Fourth Baptist Church is a leading church, not only in Church Hill but also in the city of Richmond. It has become a church historically known for its many achievements, attainments, and accomplishments. One of the common, yet distinguishing mantras by longtime members is, “we are the Mother Church of the Hill”.
Embedded within this phrase is the historical fact that Fourth Baptist Church was the first African American church “on the hill”. Approximately eight churches have been birthed from Fourth Baptist over the past 160 years.