From The Pastor
Welcome to the website for the East Livingston Baptist Church
in Reynoldsburg, Ohio! Let me tell you a little about ourselves. As
you might have already seen, our congregation is a member of the Columbus
Baptist Association, American Baptist Churches of Ohio, and the ABC/USA.
Born out of a desire to expand the gospel of Jesus Christ into the growing
area east of Columbus, we were founded by a cooperative effort of national,
state and local American Baptist organizations in the early 1960's. Some of
our important distinctions are:
<> Biblical teaching and preaching
<> Mission outreach on the local, national,
and international level
<> Evangelistic concern for those seeking
<> Christian Education for all ages
<> Cultural diversity
<> An emphasis on the importance of Prayer
<>Cooperation in ministry with other Christian churches
The congregation celebrated a milestone in 2002 with the
dedication of an addition to the church building, including a baptistry, a Fellowship
Hall and a Recreation Room. These beautiful new spaces have provided many new
opportunities for a variety of ministry activities.
Our worship service at 11:00 on Sunday mornings seeks to blend
a traditional approach with elements of contemporary worship. We begin our
service by singing a familiar hymn accompanied by our piano and organ. Later in the service, however, we worship God
with praise songs accompanied by a guitar or keyboard.
Whether traditional or contemporary, our focus is always on a spiritually
uplifting experience of glorifying God and seeking God's presence.
It has been my pleasure to serve as pastor of the East
Livingston Baptist Church since December of 2003. I was ordained in the
American Baptist Churches in 1977, and have served as a professional church
leader with four other congregations, all in Ohio. My wife and I were
married in 1985, and we have two sons who are students in the Reynoldsburg
school system. I also have an older son and daughter already out on their
own. Our family is pleased to be a part of the family of God at East
Livingston Baptist Church.
If you are looking for a church home in the
Reynoldsburg/Pickerington area, we would love to have you call, fax, e-mail, or
better, visit with us and let us get to know you. A map to our church is located
on this website. Please accept our invitation to join us at the East Livingston
Dr. George E. Winters, Pastor