Our Vision and Mission is...
“Transformation – To see lives transformed by sharing the love of Christ”
2 Corinthians 5:17 – Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
How it all started
Ward Memorial Baptist Church began as Sunday school and Mission operated by members of First Church in the East End in 1894. This was organized into Jackson Avenue Baptist Church, which later amalgamated with Hastings East Baptist Church and renamed Ward Memorial Baptist Church as a tribute and memorial to Reverend Albert W. Ward. Rev. Ward ministered to as many as 18 nationalities for 22 years. The vision continues today as we “celebrate the past and claim the future” through the guidance of the Holy Spirit.
WMBC’s congregation is diverse with members/adherents and attendees from many nations and social economic backgrounds. WMBC currently has a 10:30 a.m. worship service in English. There are also weekly bible studies, caring and prayer groups, Worship Team, Hospitality Committee, Building and Grounds Committee, Celebration Zone for children and youth, and Connections for youth and young adults. In addition, WMBC partners with G&I Shining Stars Youth Society in the provision of after-school tutor clubs and youth programs throughout the week and an eight week Shining Stars Camp Can-Do summer classes and camp program. This outreach ministry has functioned as a bridge between WMBC and the Community.