Where We Came From, and Where We’re Headed
International Baptist Church was conceived in God’s heart from the beginning. It was physically born on February 22, 1976 when Missionary John Morgan and his wife, Janice, moved to Brooklyn, New York from Charlotte, North Carolina.
“The burial ground of evangelism” was ripe for a New Testament church.
Through Starret City (pictured right), near JFK, a five-room apartment was obtained for only the cost of utilities and promptly set up as a meeting place. After knocking on doors, the first service was held with 29 people attending. International Baptist Church saw God’s hand moving and began to grow.
One year later, the church purchased a small church building (pictured left) with adjoining property in Brooklyn’s Windsor Terrace community and began the ministry of International Christian School with 33 students.
Within five years, various outreach ministries began, including a new teen ministry, a transportation ministry, and the deaf ministry.
In 1992, a second campus was purchased and opened in Stony Brook, NY (pictured right and below). A local church was established, giving us the remarkable ability to now reach more communities on the beautiful North Shore of Long Island. “One church in two locations” became the theme of International Baptist Church.
1999 brought about the purchase of the Coney Island Avenue campus in Brooklyn. This campus allowed the ministry to consolidate by holding regular services and giving the private school the ability to grow.
International Baptist Church continues as it began in 1976: multiple nationalities worship weekly, a Biblical worldview is taught; growth continues and a qualified staff strives to spiritually and physically serve the community around us.