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 The Birth of Bellerose Baptist Church

“The Joy of the Lord is Our Strength”
Nehemiah 8:10
 
 In 1928, a group of Bible-believing residents brought into being in Bellerose, New York, a Baptist Church, conceived in prayer and dedicated to sharing God’s Good News. Their message was: All people everywhere need to repent and to receive His Son, Jesus Christ, as personal Savior, for the forgiveness of sin and for fullness of joy.
     To implement their conviction they began with cottage prayer meetings every Wednesday night, then neighborhood canvasses and Sunday services, including a Sunday Bible School. After awhile, they hired a part-time pastor and rented stores for meetings. By God’s guidance and the sacrificial efforts of their people, the Bellerose Baptist Church was incorporated in 1929 and the present building was begun in 1939. Since then we have been blessed with the leadership of great  pastors. To God be the Glory!
 

On August 27, 2012 we changed our name to

LIVING HOPE CHRISTIAN CHURCH

As we continue to be  Baptistic in doctrine; we believe  that God has revealed Himself in His written Word, the Bible, and in His Living Word, Jesus our Lord, Who came as the Babe of Bethlehem. He ministered in our world, died as the atonement for our sins and the sins of all who put their trust in Him, then rose again. He intercedes for us and will come back as King of Kings. Confident in this faith, we continue to reach out through friendship, church services, prayer, Bible study for all ages, and youth ministries. By His grace, we have sponsored several new churches and inner-city ministries. God also gave us a vision of getting this word to “the ends of the earth” through prayer, finances and contacts with missionaries and mission boards. From our membership young people have answered His call to foreign fields and to pastoral duties. As members, we lovingly respond in prayer and giving for those who go.
The church of Jesus Christ is alive and growing. We rely on His never-failing promises in our personal lives as well as on His Assurance: “I will build my church.”
 
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