"What comes into our minds when we think about God is the most important thing about us." - A.W. Tozer

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There is one eternally existing God who has three distinct persons: God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. He is the creator of all that exists, both visible and invisible, and is therefore worthy of all glory and praise.  God is perfect in love, power, holiness, goodness, knowledge, wisdom,  justice, and mercy. He is unchangeable and therefore is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.
Ephesians 4: 4-6


God has revealed himself to us through his son, Jesus Christ, who is the visible image of the invisible God, the holy scriptures, and through all of creation itself.
John 1: 1-3


Humans, both male and female, were created in God's image for His glory. The first humans, Adam and Eve, were created without sin and appointed as caretakers of the rest of God's creations.
Genesis 2:7


When Adam and Eve chose not to obey God, they ceased to be what they were made to be and became distorted images of God. This caused them to fall out of fellowship with God, and fractured all of creation ever since that time.
Genesis 3


Jesus Christ came to reconcile us with God. He lived a life without sin and willingly died on the cross to pay the penalty for our transgressions. God raised him from the dead and now, by grace, offers as a free gift eternal life to all who follow Christ, by faith, as their Lord and Savior. That is why salvation can be found in Christ alone.
John 3: 16


The Church is meant to be the visible body of Christ, sent into the world to glorify God and proclaim the gospel of Jesus Christ.
1 Corinthians 12:18-27


Jesus Christ is returning one day to judge both the living and the dead and to usher in the fullness of God's kingdom on earth.
1 Thessalonians 4: 16-17


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Since 1942, the Convent Avenue Baptist Church family has sought to be a faithful witness for Jesus Christ in our community and the world.  We are a large urban congregation located in the village of Harlem in New York City; and we seek to live up to our motto of being "Changed People, changing the community and the world for Jesus Christ."  Our ministry and witness are based on a foundation of 5 basic principles which are:  Worship, Discipleship, Stewardship, Fellowship and Leadership.
We have a number of unique, effective ministries that are designed to nurture, educate, inform and encourage people of all ages who are seeking a closer walk with God.  We are intentional about ministry to children, youth, young adults, adults and senior saints throughout the life of the church.  We are also sensitive to the particular spiritual needs of both men and women in the community.  We are a dynamic, Spirit-filled congregation that will be a blessing to you and your family.  Come and worship with us and see for yourself! 
Dr. Jesse T. Williams, Jr.
Senior Pastor