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THE GREATER FREE GIFT BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.

From the Bishop

Grace, mercy and peace be unto you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ!  Thank you for joining me and the Greater Free Gift Baptist Church on the world wide web.  We are grateful to be given the opportunity to minister to you by web.  It is my prayer that you will be blessed.  I encourage you to get to know Jesus as your personal Lord and Savior.  Romans 10:9 says:  "If you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved." We invite you to join us in Sunday Morning Worship at 10:30 am.  You will be blessed!  I BELIEVE GOD!

In the Service of the King,

Bishop William R. Whitaker, II

THE MESSAGE

Sunday, May 25, 2008

"BAPTISM"
Acts 2:38
Matthew 28:19

BISHOP WILLIAM R. WHITAKER


SUNDAY SCHOOL MINISTRY

We invite you to come and study the Word
of God with us every Sunday morning
at 9:00 am

Sunday, February 3, 2019
Renounce Everything for Christ
Philippians 3:7-14

Sunday, February 10, 2019
Pondering God's Steadfast Love
Psalm 48:1-3, 9-14

Sunday, February 17, 2019
Praising God's Mighty Works
Psalm 66:1-9. 16-20

Sunday, February 24, 2019
Living with God's Loving Assurance
Psalm 91:1-8, 11-16

Sunday, March 3, 2019
Called to Humility and Hospitality
Luke 14:7-14

Sunday, March 10, 2019
A Costly Call
Mark 1:16-20; Luke 14:25-33

Sunday, March 17, 2019
Calling the Lost
Luke 15:11-24

Sunday, March 24, 2019
Calling to Salvation
Luke 19:1-10

CHURCH HISTORY

The Free Gift Mission was organized on May 9, 1954 in the home of Reverend J.W. McCray at 714A Monroe Street, Brooklyn, New York.  The following Sunday, Worship Services were held at 494 Lexington Avenue where the Reverend Wayne was Pastor.

In June of the same year, we occupied the premises at 77 Sumner Avenue, Brooklyn, New York.  On October 21, 1955 an Advisory Council meeting of The Eastern Baptist Association was held for the purpose of reorganizing The Free Gift Mission as a regular Baptist Church.  As time passed and the membership grew, larger quarters were needed.  In September 1956, the pastor, members, many visitors and friends marched from 77 Sumner Avenue to 1088 Myrtle Avenue.

Reverend Dr. Daniel Webster Batts was called to serve as pastor of our Church.  In 1961, The Free Gift Baptist Church by reasons of legal matters had to change its name from “Free Gift” to The Greater Free Gift Baptist Church.  Under new leadership, we continued worshiping at 1058 Myrtle Avenue.  In 1962 through the help of Almighty God, we relocated to our present site, 146 Stockton Street.  On December 12, 1991 our beloved Pastor Reverend Dr. Daniel Webster Batts, went home to be with the Lord.  For three years we were under the leadership of the Deacon Board while we searched for a Pastor.

Victoriously, on February 26, 1995 we installed our current Pastor, Reverend William Raymond Whitaker, Jr.  Reverend Whitaker began his spiritual leadership adding many new members to our congregation.

Under Pastor Whitaker’s leadership we have added the Nurses Unit, The Greater Free Gift Bible Institute, an In-house Library and, the formation of the Fine Arts Ministry which consists of Theatre, Dance and Mime.  Serenity on Stockton Street was also birthed during this period and the dining room was dedicated “The Daniel Webster Batts Fellowship Dining Hall”, after the late Pastor.  During 2002-2003, the main sanctuary and the DW Batts Fellowship Dining Hall was renovated.

On May 5, 2007, the officers and members of the Greater Free Gift Baptist Church gathered to witness our Pastor consecrated to the Office of “Bishop” a Prince in the Lord’s Church.

Bishop Whitaker acknowledges the call of God in women as well and to this, many are operating within their gifts.  The Elders and Clergy Alliance assist Bishop Whitaker and the church as needed.

Sundays
Communion
(1st Sundays)

Sunday School (9:00 am)
Praise & Worship
(10:30 am)
Morning Worship
(11:00 am)

Mondays
The Birthing Place
(6:00 pm)

Child & Youth
Evangelism Classes
(7:00 pm)

Old Testament Class
(7:00 pm)

New Testament Class
(7:45 pm)

Wednesdays
Noon Day Prayer
(12:00 pm)

Fridays
Prayer Service
(7:00 pm)

  COME OUT AND JOIN US FOR

"ONE HOUR
OF
POWER PRAYER"

EVERY WEDNESDAY AT NOON

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THE GREATER FREE GIFT BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.
146 Stockton Street | Brooklyn, NY 11206 | PH: 718-782-9385 | FAX:  718-388-7757
Where Everybody is Somebody and Jesus Christ is Lord