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St. John Missionary Baptist Church

St Johns Missionary Baptist Church

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Established in 1916, Saint Johns Missionary Baptist Church is best-known as the congregation of prominent Indianapolis civil rights leader Andrew j. brown jr.

Saint Johns Missionary Baptist began with three members. By 1926, the congregation was large and financially stable enough to construct its first permanent building at 17th Street and Martindale Avenue. Indiana senator James Watson spoke during the dedication ceremony in September of that same year. The first building, constructed of red brick with a white wooden portico, still stands. It served as the main sanctuary from 1926 until 2009. To accommodate a growing congregation, Indianapolis architecture firm HCO Incorporated designed and built a new church in the postmodern style.

In October 1947, the congregation called Andrew J. Brown Jr. to serve as its pastor. Immediately prior to coming to Indianapolis, he had been pastor at Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Chicago.

Since Dr. Browns departure in 1990, St Johns has continued to grow and serve the neighborhood. In 2020 the church serves over 800 congregants with regular services throughout the week and serves its neighborhood through several outreach ministries, including a food pantry, prayer hotline, and regular visits to the citys juvenile detention facility and homeless populations.

We Are A Church Rebuilding For The Future Like The Phoenix We Are Rising From The Ashes

In October of 2012 Rev. Gerald W. Rivers was divinely led by the Holy Spirit to St. John Baptist Church. After a discussion about the plight of the church with the Pastor, Rev David Fisher and the members of the church he quickly realize the dire condition of the church and offered to help. With the support of Pastor Fisher, the members of the church and other volunteers a campaign was initiated to raise the funds needed to repair the burned out building. However, after several years of fund raising and planning the church was far short of the funds needed to repair the building.

The church suffered a major lost with the sudden unexpected death of Pastor Fisher on January 26 of 2017, After grieving the lost of Pastor Fisher and realizing the church must go on, Rev. Gerald Rivers was elected on April 2, 2017 to succeed Pastor David Fisher. In December of 2017, after seeking financial support from several local Pastors, businesses and private citizens, the Lord has open the windows of Heaven and provided funds to build a new building on the site of the current church building.

A Favored Fellowship by a Faithful God

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Are you going to be amongst the next group of graduates to earn a degree in Bible Study? This is an expansive chronological and in-depth study of the Bible. Since 2009, St. John has had over 75 members to graduate from this program and each can tell you about the awesomeness of the program. Several have returned to take the class for a second or third time.

This program is offered by Faith Bible Institute of Monroe, Louisiana. Its an online program that you can take within the comfort of your home and at your own pace.

Register by July 1, 2022 to avoid a $30.00 late enroll fee. Fall Semester begins the week of August 14, 2022. Tuition can be paid in four installments.

Contact Sis. Annie Horne at 247-2345 for enrollment details and costs.

In-person church service begins at 8:00 am. The service will also be broadcast live on Facebook at 8 am and replayed 11 am Sundays.

Bible Study will be broadcast live on Wednesdays at 6:30 pm.

Join us for our weekly Prayer Call every Tuesday & Thursday at 7:30 pm.

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Welcome To St John Missionary Baptist Church

We at St John Missionary Baptist Church invite you to worship with us! No matter where you are at on lifes journey, you are welcome here!

We believe that God loves all of creation, and through Jesus Christ we are brought into fellowship with God. We are a family, proclaiming the love and grace of God, as found in God’s Word. All are welcome at St John Missionary Baptist Church – those who believe as well as those who are seeking.

At each service we gather for meaningful worship to study Gods word. We reach out with the heart of ministry to care for our neighbors in the name of Christ here and around the world. We have fun and fellowship in a variety of activities ranging from dinners to sporting events. As we work and worship together we find that our faith grows as we enjoy friends old and new.

You will discover many exciting opportunities at St John Missionary Baptist Church. Our website is just the introduction to the spirit of our church. We want you to feel at home and comfortable here. We are pleased to welcome you as part of a growing and diverse Christian community.

Please join us for an upcoming worship service. Theres a place for you here at St John Missionary Baptist Church.

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Welcome From Pastor Thomas & The 1st Family

Greetings: Joy and peace are the hallmark virtues that God has given to every believer and it is on that foundation that we greet and welcome you all to our church to experience what God is doing in a wonderful and fresh way.

At St. John M.B.C On Gray Street, we believe that God wants every Christian to become Faithful, Available, and Teachable. It is because of Him that we are able to live, move, and have our being! Our goal and drive as a church family is to foster growth, discipline, and spiritual maturity through the preaching and teaching of Gods Word! Our hope and desire is to see people blessed and encouraged as they trust and lean on Jesus Christ, our rock solid foundation!

It is a privilege to worship our God and experience the joy He extends to us in His presence! You are warmly invited to worship with us anytime our doors are open at St. John M.B.C on Gray, here in the great city of Houston, TX!

Pastor Trey T. Thomas

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