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Chirst Baptist Church... "Beacon of Light"


Christ Baptist is The Church on The Hill. We are located at 4700 East 7th Avenue, Gary Indiana 46403. We are striving to be a "Beacon" to our diverse neighborhoods and communities through Christian fellowship.


Our worship service is a time for fellowship, celebration and learning. Each service is centered around the preaching and teaching of God's Word.


Our Pastor, Rev. Lawrence Robertson shares the life-changing message of the Bible in a very clear, easy to understand and relevant way that will help you in your spiritual journey.




HISTORY of Christ Baptist Church

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During the spring of 1981, several people suggested organizing a prayer group. When it became apparent that many people had the same idea, a desire was expressed to come together at a central meeting place.


Sis. Geraldine Coleman was instrumental in securing St. John Baptist Church #2 at 12th and Rutledge Street, as a meeting place. On Wednesday, May 27, 1981 the first prayer meeting was held. Dr. Colvin Blanford was invited to lead a group of sixty-five people in a series of Discipleship studies.


After nine weeks of prayerful deliberations by the group, Dr. Blanford called for an organized meeting. On Saturday, August 1, 1981 at 12:00 noon, 165 people met at the Glen Park Church of Nazarene, 134 East 43rd Avenue and formally organized as CHRIST BAPTIST CHURCH of Gary, Indiana. Dr. Colvin Blanford was confirmed as Pastor. The church adopted our "Purpose and Principles" unanimously and gave an initial offering of $5,116.16.