Jaime Ruffin, Nursery Care
Welcome to the website for the East Livingston Baptist Church in Reynoldsburg, Ohio! Let me tell you a little about ourselves. As you might have already seen, our congregation is a member of the Columbus Baptist Association, American Baptist Churches of Ohio, and the ABC/USA. Born out of a desire to expand the gospel of Jesus Christ into the growing area east of Columbus, we were founded by a cooperative effort of national, state and local American Baptist organizations in the early 1960's. Some of our important distinctions are:
Biblical teaching and preaching
Mission outreach on the local, national, and international level
Evangelistic concern for those seeking Christ
Christian Education for all ages
An emphasis on the importance of prayer
Cooperation in ministry with other Christian churches
The congregation celebrated a milestone in 2012 with the dedication of an addition to the church building, including a baptistery, a Fellowship Hall, and a Recreation Room. These beautiful new spaces have provided many new opportunities for a variety of ministry activities.
Our worship service at 11:00 on Sunday mornings seeks to blend a traditional approach with elements of contemporary worship. We begin our service by singing a familiar hymn, accompanied by piano. Later in the service, however, we worship God with praise songs accompanied by a guitar or keyboard. Whether traditional or contemporary, our focus is always on a spiritually uplifting experience of glorifying God and seeking God's presence.
It has been by pleasure to serve as pastor of the East Livingston Baptist Church since December of 2003. I was ordained in the American Baptist Churches in 1977, and have served as a professional church leader with five other congregations, all in Ohio. My wife and I were married in 1985, and we have four adult children and one granddaughter. Our family is pleased to be a part of the family of God at East Livingston Baptist Church.
If you are looking for a church home in the Reynoldsburg/Pickerington area, we would love to have you call, fax, e-mail, or better, visit with us and let us get to know you. A map to our church is located on this website. Please accept our invitation to join us at the East Livingston Baptist Church!
Dr. George E. Winters, Pastor
You may download the December newsletter here.