MBCC reflects the diversity and energy of South Beach. Our church is exciting and alive. When you walk in the doors of the church you are greeted by fellow seekers—all are welcome at Miami Beach Community Church, regardless of where you are on life’s journey.
The Congregational Church was responsible for the formation of the Miami Beach Community Church – the first house of worship erected in the city of Miami Beach
Walter De Garmo was the first registered Architect in Miami and an early master of the Mediterranean Revival style. He wrote how the beauty of Vizcaya influenced him and many architects of his era. Today his buildings are considered Miami, Coral Gables, Miami Beach and Coconut Grove landmarks.
Carl G. Fisher was an American entrepreneur who made a fortune purchasing an interest in a patent to manufacture automobile headlights. Fisher, at the encouragement of his wife, Jane, gave the three lots on which the church was built. The Sanctuary was ready for occupancy January 1921; the building was dedicated on Palm Sunday, March 20, 1921. However, February 7th is the accepted birthday of MBCC as on that occasion the church was formally organized by the adoption of a constitution.
Miami Beach’s first radio station WIOD - Wonderful Isle of Dreams, was established in 1925 and broadcast sermons from our church each Sunday.
Today our sermons can be viewed on Facebook.com/miamibeachchurch
In the 1926 hurricane, often called the “Great Miami Hurricane” the church was flooded. The hymn books, piano and organ were all ruined and the pages of the alter Bible were ripped out up to the Gospel of John!
Over the years, members donated the stained glass windows of the sanctuary, chapel and library. (Ask for brochure)
Miami Beach Community Church was and still is considered “The Soul of the City”
At Miami Beach Community Church – enter into an atmosphere of love and acceptance – into a climate of freedom where you are free to work out your salvation, personally and individually as you learn more about the Bible and its relevance to you and the challenges you face today.