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Our Core Values

The Vision

Where there is no revelation, people cast off restraint; but blessed is the one who heeds wisdom’s instruction.

Proverbs 29:18 

IMPROVE – Improve our communities through specialized programs, prayer, teaching, and activities designed to make life-changing impacts and restore moral & healthy relationships.

IMPLEMENT – Implement newer technologies and innovative resources for new ministries.

IGNITE – Ignite a new season of growth specifically for youth, young adults, and young families.

INSPIRE – Inspire our members to a deeper relationship with God and, in turn, make a difference in their communities.

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OUR HISTORY

Founded in 1875, Ebenezer Missionary Baptist Church has seen the world change. We are proud of our history, but we are more excited about our future and what God has in store for YOU! 

Baptist Articles Of Faith

The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc. ascribes to these Articles of Faith which have been adopted by Ebenezer Baptist Missionary Church
We believe that the Holy Bible was written by men divinely inspired, and is a perfect treasure of heavenly instruction; that it has God for its author, salvation for its end, and truth without any mixture of error for its matter; that it reveals the principles by which God will judge us, and therefore is, and shall remain to the end of the world, the true center of Christian union, and the supreme standard by which all human conduct, creeds, and opinions shall be tried.
We believe the Scriptures teach that there is one, and only one, living and true God, an infinite, intelligent Spirit, whose name is Jehovah, the Maker and Supreme Ruler of heaven and earth; inexpressibly glorious in holiness, and worthy of all possible honor confidence and love; that in the unity of the Godhead there are three persons, the Father, the Son, and the Holy Ghost; equal in every divine perfection, and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption.
We believe the Scriptures teach that Man was created in holiness, under the law of his Maker; but by voluntary transgressions fell from that holy and happy state; in consequence of which all mankind are now sinners, not by constraint but choice; being by nature utterly void of that holiness required by the law of God, positively inclined to evil; and therefore under just condemnation to eternal ruin, without defense or excuse.

We believe that the Scriptures teach that the salvation of sinners is wholly of grace; through the mediatorial offices of the Son of God; who by the appointment of the Father, freely took upon Him our nature, yet without sin; honored the divine law by His personal obedience, and by His death made a full atonement for our sins; that having risen from the dead, He is now enthroned in heaven; and uniting in His wonderful person the tenderest sympathies with divine perfections, He is in every way qualified to be a suitable, a compassionate, and an all-sufficient Saviour.

We believe the Scriptures teach that the great Gospel blessing which Christ secures to such as belief in Him is justification; that justification includes the pardon of sin, and the promise of eternal life on principles of righteousness; that it is bestowed, not in consideration of any works of righteousness which we have done, but solely through faith in the Redeemer’s blood; by virtue of which faith his perfect righteousness is freely imputed to us of God; that it brings us into a state of most blessed peace and favor with God, and secures every other blessing needful for time and eternity.

We believe that the Scriptures teach that the blessings of salvation are made free to all by the Gospel; that it is the immediate duty of all to accept them by cordial, penitent, and obedient faith; and that nothing prevents the salvation of the greatest sinner on earth, but his own determined depravity and voluntary rejection of the Gospel; which rejection involves him in an aggravated condemnation.

We believe that the Scriptures teach that in order to be saved, sinners must be regenerated, or born again; that regeneration consists in giving a holy disposition to the mind that it is effected in a manner above our comprehension by the power of the Holy Spirit in connection with divine truth, so as to secure our voluntary obedience to the Gospel; and that its proper evidence appears in the holy fruits of repentance and faith, and newness of life.

We believe the Scriptures teach that repentance and faith are sacred duties, and also inseparable graces, wrought in our souls by the regenerating Spirit of God; whereby being deeply convinced of our guilt, danger, and helplessness and of the way of salvation by Christ, we turn to God with unfeigned contrition, confession, and supplication for mercy; at the same time heartily receiving the Lord Jesus Christ as our prophet, priest and king, and relying on him alone as the only and all-sufficient Saviour.

We believe the Scriptures teach that election is the eternal purpose of God, according to which He graciously regenerates, sanctifies, and saves sinners; that being perfectly consistent with the free agency of man, it comprehends all the means in connection with the end; that it is a most glorious display of God’s sovereign goodness, being infinitely free, wise, holy and unchangeable; that it utterly excludes boasting and promotes humility, love, prayer, praise, trust in God, and active imitation of his free mercy; that it encourages the use of means in the highest degree; that it may be ascertained by its effects in all who truly believe the Gospel; that it is the foundation of Christian assurance; and that to ascertain it with regard to ourselves demands and deserves the utmost diligence.

We believe the Scriptures teach that Sanctification is the process by which, according to the will of God, we are made partakers of His holiness; that it is a progressive work; that it is begun in regeneration; and that it is carried on in the hearts of believers by the presence and power of the Holy Spirit, the Sealer and Comforter, in the continual use of the appointed means especially the word of God, self-examination, self-denial, watchfulness, and prayer.

We believe the Scriptures teach that such only are real believers as endure to the end; that their persevering attachment to Christ is the grand mark which distinguishes them from superficial professors; that a special Providence watches over their welfare; and they are kept by the power of God through faith unto salvation.

We believe the Scriptures teach that the Law of God is the eternal and unchangeable rule of His moral government; that it is holy, just, and good; and that the inability which the Scriptures ascribe to fallen men to fulfill its precepts, arises entirely from their love of sin; to deliver them from sin and to restore them through a Mediator to unfeigned obedience to the holy Law, is one great end of the Gospel, and of the Means of Grace connected with the establishment of the visible church.

We believe the Scriptures teach that a visible church of Christ is a congregation of baptized believers, associated by covenant in the faith and fellowship of the Gospel; observing the ordinances of Christ; governed by his laws; and exercising the gifts, rights, and privileges invested in them by His Word; that its only scriptural officers are Bishops or Pastors, and Deacons whose Qualifications, claims and duties are defined in the Epistles to Timothy and Titus.
We believe the Scriptures teach that Christian baptism is the immersion in water of a believer, into the name of the Father, and Son, and Holy Ghost; to show forth in a solemn and beautiful emblem, our faith in the crucified, buried, and risen Savior, with its effect, in our death to sin and resurrection to a new life; that it is prerequisite to the privileges of a church relation; and to the Lord’s Supper, in which the members of the church, by the sacred use of bread and wine, are to commemorate together the dying love of Christ; preceded always by solemn self-examination.
We believe the Scriptures teach that the first day of the week is the Lord’s Day, or Christian Sabbath, and is to be kept sacred to religious purposes, by abstaining from all secular labor and sinful recreations, by the devout observance of all the means of grace, both private and public, and by preparation for that rest that remains for the people of God.
We believe the Scriptures teach that civil government is of divine appointment, for the interest and good order of human society; and that magistrates are to be prayed for, conscientiously honored and obeyed; except only in things opposed to the will of our Lord Jesus Christ, who is the only Lord of the conscience, and the Prince of the Kings of the earth.

We believe the Scriptures teach that there is a radical and essential difference between the righteous and the wicked; that such only as through faith are justified in the name of the Lord Jesus, and sanctified by the Spirit of our God, are truly righteous in his esteem; while all such as continue in impenitence and unbelief are in His sight wicked, and under the curse; and this distinction holds among men both in and after death.

We believe the Scriptures teach that the end of the world is approaching; that at the last day, Christ will descend from heaven, and raise the dead from the grave for final retribution; that a solemn separation will then take place; that the wicked will be adjudged to endless punishment, and the righteous to endless joy; and that this judgment will fix forever the final state of men in heaven or hell, on principles of righteousness.

Trustees

Ministry

Statement of Purpose:
Although trustees are necessary for the effective and efficient operation of a local church body, it is not a biblically created office. Trustees are a mandate of the State whose responsibility is to the physical property of the church.

The Trustees will hold in trust the church property. They shall have no power to buy, sell, mortgage, lease, or transfer any property without a specific vote of the church authorizing each action. It shall be the function of the trustees to affix their signatures to legal documents involving the sale, mortgage, purchase, or rental of property or other legal documents where the signatures of trustees are required.

The trustees shall be responsible for the upkeep and maintenance of all church properties and equipment. When there is a need for repairs, renovations, purchase, or sale of any church property, the trustees shall be the legally constituted body to transact such business upon the authorization of the church, which shall, at all times, be the active members.

The Trustee Ministry is Responsible for ensuring the church building is:

  • At all times, heated, cooled, or lighted adequately.
  • At all times clean and open for all services, ministry activities, and meetings.
  • At all times the building is secure including when it is occupied and being used.
  • At all times the grounds are kept free of debris, trash, and all safety hazards.
  • At all times the grass is kept cut, shrubbery is pruned, and sidewalks clean.
  • At all times the sidewalks are clear of snow or ice and the parking lot is safe.

Appointment and Term of Service:
Trustees shall be appointed annually by the Pastor, after consultation with the Deacons Ministry and affirmed by a vote of the church. The number of trustees which shall serve will be determined by the needs of the congregation.

Goals:

  • To utilize spiritual gifts, talents, and resources in stewardship to the church.
  • To be active participants in the ministry of teaching, training, and worship.
  • To possess the ability to lead persons to Christ.
  • To be faithful stewards over God’s household affairs.
  • To manage assigned responsibilities with an openness to new ideas and creativity.
  • To utilize and manage available resources for completion of tasks.
  • To prayerfully make recommendations to the Pastor and/or Executive Committee.
  • To remain proficient and organized in the execution of all responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Evaluate and maintain the physical conditions of the church property under the direction of the Pastor and Executive Committee.
  • Lead in the development of approved physical projects.
  • Give regular reports to the Pastor and Executive Committee regarding the status and well-being of church property, including buildings, equipment, vehicles, etc.
  • Work with the janitorial staff in maintaining facilities that are clean and useable
  • Assess and recommend changes in physical property to accommodate ministries.
  • Develop a format for congregational and community use of facilities.
  • Monitor and approve (along with the Pastor) the use of all church facilities.
  • Keep abreast of and inform the church of needed changes and/or repairs to facilities.
  • Serve as members of the Executive Committee.

Deacon & Deaconess

Ministry

Our Deacon & Deaconess Ministries share the following responsibilities:

  • Cooperating with the Pastor in assisting in the work of the church, and in guarding the doctrines and fostering the spiritual life of the church.
  • Assist the Pastor in administering the ordinances (Baptism & Communion).
  • Assist in the examination of candidates for church membership.
  • Serving and assisting the Pastor at all church services.
  • Traveling and assisting the Pastor if requested for outside engagements.
  • Participate in the work of the prayer and teaching ministry of the church.
  • Participate in encouraging members to cooperate with the Pastor.
  • Participate in encouraging members to cooperate with each other.
  • Serve as mediators of disputes to alleviate discord in the church.
  • Be examples in their giving of tithes, offerings, and gifts to the church.
  • Be examples of disciples by their learning under the Pastor’s teaching.
  • Be examples of leaders by their willingness to be followers of the Pastor.
  • Preparing and supplying the Lord’s Supper and proper care of the linens.
  • Visiting the sick or needy and other visitations as assigned by the Pastor.
  • Preparing and presenting candidates for the service of baptism.
  • Supplying flowers for the sanctuary during regular and holiday services.
  • Ordering flowers for funeral or memorial services as is appropriate.
  • Maintaining accurate memorial plaques and remembrances.
  • Discerning appropriateness and then order flowers for the hospitalized.
  • When necessary and appropriate certain of these duties may involve enlisting other ministries, committees and/or membership to assist.

Associates Ministers

Ministry

The Associate Ministers Ministry is comprised of women and men who have been called to ministry, licensed and/or ordained clergy. They must demonstrate that they have answered the call to ministry, the call to preparation, and the call to service. Primarily responsible for assisting the Pastor in ministry, the Associate Ministers share their ministry gifts with the body of Christ whenever presented with an opportunity approved by the Senior Pastor.

4 Levels of Training and Service

M.I.T Program
Those discerning a call to ministry and preparing for public acknowledgment and formal licensure into the preaching ministry.

Licensed Ministers
Those who have been licensed after successfully completing all M.I.T documents, classes, training, and evaluations. Ministers licensed by other church congregations will be required to complete abbreviated M.I.T sessions. This level of service will require intense shadowing, mentorship, rotating assignments, pulpit duties, protocol training, and completion of appropriate coursework.

Ordained Ministers 
This level of service will lead to specific ministry assignments, leadership duties, and opportunities to utilize one’s ministry gifts.

Associate Ministers and Associate Pastors
A few examples for this level of service would include positions such as Youth Pastor, Administrative Pastor, Director of Christian Education, Pastor of Outreach and Evangelism, etc.

Church Mothers

Ministry

About:
The Ebenezer Baptist Church Mothers Ministry was organized in 2016 under the leadership of Pastor Vincent K. Campbell. Based on I Timothy 5, it is our belief that Church Mothers play a crucial role in the life of the church and society through the ministry of prayer. We further believe that Anna the prophetess, whose life as a widow (church mother) was spent in prayer and fasting (Luke 2), serves as an excellent Biblical role model for any Church Mother who is seeking to answer God’s call to a life devoted to prayer.

Primary Duty and Responsibility:
Our Church Mothers are Private Prayer Warriors whose primary duty and responsibility is to live a life devoted to prayer. They are responsible for keeping the Pastor, Pastor’s Family, and the entire Church Family covered and empowered through intercessory prayer.

Members of our Church Family will be encouraged to share their prayer requests with our Pastor and Church Mothers.

Recognition:
Mother Edith McCallum – Chairwoman
Mother Ella Fletcher – Vice-Chairwoman

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Sunday Gatherings Online

Sunday Mornings: 11:00 to 12:00

Ebenezer continues to worship despite the limitations presented by this pandemic. We are currently engaged with our members and friends during weekly ‘Sunday Gatherings Online’ on Zoom.

Join Our Gathering: https://us02web.zoom.us/EBC

Meeting ID: 574 510 2785
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We hope to see you there!

Blessings. Peace.

Vincent K. Campbell

Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell

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Join Our Gathering: https://us02web.zoom.us/EBC

Meeting ID: 574 510 2785
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Blessings. Peace.

Vincent K. Campbell

Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell

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COVID-19 UPDATE

A Message from
Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell

Senior Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Greetings Ebenezer family and friends.

Ebenezer’s Church Leadership continues to focus our efforts on the reopening of the Ebenezer church building for worship, new community services, and church activities in a manner that is safe and protects the health of members and friends. City, regional, state, and federal government agencies and officials are making progress in their efforts to address the devasting effects and potential harm that are spread as a result of the contagion associated with COVID-19.

ONLINE SUNDAY GATHERINGS: [Learn More]
Ebenezer continues to worship despite the limitations presented by this pandemic. We are currently engaged with our members and friends during weekly ‘Sunday Gatherings Online’. Our plans for weekly Virtual Worship Services are in the works, and we will soon be offering those Worship Services to all. The challenges each of us face, on a daily basis, are unprecedented. Praying together, worshiping together, and continuing our support for one another will help us meet these challenges.

We will remain committed to protecting the health of our members and friends, visitors, and community, and we will continue to pray without ceasing for the health and safety of all.

Blessings. Peace.

Vincent K. Campbell

Rev. Dr. Vincent K. Campbell