Metropolitan Interdenominational Church held its first Sunday celebration on February 1, 1981. From its inception, this congregation has attracted a broad cross-section of people cutting across all of the barriers that fragment and divide the body of Christ. This community of believers is known for being inclusive, reconciling and engaged. Because the church has too often allowed particular aspects of a person's being to define them out of the circle of fellowship, we have chosen to emphasize the "whosoever" in John 3:16 as a mandate for inclusion. In the same spirit of lifting up Gospel directives, we are committed to "loving our neighbor as we love ourselves" (Mark 12:29-31), and "loving our enemies" (Luke 6:27), thus always working for reconciliation. Likewise, we are commissioned to go to the "uttermost parts of the world" (Acts 1:8) to engage and share with all the good news of God's liberating power. This directive requires taking the gospel everywhere it needs to be heard whether it be in crack houses, state houses, flop houses, court houses, jail houses, investment houses, school houses , or our house.We try to practice what we preach.