After a season of challenge and change at the Greater Elizabeth Missionary Baptist, God led Pastor Kenneth Augustus Walker to organize the Greater Elizabeth Bible Church. God moved at the speed of lighting through Pastor Walker’s obedience to follow the steps God had pre-destined. On Thursday, September 22, 2011 after prayerful consideration, Pastor Walker asked 10 people to attend a special meeting. The 10 turned into 45 people and with Dr. James E. Hightower at his side, Pastor Walker announced to thundering applause and cheers that God had led him to organize the Greater Elizabeth Bible Church.
Those in attendance gave an offering of $2,854.00 as the first fruits to launch the new Church. During this same week Greater Elizabeth Bible Church’s Articles of Incorporation were completed and the first tour of a potential location was well on its way.
In pure amazement to how anxiously people were calling, emailing, and texting Pastor Walker about the new church, our Senior Pastor/Organizer remained very focused on pursuing the vision God had set before him. By the following Monday, Pastor Walker and Dr. Hightower met with SunTrust Bank to open two accounts for the new church. On September 27, 2011 the Board of Directors for Greater Elizabeth Bible Church met as “though they had been doing business together for the last 20 years” to chart the Church’s path forward. On this same night, the Board approved the Articles of Incorporation, Corporate Seal, and several other items to ensure the future of Greater Elizabeth Bible.
By the end of the board meeting, the location and time for Greater Elizabeth’s Inaugural Worship Service was set for Sunday, October 2, 2011 at 10:00am, worshipping in the Elizabeth Chapel at Alfonso Dawson Mortuary Chapel on Martin Luther King, Jr. Drive. God turned 45 people into 100 for the first worship celebration.
Typically it takes a church three years to secure a loan from a bank to purchase a worship facility. However, God had Greater Elizabeth Bible Church on the fast track. On November 29, 2011 God allowed our church to buy a $1million church for $610,000 on our Pastor’s signature. We held our first worship service in our new facility located at 745 Bolton Road, Atlanta, Georgia on Sunday, December 4, 2012 at 10:00.
Greater Elizabeth continues to grow at a rapid rate on God’s schedule. Our church is a place of weekly miracles! All we are missing is YOU! Please come join us in a place of MIRACLES!