Our nation and our world are experiencing something that we have not seen in our lifetime. The coronavirus pandemic has affected our schools, the way we work, the way we shop, and, yes, even the way we worship. Starting this Sunday, March 15, we will transition to two worship services at 8:00 am and 10:30 am. Both worship services will be online. We will not meet as a congregation in the sanctuary.
Join us as we journey through the gospels this Lent. Pick up a 40 day devotional guide from the tables in the foyer after each worship service. You can also download the quick reference reading plan below.
To be a loving, supportive Christ-Centered congregation where the joys and blessings of Jesus Christ are spread thus bringing children, young people, and adults to a vital and personal relationship with Jesus Christ through Christian discipleship, fellowship, service and growth. This mission shall be accomplished through Bible-centered preaching, age appropriate teaching, the development and use of spiritual gifts, evangelism and committed service to God, His church and the community.
Reverend Prince Raney Rivers is our Senior Pastor.
Pastor Rivers is passionate about preaching, teaching, discipleship and mentoring. He has delivered lectures and sermons in congregations, for denominations, and at colleges and universities around the country and abroad. He is the author of numerous articles, essays and two book chapters on pastoral ministry. Pastor Rivers has a forthcoming book featuring over twenty sermons preached from the Gospel of John (Smyth & Helwys Press). In 2015, Rivers was invited to Duke Divinity School to deliver the “State of the Black Church” address for Gardner C. Taylor Lecture Series.
Pastor Rivers currently serves on the board of directors of The Baptist House at Duke Divinity School and is the 4th Vice President of the General Baptist State Convention of North Carolina, Inc.
Pastor Rivers received a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Morehouse College, where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. He earned Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School and completed the Harvard Divinity School Summer Leadership Institute. He has been a fellow of the Pastor-Theologian Program at Princeton Theological Seminary. Currently, he is a doctoral student in Leadership Studies at North Carolina A & T University.
He joyfully shares life and ministry with his wife, Dr. Monica Corbitt Rivers. They are the proud parents of two young children.
Sunday Morning ONLINE Worship Service Times:
8:00 am and 10:30 am
(All in-person gatherings below are currently on hold as we comply with city, state and federal guidelines due to COVID-19)
Sunday School 9:30 am
Worship on Wednesday:
Bible Study – 11:00 a.m. and 6:30 p.m.
W.O.W – 7:00 pm (Every 3rd Wednesday)
Bible Study Classes:
Women’s Class: Monday 6:30 pm
Men’s Class: Monday 6:30 pm
Midweek Class: Wednesday 11:00 am and 6:30 pm