Elon First Baptist Church. Credit: egod555


Elon First Baptist Church is the first African American church built in the town of Elon, NC. Established in 1922, the church's first reverend was a former slave named John McMullen. McMullen built the church on his land on Ball Park Avenue. Initially, the church held services every third Sunday of the month. However, by the 1960s, the church popularity increased greatly, so the church began holding services every Sunday. In 1990, the church moved into their newly constructed and current residence on Lynn Street. The current pastor of Elon First Baptist is recently appointed Eddie Spencer IV. The church's mission statement is “to enhance the kingdom of God by spreading the good news that Jesus Christ is Lord and to continue His work in the land.”

There are many programs and ministries at Elon First Baptist Church which are guided by their motto, "a church determined to make a difference through good news and good works." These programs include the Elon First Baptist Church Youth Choir, the Elon First Baptist Young Adult Choir, the Elon First Baptist Church Praise Team, New Members Class, Oaks of Righteousness (Men’s Fellowship), Women of Virtue (Women’s Fellowship), Intercessory Prayer, Singles Ministry, and Senior’s Ministry.

The church is located on 113 Lynn Street Elon, North Carolina 27244. Sunday services include Sunday school at 10:00 and two Sunday morning services at 8:45am and 10:45am. Other weekly services include adult and youth Bible studies and Midday Bible studies. Both services take place on Tuesdays at 7:00pm and 12:00pm, respectively.

Announcements can be found at http://www.elonfbc.org/?page_id=128