Location: East Point, Georgia
Pastor: Rev. Darwin Caldwell
Weekly Worship: 10:30 AM, Eastern
Fast Facts: JABC started as church plant in East Point, GA, by individuals who saw a need for a church “on the other side of the tracks”—which wasn’t to carry a negative connotation but literally—because there was no church in the area before a bridge was built over a very active railroad. The church reached a peak of more than 1200 in attendance in the 60s and 70s but has dropped to an average of less than 100 presently.
JABC is a faithful giving and praying congregation that is renewing the effort in future planning and seeking out what needs to be done to revitalize the congregation to continue being a relevant part of the community. It is a predominantly senior congregation that focuses on as much as possible with local missions having just welcomed a local well-established tutoring/outreach ministry that pours into underprivileged children. This new ministry, Dream Project, is a tutoring ministry for elementary students that do not speak English as their first language. It is the church’s desire to use this ministry to reach the friends, parents, and relatives of these children to show the love of Christ in helping with their basic needs as well as educational and spiritual needs.
Please pray for this ministry as well as the church’s upcoming community Thanksgiving meal. The church is praying that this will provide a stepping stone to building relationships with those in its community. Finally, pray that the church will continue to embrace its revitalization process and for direction into what ministries need the most focus to best reach its community for Christ.
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