Hamlet's of Hope - Helping to Move People of Faith from the Pulpit and Pew to the Pavement
Ebenezer Baptist Church

Ebenezer Baptist Church is located in downtown Richmond. Founded in 1858, Ebenezer is a historic African-American Baptist Church with a heart for mission in the Jackson Ward communities and throughout the world.  For more than a century and a half, Ebenezer Baptist Church has stood as a beacon making a joyful noise unto the Lord, and representing the endurance of the human spirit.  Our mission efforts extend into the world.  Our doors are open to all people. 

The Vision
EBC's vision is to maintain the historic site of the Ebenezer Baptist Church and to elevate Ebenezer's presence in the Jackson Ward community.  The community needs EBC and EBC needs the community.  In order to be the "beacon on the corner" of Leigh and Judah Streets, disciples must be engaged as partners with the community and involved in advocacy efforts.  This collaboration must be apparent to those residents in the community east and west of the church. 

Together we will develop more significant relationships and visible outreach ministries to better reach and serve the Church's neighbor's in the Jackson Ward community.  It is time to take EBC to another level of outreach and service that exemplifies our motto, "The People's Church".  EBC intends to explore and implement ministries and programs which focus on the concerns and needs of our neighbors.

There is a need for a Family Life Center for families and residents in the community as well as members of our congregation.  The amenities of this facility will be shared by the congregation and the community.  This facility will allow us to provide empowerment programs for young people; HIV/AIDS awareness and education, and other priority civic issues, i.e. tutoring and mentoring ministries will be included.  This vision is encouraged by the pastor and people's faith and trust in God to make this vision of the creation of the Beloved Community a Richmond reality.

The Mission Statement
We are the redeemed people of God, through Jesus Christ, empowered by the Holy Spirit to love one another, to become good stewards of all His resources and to minister to all humanity in His name.  

We are resolved to achieve this mission and promote the Kingdom of God on earth by an emphasis upon spiritual growth through educational programs and worship; by programs of stewardship development; by the development of church-wide fellowship; and by Christian servanthood through community outreach ministries and evangelism.



EBC Deacon's Lewis and Greene
EBC Deacon's Lewis and Greene
Packing survival kits
Getting Ready - Presenting the Gospel
Getting Ready - Presenting the Gospel
Fall 2012
Sister Richardson and Sister Perry
Sister Richardson and Sister Perry
Making lunches Fall 2012
Evangelism Ministry-EBC HoH Pilot
Evangelism Ministry-EBC HoH Pilot
Visiting with out Neighbor's-November 2012
Deacon Ross and Group #3 sharing ideas
Deacon Ross and Group #3 sharing ideas
Ranking of ideas
EBC's Evangelism  Mapping Sessions
EBC's Evangelism Mapping Sessions
March 2012
Shelter Donations-tooth brushes & tooth paste
Shelter Donations-tooth brushes & tooth paste
March 2012
Preparing to Go!
Preparing to Go!
Hygiene Kits
Shelter Donations-Tooth brush dispensers
Shelter Donations-Tooth brush dispensers
March 2012
Sister Robinette, Brother Edwards, Brother Lewis, Deacon Bagby working through the logistics
Sister Robinette, Brother Edwards, Brother Lewis, Deacon Bagby working through the logistics
Evangelism Circle #1
Deacon Ross, Brother Ralph Giles and Sister Brinda Perry
Deacon Ross, Brother Ralph Giles and Sister Brinda Perry
Evangelism Circle #2-Strategy Session
Sister Aretha, Brother James Murray and Deacon's T. Harding and Janice Lacy work through the details
Sister Aretha, Brother James Murray and Deacon's T. Harding and Janice Lacy work through the details
Evangelism Circle #3
Feed My Sheep-Monroe Park
Feed My Sheep-Monroe Park
First Outing following Workshop 2011
Doing the Word!
Doing the Word!
When Faith trumps Fear!
Preparing & Packing a Lunch for a Friends and Neighbors
Preparing & Packing a Lunch for a Friends and Neighbors
Attendees-prepare lunches and bags for distribution in Monroe Park
Ebenezer's Evangelism, Urban and Deacon's Ministry gather for HoH evangelism training session
Ebenezer's Evangelism, Urban and Deacon's Ministry gather for HoH evangelism training session
HoH evangelism training session-November 2011
Workshop participants receive name tags
Workshop participants receive name tags
Thirty-four attendees participate in Launch-November 2011
EBC Focus Group participants
EBC Focus Group participants
2011
Focus Group-HoH Kickoff Workshop EBC
Focus Group-HoH Kickoff Workshop EBC
Kickoff - Orientation 2011
Focus Groups-HoH Kickoff Workshop EBC
Focus Groups-HoH Kickoff Workshop EBC
God's Call-Head, Heart and Hand based on Scripture
The Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
The Historic Ebenezer Baptist Church
Abner Clay Park, Jackson Ward and Gilpin Court Communities
Focus Group & HoH Kickoff Workshop-Ebenezer Baptist Church
Focus Group & HoH Kickoff Workshop-Ebenezer Baptist Church
Rev. Vernon Rodgers
Rev. Vernon Rodgers
Associate Minister, EBC
Meeting and Inviting our Neighbor's
Meeting and Inviting our Neighbor's
Richmond, Virginia
Ebenezer Baptist Church 1858
Ebenezer Baptist Church 1858
"The People's Church"
Initial Meeting with Key Partners-Rev. Dr. Levy Armwood, Pastor, Rev. James Neely, and Rev. Vernon Rodgers, Associate Ministers [not shown]
Initial Meeting with Key Partners-Rev. Dr. Levy Armwood, Pastor, Rev. James Neely, and Rev. Vernon Rodgers, Associate Ministers [not shown]
October 2011





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