A Word from Pastor Smith
Welcome to the Sanctuary Baptist Church, where one of our goals is to teach the Word of God with simplicity and understanding. It is our sincere hope that you experienced the presence of God through praise and worship, prayer, and biblical teaching that transformed your thinking.
PLEASE VISIT US AGAIN FOR AN ENLIGHTING WORSHIP EXPERIENCE.
Pastor Mark Smith
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ABOUT OUR SANCTuARY
A group of concerned, dedicated, and mission-minded Christians, better
known as the "Friends of Rev. Herbert Smith" saw the need to pioneer
another congregation in Cleveland, Ohio. The first meeting was held at
the home of Sis. Alma Chappell on June 15th, 1981. The "Friends of Rev.
Herbert Smith" held their first worship service at the E. 147th Street
chapel of the Wills Funeral home, with 154 people in attendance.
One month later, July 1981, Sanctuary Baptist Church of Cleveland, Ohio
was born; Rev. Herbert Smith, Pastor and Founder.
January 1982, the church constitution was adopted, membership continued
to grow, and the church prospered. By May 1982, Sanctuary Baptist Church
began procedures to purchase our current facility. On the third Sunday in
August 1982, we moved into our new building; 4004 E. 131st Street.
In 1999, we took measures to prepare Sanctuary for a half million dollar renovation project. Upon completion, this facility is now worth over 1.5 million dollars and is capable of hosting receptions, seminars, and concerts.
In December of 2005, God called the angel of the house from labor to reward. Understanding the necessity of continuing the work of the Lord, Sanctuary installed the Co-Pastor Rev. Mark Smith as the Senior Pastor in
KNOWING WHAT GOD WANTS YOU TO...
Step one: Stop listening to "everything and everybody" (Proverbs 3:6 KJV)
Step two: In order to know God's will for you, you must trust Him. The only way you will trust Him is if you get to know Him.
(Proverbs 3:5 KJV)
Step three: Sound mind principle. You must have the mind of Christ.Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: (Philippians 2:5 KJV)
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Sanctuary Baptist Church
4004 E 131st St, Cleveland, OH 44105 | (216) 752-2500