The Body of Christ is committed to reaching the world with the Gospel. We strive to be successful in our quest to be good ambassadors for Christ. Our primary mission is to be servants to those in need and to introduce the gospel to the world, without addition, subtraction, or substitution.
THE CHURCH WITH A HEART...
The church of Christ was established in 33 A.D., Jerusalem on the first Pentecost
after the resurrection of Jesus (Acts 1, 2).
History of East Baltimore Church of Christ
Through much prayer to God for his wisdom and mercy Kevin Bethea and Horace Grant Sr. began to prepare plans for the church of Christ in East Baltimore.
First worship service was held at the holiday Inn on Frankford Avenue and Moravia Park Drive. More than 45 people were in attendance.
We moved from the hotel into own worship facility in the Highland town community; more than fifty members were in attendance. Later that same year God blessed us to install Kevin Bethea and Horace Grant Sr. as elders in the congregation.
God continued to bless us in our rapid growth rate and with the lack of adequate space to expand in the general vicinity we began to look elsewhere. Plans were being prepared to relocate to another location in the Northeast section of Baltimore that would accommodate the increased membership.
God blessed the congregation to relocate again to 6305 Sherwood Road. This new location afforded the congregation the opportunity to become community ministry oriented. We were able to have community summer camps, gospel meeting, financial workshops, a bible college and more. We also were blessed to install Eric Brooks and Eric Lorick as deacons in the congregation and Gregory Claiborne as associate minister.
The time had come for the congregation to relocate once more to 9420 Belair Road. This new larger facility would allow us to continue to grow and serve more efficiently. Our new facility sets on three and one-half acres of land and gives us further growth potential. We have expanded the Northeast Baltimore Bible Institute and college to meet the needs of the community at large. We have installed Kevin Bethea, Eric Brooks, and Eric Lorick as elders and Robert Cooper and Marlowe Rogers as deacons and Larry Frazier as an additional associate minister. We presently look forward to seeing what blessing the Lord will bestow upon us next. We thank God for his goodness and favor for without Him we can’t do anything, but with Jesus Christ all things are possible.
What to Expect
The church revealed in the New Testament met on the 1st day of every week (Acts 20:7). In their worship, they followed the specific directions of the apostles on how to worship (Acts 2:42). Determined to follow their example of worship, we invite you to visit our services and with us, follow the Bible's simple guidelines for worship. Upon visiting the assembly here, you should see:
5 Acts of Worship
God is a spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. (John 4:23-24)
(2 Timothy 4:2, Acts 20:7, 1 Corinthians 14:23-25)
(Acts 2:7, 1 Corinthians 11:24-25, 1 Corinthians 11:26)
(Matthew 6:5, 1 Thessalonians 5:17-18, Ephesians 6:18, James 5:16, 1 Timothy 2:8)
(2 Corinthians 8:9, 1 Corinthians 16:2, 2 Corinthians 9:7)
Plan of Salvation
HEAR the Gospel
(Romans 10:17, John 8:32)
BELIEVE the Gospel
(Hebrews 11:6, John 20:31)
REPENT of pass sins
(Luke 13:3, Acts 17:30)
CONFESS faith in Jesus Christ
(Romans 10:10, Matthew 10:32)
(Galatians 3:27, Mark 16:16, Acts 2:38)
Be FAITHFUL unto death