Our History

3Mt. Pleasant has been blessed to  have only three pastors: Rev. Robert Anderson, Rev. Sidney Yancey and Rev. Terry D. Streeter, each being diligent in following God’s vision for the church. Mt. Pleasant was born in the mind of the late Rev. Robert Anderson, an individual who had a humble beginning in Orange, Virginia. He started the church as a small mission in 1916 on the corner of 11th and V streets NW Washington, DC. The church was later established in 1918. What started with an original group of only five members has grown into a congregation of more than 1000 members who currently call Mt. Pleasant “home.” Those faithful five will always be remembered: Daisy Frye, Lena Williams, Mildred Johnson, Charles Bradford and Hezekiah Leftwich. All of them faithfully served Mt. Pleasant until they were called to eternal rest.