Church History

King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church

Since December 21, 1980

Our Church History

    On Sunday, December 21, 1980, Pastor Albert Jonathan Wagstaff organized the King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church. The membership consisted of thirteen(13) members: Pastor Wagstaff, late wife, Lucille and daughters, Beverly and Kathy, Brother George Brown (deceased), wife, Marge (deceased) and daughters, Denise and Robin, Sister Bobbie Fairchild, Sister Dorothy Lofton-Reed (deceased) and daughter, Pamela, Sister Evelyn Jefferson and Brother Robert Brannon (deceased). This small congregation held services for the first nine weeks in the Educational Center of the Mount Nebo Baptist Church. The late Rev. John Whittington graciously permitted King Solomon the use of this facility.

    Realizing that this church family was in need of their own church facility, Pastor Wagstaff located a building at 502 North 33rd Street. He presented the information to the church body of thirteen. After intense discussion and much prayer, the building was rented and renovated. On the first Sunday in March, 1981 the church family made the transition into the new building.

    King Solomon Missionary Baptist Church was officially organized by the New Era State Convention on the second Sunday in March 1981. Presiding
    over this official ceremony was the late Rev. Z. W. Williams of the Morning Star Baptist Church. The President of the New Era State Convention
    at that time, Pastor L. D. Clemmons of the St. Mark Baptist Church was in attendance.

    King Solomon took a giant step in the North Omaha community. As a newly established "blessed" church, God increased the membership. Because the facility at 33rd Street did not have a baptismal pool, Pastor Harper of the Metropolitan Baptist Church graciously allowed King Solomon the use of their pool for those who had accepted Christ as their personal Savior.

    God continued to bless the vision of Pastor Wagstaff resulting in continued growth and again expansion. Once again, after intense discussion and much prayer, the King Solomon family agreed to purchase the facility at 3211 Pinkney Street. On the second Sunday of March 1986, approximately
    75 church family members marched from 502 North 33rd Street to 3211 Pinkney Street. The congregation marched and sang, "We’ve Come This Far by Faith." In June 1989, the church purchased its first van. An additional van was later purchased in order to accommodate the growth.

    From thirteen (13) original members in 1980, our church has continued to prosper. We marched over and entered into our new facility here at 3202 Evans Street on Sunday, December 5, 2004. Currently, our goal is to complete our Sanctuary, the exterior and add additional parking spaces.