Who We are




“You are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hidden." Matthew 5:14

Mission

This church shall exist for the glorifying of God; it shall be accessible to all peoples and shall seek to be efficient in its working. Its purposes shall be to proclaim the total plan of redemption as made manifest in the life and death of Christ for our sins, His burial and glorious resurrection, His ascension to the high priestly office, and the extension of His personality through world missions. (1 Corinthians 15:1-4; Matthew 28:16-20; Hebrews. 9; 1 Thessalonians 4:16-18.)

This church shall seek to minister to the spiritual, moral, and material needs of all humankind to an extent consistent with our potential and in accordance with Christian principles. (Ephesians 5:25-27)

As Christ loved the church and gave Himself up for her, so that He might sanctify her, having cleansed her by the washing of water with the Word, that He might present the church to Himself in glorious splendor, without spot or wrinkle or any such thing – that she might be holy and faultless.”

Vision

To Make Disciples who communicate Christ, influence the culture, and impact their community.

Churches planting churches

Rev. Jimi Orekoya- ByStorm Church
Rev. John Ronah- Kenyan Fellowship
Rev. Israel Kelly -A Better City
Rev. Cephas Agbesi – Honeywell Baptist Chapel

Bronx Baptist Church is deeply conscious of the missional purpose of the church, and seeks to never to loose sight of this urgency.Past sponsored missions have included, Wake-Eden Community Baptist Church, Honeywell Baptist Chapel, Inter-denominational Fellowship of Co-op City, Grace Baptist Chapel, and the Haitian

Bronx Baptist Church. Currently, the Bronx Baptist Church sponsors four church plants – the Kenyan Fellowship Church in New Jersey (Pastor John Ronoh), Power Point Baptist Church also in New Jersey (Pastor Cephas Agbesi), and ByStorm Church here in the Bronx (Pastor Jimi Orekoya). The fourth church plant is a sponsorship of A Better City Movement Church (Pastor Israel Kelly); in which we partnered to establish a Hispanic work in the immediate neighborhood of the church. This partnership began in January 2015 and involves offering services in Spanish, and joint services once per quarter in English and Spanish.

Through our prison ministry, weekly Bible studies are held with young adult and adult males at a local New York City prison.

The social reach of the church extends into the area of health, education, and housing. The Medical Fellowship, composed of healthcare workers of the congregation, ministers to the health related needs of the Church members and the community through seminars, blood pressure, CPR training, an annual health fair, HIV testing, and nursing care for very ill members as needed. With assistance from Federal funds the church operates a Food Pantry program to benefit needy families in the community. A monthly Soup Kitchen operates year round.

Early childhood education with a spiritual dimension is provided by a fully licensed Day Care program. Each year a Summer Day Camp and Vacation Bible School, respectively, minister to social and spiritual needs of children in the community children and provides a work site for City Summer Youth workers. Along with other churches in the Bronx and through the active participation of the Founding Pastor in community organizations, Bronx Baptist Church was instrumental in organizing the Twin Parks Association, which provided 3000 units of low income housing, two Day Centers, and a number of amenities. Bronx Baptist Church continues to be a part of the struggle to obtain more and better housing, schools, sanitation, and medical care for the Bronx community residents.

Over the years, the Bronx Baptist Church has been supported in its efforts by the work of many volunteer missionaries of the Southern Baptist Convention. These missionaries have served for varying lengths of time as teachers, Day Camp counselors, evangelists, and have assisted in minor building repairs. Over the years approximately 1000 Southern Baptist missionaries from over 30 states have come to Bronx Baptist Church to work in the community. Today, this legacy continues as we engage missionaries annually to serve in the community.
As the church looks to the future, the goals set for the next decade are the following: First, to expand the educational ministry of the church to better meet the needs of the community; Second, to further develop a leaders discipleship institute to equip member and church leaders with the tools and courage to reach an ethnically diverse community; Third, to realize a congregational body that reflects the ethnic diversity of this community; and Forth, to plant/ sponsor 5 additional congregations locally and beyond.