Our StaffRev. Dr. Earl F. Jackson
Min. Otis Lampkins
Dr. Donna Curry
Min. David Rich
Marriage Ministry/Counseling/Care Ministry
Min. Alma Cornish
Minister of Christian Education
Min. Andy Toler
Deacon Charlie Dean
Sunday School Superintendent
Co-Chairman of Trustees
Dea. James Campbell
Trustee Ministry Chairman
Pastor's Executive Administrative Assistant
Min. Raphael Jackson
Min. Anthony Franklin
Pastor's administrative Assistant
You can unite with our church as a candidate for BAPTISM. This means that you wish to be administered the right of baptism after confessing your faith and belief in Jesus Christ according to Acts 8:26-39. You will be baptized through the immersion of water.
You may unite with our church through CHRISTIAN EXPERIENCE. This means that in your walk of discipleship as an already baptized believer ( through immersion), your encounter with Christ in the experiences of your live has given you bibical knowledge of what it means to hope in, depend upon and live for Jesus Christ, and the up building of His kingdom. Thus through these experiences you have become mature enough in your christian walk, that you can continue your service for The Lord under the leadership and tutelage of a new pastor and Church Family.
You may unite with our Church Family through LETTER OF TRANSFER. This letter of transfer is secured from your former church, indicating that you were a member in "GOOD STANDING" in another Christ Professing fellowship, already having been baptized (immersion) into the body of Christ.
ALL NEW MEMBER'S ARE REQUIRED TO ATTEND AND COMPLETE A NEW MEMBER'S ORIENTATION AND TRAINING CLASS. These classes are schedued at different times throughout the year.
Our doctrine is based first and foremost on the belief in the death, burial, and resurrection of Jesus Christ as our Savior. The activity of God, the Creator, in coming down in the flesh as Jesus Christ and dying for our sins, has given us salvation and an opportunity to have eternal life. Because of God's grace, we have been given the gift of eternal life. For this gift we give thanks and declare Jesus as Lord in our lives.
Damascus Road Missionary Baptist Church was founded August 28,1984. "AND I SAY ALSO UNTO THEE, THAT THOU ART PETER, AND UPON THIS ROCK I WILL BUILD MY CHURCH; AND THE GATES OF HELL SHALL NOT PREVAIL AGAINST IT." Matthew 16:18
On Tuesday August 28, 1984 at 7:00p.m. at the home of Deacon Sammie E. and Sis. Caldonia Lewis. Brothers and sisters gathered together for the purpose of establishing a church in the name of our heavenly father. There were nineteen (19) charter members.
The meeting was called to order by the acting moderator, Deacon Sammie Lewis. Pastor Earl F. Jackson stated the purpose of the meeting was to organize a church. A motion was made and seconded that Rev. Earl F. Jackson becomes pastor the newly formed church. Damascus Road Missionary Baptist Church was chosen as the name. The meeting was adjourned with a prayer by Pastor Earl F. Jackson. This was a joyous beginning of the church of God.
Our first church service was held on Sunday September 2, 1984 at the home of Deacon Sammie and Sis. Caldonia Lewis. Monetary donations ($27.50) were given for rental of chairs for future church services. Services were held at different locations until the purchase of our property. Our church services were also held at the home of Dea. and Sis. John and Anita Harding.
In 1985 land was purchased on Untreiner Avenue; ground breaking service was held with plans to start our new building on April 14, 1985. On Sunday May 25, 1986 our first church and dedication services were held at our new and present location, 8198 Untriener Avenue. The corner stone was laid July12, 1987 by Most Worshipful Prince Hall Grand Lodge A.F.& A.M. Charles E. Sneed, 33rd Degree Most Worshipful Grand Master.
Additional land was purchased in 1988-1991, this enabled us to financially plan for a new Sanctuary. In 1993 we had ground breaking services and construction of our new Sanctuary. The first service was held, Sunday February 27, 1994; dedication service followed on march 13,1994. God truly blessed us through the years; we give Him all the glory, honor and praise.
In 1999 the mortgage was liquidated; we celebrated by having a "Mortgage Burning Service". The building committee met in February 2000 to secure plans for the building of a Fellowship and Educational Building. Ground breaking service and construction began in the year 2001. November 24, 2002 we held our dedication service for our new Fellowship and Educational Building. In 2010 we liquidated that mortgage also and we praise God that we are a debt free church!
We praise the Lord because He is worthy, and we hope and pray that His love will continue to be that light shining in our lives.
The nineteen charter members are as follows:
Julia Abram (Connor) Joe D. Johnson
Robbie Conner Caldonia Lewis
Rosalie Evans Sammie E. Lewis
Carol Foster Gwen Odom
Mattie Graham Ludie Philpot
John Harding Janice Stanley
Rosie Ikner Lillie Smith
Earl F. Jackson Jacquelyn Williams
Yvonne Jackson Rosetta Stanley