Liberty Park Baptist Church was founded in 1886 in the Woodlawn area of Birmingham, Alabama. As Woodlawn Baptist Church, it flourished and grew there for many decades, at one point becoming one of the largest churches in the state with more than 1700 in weekly attendance. By the early 1990s, however, the church had experienced significant numerical decline and began to explore other ministry options in the greater Birmingham area.
After much prayer and searching for God's will, a determined congregation concluded that God was not finished with them yet. In 1994, this visionary group chose to relocate to Liberty Park, a new community being established in Vestavia Hills, Alabama. Moving to an area that was then mostly wooded forestland, the church trusted God to bring in a harvest as the neighborhood grew around them.
In the years since, God has blessed LPBC, bringing in new families and expanding its ministries. Today, we continue to live out our biblical mission: to make mature, fruit-bearing disciples by leading people to know Christ, to grow in Christ, and to go with Christ. As we minister in Christ's name, we strive to worship, teach, care and share the good news of the Gospel with those in our community and around the world.