Who We Are

EBC is a congregation of believers in the Lord Jesus Christ. Our purpose as a church is to glorify God by promoting His worship, building up believers in their faith, declaring the good news of salvation to the lost, and showing mercy to people in need all as we live in God-honoring peace with one another as brothers and sisters in Christ.

Our Statement of Faith

EBC is a Reformed Baptist Church. You will find a helpful explanation of what this is in the article entitled What is a Reformed Baptist Church?. Here is a brief summary of what we believe:

  • The inspiration, infallibility, and authority of the Bible
  • That there is one eternal God who exists in Three Persons (the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit)
  • The absolute sovereignty of God
  • The deity of Jesus Christ; His virgin birth, His sinless life, His substitutionary death, His physical resurrection, and His ascension into heaven
  • The present session of Jesus Christ in heaven and His future return to judge the world and to consummate His kingdom
  • That salvation is by the sovereign grace of God alone, on the basis of the atoning sacrifice of Christ, and wholly apart from human merit
  • That God commands all men everywhere to repent and to believe the Gospel
  • That the church is composed of those who confess Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior and submit to His rule and authority as set forth in the Scriptures
  • That Christians have the solemn obligation to conduct themselves at all times in a manner worthy of the Gospel they profess to believe

As a Reformed Baptist congregation we hold to the Second London Baptist Confession of 1689. In the Confession, you will find a more extensive description of our beliefs.

Our Local History

In 1934 the Lord brought together small groups of Christians to meet in their homes to pray about establishing a witness for Christ in the Englewood community. The following year, Englewood Baptist Temple constituted with 33 believers. Eventually the name was changed to Englewood Baptist Church. Since those early days, EBC has seen many changes. But throughout the years a commitment to follow the Holy Scriptures has been maintained. The most recent chapter in its history of changes commenced in 1985 when the church began to reform its ministry to conform more thoroughly to the teaching of the Bible. The process of reformation continued for several years until the church became what is commonly referred to as Reformed Baptist.

Our Elders

Jim DommJim Domm graduated from Trinity Ministerial Academy in 1988. He also earned the M. Div. Degree from Reformed Baptist Seminary in Taylors, South Carolina and is a member of the Advisory Board of the Seminary. Pastor Jim served in the pastoral ministry for five years before coming to Englewood in 1995. He has ministered to pastors and churches at conferences and retreats in the US, Canada, the Caribbean, Italy, Brazil, Pakistan, and the Far East. He and his wife, Brenda, have been married for 31 years and have one grown daughter who is also married.



Ron AbrahamsenRon Abrahamsen was recognized for the office of elder in 1998 after serving as a deacon in the church for fourteen years. He and his wife have three grown children.


Our Public Worship

At EBC you will find God-centered worship that reflects the order and principles of Scripture. The teaching of the Bible is central in our congregational life. In our services of worship we endeavor to draw near to the Lord through Christ and by His Spirit with reverence and joy. We seek to worship God in spirit and truth by the congregational singing of meaningful hymns, prayer, and the reading of God's Word. The greater part of each service is given to the careful, systematic exposition and practical application of the Bible.


 

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