My Review of Mount Aery Baptist Church

Located in Bridgeport, CT

Quiet Cacophony
8 min readJun 6, 2022
Me in front of Mount Aery Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT
Me in front of Mount Aery Baptist Church, Bridgeport, CT

This week, I review a black church in the heart of Bridgeport, CT. I knew God led me to the right place because when we pulled up in front, my daughter said, “I’m so nervous.”

The church’s name is Mount Aery Baptist Church, but I didn’t know the church’s name before the service — just the address. So why didn’t I know the name? Because an angel told me to go to this address at 9:30 a.m. So I did.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking, “Ryan, we know you are a little crazy in the head, and you’re off your medication, but an angel? Really??”


Yes, an angel. Her name is Tarsheen, and she moved from the Bronx to be a teacher in Bridgeport. On Wednesday night at the comedy club (Stress Factory), I saw her. I told her how God had directed me to review a black church. She said there’s a perfect church for me, right in town. She gave me the exact address, “73 Frank Street, Bridgeport, CT 06604,” and told me the start time, “9:30 a.m.” But she didn’t know the name of the church.

Tarsheen then told me that they start off with meditation. I responded, “No, you must have misunderstood. I wanted to go to a black church.” She reassured me that it was a black church. I had to make sure…