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.
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.