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Radical praise is what we do weekly at Metropolitan as an outward expression of what's in our heart because we are thankful of what God has done for us.


Relevant and relatable preaching that takes the ancient  bible and connects it to real life issues and problems you're going through is the style of our senior pastor.


Relationships are the core of our experience. From the moment you walk in the door to the time you leave, we want to get to know you and we want you to know us.


Sunday Worship

8:30AM & 11:30AM

Youth Church is available on the 2nd & 4th Sunday in our chapel

(Suspended until further notice)

Senior Pastor

The Reverend Dr. Damone Paul Johnson is the Senior Pastor of the Metropolitan New Testament Mission Baptist Church of Albany, New York. Since he began his pastoral ministry in 2003, the church body has increased to over 1200 members. Under his leadership, the church has grown in ministry and mission and has completed a multi-million dollar-building project that will facilitate the ministry needs of this growing and thriving congregation and the beloved community.

Dr. Johnson has earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion and Philosophy with a minor in Music from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee, as well as a Master of Divinity degree from Colgate-Rochester Divinity School in Rochester, New York. In May 2007, Dr. Johnson was conferred the Doctor of Ministry degree with a concentration in Pastoral Preaching from Christian Theological Seminary in Indianapolis, Indiana.

He received the distinguished Dr. H. Beecher Hicks Jr. preaching award, demonstrating strong promise in preaching and pastoral ministry. He is the author of A Life Worth Rebuilding. Being dedicated to the work of community, he is a proud member of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., Beta Phi Lambda Chapter. Committed to family, he is married to the former Angela D. Davis.



Spiritual Growth is at the heart of Metropolitan.


It is our desire to make sure that you are spiritually mature to handle each phase of your journey through life with Christ. This growth comes by studying and applying God’s word through bible study, Sunday School, corporate prayer, and small groups. 

Metro U is a 1-hour gathering of corporate learning for the entire family. Our Senior Pastor leads the adults (19+), while our Youth Ministry offers two classes: GPS (God's Precious Stars, 5-11) and TUFF (Teens Utilizing Fearless Faith, 12-18).

Sunday School is a 1-hour block of small groups on Sunday morning, for all ages, where topical and scriptural lessons are explored with exciting teachers.


By sowing into Metropolitan, you are sowing into your destiny. We believe that giving to God is an act of worship. Our affirmation is: "We give because we are blessed and we are blessed because we give, therefore we are never without!" To give, please click on the Metropolitan logo that applies or text-to-give:

Member - "MyMetro"


Text METRO to 73256



Metropolitan takes pride in our service to God, each other, and the greater community. Metropolitan offers several dynamic and distinct ministries that can utilize your God-given gifts and talents. What can you offer to God in service? We'd love for you to do it at Metropolitan

Music Ministries
Youth & Young Adult Ministries
Ministry for Men
Ministry for Women
Technology Ministries
Caring Ministries
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Our Worship and Arts Ministries serve to

set an atmosphere of worship in all of our corporate gatherings as a family of faith. 

Metropolitan Church Choir

Drake Chorus (Youth: 13 and older)

Metro Stars (Youth: 12 and under)

Male Chorus

Praise Team

Metropolitan Liturgical Dance Ministries

DPJ Newbirth Choir

Youth (0-17) and Young Adult (18-35) Ministries aim to reach every youth and young adult, everywhere, relating to them where they are, showing them God’s love, and impacting them for the better! We do this through REACH.

Youth Church

2nd and 4th Sundays


Our Women's Ministries are designed for the purpose of encouraging each other with love, and building relationships with each other. We inspire to glorify God through prayer, biblical study and ministry missions and other social events. We also endeavor to equip and encourage women to evangelize the surrounding communities to bring new Christians to the saving knowledge of our Lord, Jesus Christ.

The Men’s Movement at Metropolitan

is to designed to enlist and coordinate the manpower of the local congregation,

cultivate the Christian life of laymen through study, worship, fellowship, and

service, enlist un-churched men for

fellowship, and inspire men to support the total program of the Church in the local congregation and the community.

Our Technology Ministries bridge media and ministry, utilizing the power and efficiency of Information Technology throughout the church to enhance the winning of souls and development of Christian disciples. We serve in all corporate gatherings in the life of Metropolitan and aim to provide an excellent technological experience.

Our Caring Ministries serve as the hands and feet of Metropolitan as we aim to ensure the highest level of hospitality for both the members, guests, and community residents.




Scholarship / Progressive 500

Edna L. Hamilton Global Mission Ministry


More Information

For prayer, questions, or more information, please call: 518-465-9375 or fill out the following form.

Main Office

105 2nd Street

Albany, NY 12210

Tel: 518-465-9375

Fax: 518-436-7927



New Testament Mission Baptist Church

Exalt Jesus. Equip People. Engage Community.