Ecumenical History of Omaha African American Churches
Founded in 1887, Mt. Moriah is Omaha’s oldest predominantly African American Baptist Church and has historically provided services to meet the economic and health needs of the North Omaha community in addition to its spiritual needs.
Through its subsidiary, Pisgah Inc., Mt. Moriah operates Concord Square Apartments, a 21 unit community for elderly, low income individuals.
In 2014 Mt. Moriah developed the Moriah Heritage and Fellowship Center as a venue to gather and display the history of various North Omaha Churches and as a space for a variety of cultural and artistic events including musical concerts.
One of the primary goals of the Moriah Heritage Center is to provide a permanent and primarily digital display of the ecumenical history of Omaha African American Churches, that is open to the public.
Providing information to the Omaha Visitors Bureau, Omaha Chamber of Commerce, UNO Black Studies, Creighton University, Metro Community College and other entities, the availability of this historical resource in North Omaha will be made available to citizens and visitors alike.
A cadre of volunteer guides will lead informational tours of this historical venue on a regular weekly schedule. In addition, we will partner with other North Omaha community partners to host historic celebratory events that honor men and women for their outstanding contributions in North Omaha.