Rev. Dr.​ Aaron M. Best, Founder & Senior Pastor

Faith, Love, Compassion

EST. 2015

​​St. Matthew Baptist Church

126 Washington Avenue, Bridgeport, CT 06604

Phone: (203) 414-9366 /

​​Worship Service: 1:30 PM 

    ​​Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 

9:00 am-4:00 pm


At St. Matthew Baptist Church, our mission is to glorify God through loving and serving our community, fostering spiritual growth, and spreading the teachings of Jesus Christ. We are committed to creating an inclusive and welcoming environment where people from all walks of life can find faith, hope, and purpose. Through meaningful worship, compassionate outreach, and discipleship, we aim to positively impact lives, strengthen families, and inspire a deeper relationship with God.

Access church parking at 87 Washington Avenue at Make The Road Connecticut


Our vision is to be a beacon of hope, faith, and unity within our community and beyond. Guided by the teachings of Christ and the rich heritage of the Black Baptist tradition, we envision a church that nurtures spiritual growth, fosters unwavering love, and empowers individuals to make a meaningful difference in the world.

We aspire to create an inclusive sanctuary where all are welcomed, embraced, and equipped to discover their God-given talents and serve others selflessly. Through passionate worship, intentional discipleship, and impactful outreach, we seek to transform lives, break down barriers, and champion justice, equality, and compassion.

As a vibrant and compassionate family, we envision partnering with our community to address social challenges, uplift the marginalized, and inspire a legacy of positive change. Our vision extends beyond our walls, envisioning a world where love, faith, and unity reign supreme, echoing the transformative power of Christ's love in every corner of society.

Together, we strive to embody the essence of Christ's teachings, fostering a legacy of faith, hope, and love that transcends generations, bringing light and healing to a world in need.

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