To God Be The Glory

May 6, 1950 the Saint Paul Community Baptist Church was born. Our congregation started out as a prayer band. The late Rev. Dr. Edward M. Revels prayed in the upper room of a small building at 1612 Ashland Avenue in Baltimore Maryland. He prayed for the Black community, the nation and the world. He had a burden for the unsaved, especially the children. Soon others joined him. It was from that small group that our church was born. Our congregation grew significantly, so in April 1959, they moved to our present location. Pastor Revels served faithfully 29 dedicated years until the Lord called him home in 1978.

On December 19, 1979 at a specially called church meeting, our church extended an invitation of pastoral ministry to Rev. Dr. Gregory B. Perkins of Philadelphia Pennsylvania. Dr. Perkins began his administration on January 1, 1980. God continued to bless our church under his leadership. God is growing us spiritually, numerically and financially. Our ministry now extends far beyond the walls of our sanctuary into the community and throughout our city. We have a Boy’s to Men’s Mentoring and Girls to Diamonds Ministry. We have a Christian Men’s Fellowship, a Women in the Word and a Seasoned Saints (Senior’s) Ministry.

Our young adults are very active and vibrant in our Praise Team and Choir Ministries. All our musicians are home grown members of our church. We also have an Outreach and Media Ministry. We’re partners with the community, i.e. the New Broadway East Community Association, the Eastern District Police Department, the Tench Tilman and Collington Sqaure Elementary schools. We sponsor an annual Community Cookout in June and a Back to School Give a Way outreach ministry in August. We most recently renovated and beautified our church and we were delcared an historic landmark by the Maryland Historic Society and confirmed by the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore in October 2009. I’m still excited and optimistic about ministry after 36 years. We thank God for 66 years of worship and praise, preaching, teaching, counseling, service and outreach. To God be the glory!

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