East Milton Square on 330 Edge Hill Road where we changed our name to “The Church of Christ in Milton”. This new location in a spiritual sense has become a home away from home for many of our members. God has blessed our congregation to have a place where we can worship in peace, hold bible classes for the varied age brackets of the members, and the space to accommodate over 200 people. Between 8am and 11am worship service, there is an average of 50 – 100 members in attendance, we have also added five additional ministries for a total of 21. The ministries available for member involvement range from Media, Youth, Fellowship, Couples, Singles, Seniors, Evangelism, Outreach, etc. In addition to the plethora of ministries made available to our members, we have also established a class specifically for teen and preteen boys and girls entitled YSTAND and Boys to Men. Both classes are held every 2nd and 4th Sunday.
We have also started a radio program which airs Monday thru Friday at 10:15am on 950am WROL, purchased a 15 passenger van, organized and acquired our first pictorial directory, supported various mission efforts (i.e. Sunset International Bible Institute, Guatemala Evangelism, SWCC, etc.), hosted a seminar entitled “How the Bible Came To Us”, held several SingSpiration Gospel Concerts and spearheaded the re-establishment of the annual N.E. Lectureship.
Additionally, as a result of a two-year training program, four men were installed as deacons in October 2013. They were Bernard Stubbs, Gregory Burton, Dave McKenzie, and Robert Maxwell. Since the installation, two of them have resigned: Bernard Stubbs and Gregory Burton. These men have been the only biblical leaders to serve our congregation beyond having a minister. It is our prayer that the Lord will bless us with elders in the very near future.
These are just a few note-worthy efforts that God, through the direction of our Minister, Maurice Davis, has allowed us to organize, lead and facilitate. We have accomplished so much in what has been a very short period of time. The initiatives carried out, focused bible lessons and various opportunities for fellowship and evangelism have been extremely beneficial to us as a body.