Mt. Hebron’s Statement of Faith

We believe that there is only one true God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (I John 5:7; Ephesians 4:4-6)

We believe that the Holy Bible is the inspired, infallible Word of God and is thereby the only authoritative source of  which all Christian doctrines should be based. (II Timothy 3:16; II Peter 1:20-21)

We believe in the deity of our Lord & Savior Jesus Christ, His virgin birth, His sinless life, His miracles, His atoning death through His shed blood, His bodily resurrection, His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory. (Matthew 1:23; John 1:29; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Romans 8:34; Acts 1:11)

We believe that man was created in the image of God, but as a result of sin was lost and powerless to save himself. But God, being rich in mercy, allows us to receive salvation by grace through faith in Christ Jesus. (Ephesians 2:4-10; Titus 3:5-7)

We believe that the Church is the Body of Christ and is composed of all those who through belief in Christ have been spiritually regenerated by the indwelling Holy Spirit who enables us to live a godly life. (Ephesians 4:11-16; Galatians 5:16-18)

We believe that the mission of the church is evangelization; locally, nationally and worldwide, as commissioned by God to make disciples of all nations. (Matthew 28:18-20)

We believe the holy standards of God are to be evident in life from the beginning to end:
In the sanctity of life of the unborn; In the purity of human sexuality, before and in the context of marriage; In the monogamy of marriage between one genetically born male and one genetically born female. (Psalm 139: 13-16; I Corinthians 6:9-11, 19-20; Genesis 2:24-25; Matthew 19:4-6)

We believe that Jesus Christ will return to the earth in power and glory and all those who have placed their faith in Him, will live with Him eternally in Heaven. (I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

Our History

It was a Friday, July 14, 1944 to be exact, when the hopes and visions of a small community group materialized into what we know today as Mt. Hebron Church Ministries, Inc.

For an entire year that faithful few met in houses, tents, yards or anywhere the Holy Spirit led them to assemble, until a block tile church finally rose from the ground on the second block of Victory Avenue in 1945.

Under the leadership of Rev. Levi Thomas, church membership grew to 160 during his 10-year tenure before Dr. Isaiah H. McPherson became pastor in November 1955.

It was during Dr. McPherson's 22 years as pastor that the church became “The Greater Mt. Hebron Missionary Baptist Church,” grew to its largest membership to date (415) and even acquired additional property in 1964 for a parking lot to accommodate the growing congregation.

Rev. Gregory Harris followed Dr. McPherson, becoming pastor on September 10, 1983.
Before he resigned after an 11-year tenure the church acquired adjoining property in anticipation of expansion.

In the interim two-year period following Rev. Harris' departure the church was led by the deacon's council while a pastoral search was underway.

That search came to an end in February 1996, when Joseph F. Johnson became pastor.

He was officially installed on Sunday, March 24, 1996 and in his first five years as pastor membership (which had dipped to 200) grew to 1,100.

Over 40 ministries were soon added to meet the needs of not only a blossoming membership, but those of the surrounding communities as well.

And in January 2001, heeding humility to the call, the church name became Mt Hebron Missionary Baptist Church.

One year later, three Elders were installed, 23 new ministers were added and the Community Development Center (CDC) was begun to focus community outreach on a much larger scale.

In 2002 ground was broken for a new Family Life Center and it also marked the first year of the children's Summer Day Camp.

Ministries increased to over 50, membership reached over 1800 and on May 19, 2003, the Mt. Hebron Christian Child Development Center opened.

It was June 2004 when Mt. Hebron extended its reach, this time into foreign missions with the support of a Brazilian church. Two years later, that mission extended into the African nation of Kenya.

In July of 2006, Mt. Hebron Church Ministries officially became the church's name it enjoys today and we continue to be thankful to God for His continued Mercy, Grace, steadfast love and faithfulness.