HISTORY OF BEREAN BAPTIST CHURCH
Berean Baptist Church. . . is committed to sharing the gospel
with love, joy and integrity ...to our community and the world.
In June 1975, a small group of believers, which included Rev Willie and Margie Lampley, united to form a Bible Study. They met weekly in their homes, and selected the name “Berean” because they desired to emulate the zeal and dedication of the Christians at Berea who “…received the Word with all readiness of mind and searched the scriptures daily, whether those things were so.…” (Acts 17: 11b)
After about three years, Rev Lampley shared with the group the leading he had received from the Lord to start a church. Berean Baptist Church of Prince Georges County, Maryland held their first worship service on Sunday, April 11, 1982, at John Hanson Elementary School in Oxon Hill, Maryland.
The emphasis of this ministry would be to witness, preach, and teach the Word of God and to encourage others to read and study the Bible. The collective vision was to be a church that emphasized the Word Ministry; witnessing for Christ and nurturing the spiritual development of others to promote spirit-filled and orderly Christian living.
Today, the mission of Berean Baptist Church remains unchanged. This mission is achieved by preaching the Gospel; Intercessory Prayer; maintaining Bible studies and Christian training programs; Evangelism and Outreach. Through partnerships with local, national and international ministries, Berean is advancing the work of Christ at home and throughout the world.