What We Believe

Ebenezer Baptist Church was founded in 1778 near the banks of Jeffries Creek, not far from our current location today. Since that time, Ebenezer has continually sought to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to its community, state, nation, and world. We recognize that our world is constantly changing today, including the needs of those around us. We are then called to minister to our world, doing whatever it takes to reach our community with the hope of Jesus Christ. The beliefs, doctrines, and practices that guide us are listed below.

  1. The only living and true God in three Persons – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – is the God we worship and follow.
  2. The Son became incarnate in the historical person of Jesus, being fully God and fully man.
  3. Salvation comes from God the Father sending his Son, Jesus, who died a sacrificial death to rescue us from our sins. The Holy Spirit convicts us of this divine rescue. Salvation is only obtained through a saving relationship with Jesus by the grace of God in the power of the Holy Spirit.
  4. We submit ourselves, both soul and body, and all we possess, to the almighty God to be ordered, directed, and used by him and his holy will. We do this in humble dependence on the grace of the Holy Spirit, who aids and supports us in everything that God calls us to do.
  5. We believe the scriptures of the Old and New Testament to be our rule of faith and practice, as it relates to religion and the general affairs of life. It guides the practices of the church.
  6. We maintain communion and fellowship with each other by corporate gatherings to worship God. We do not forsake the assembling of ourselves together. We exercise Christian forbearance and love toward one another when we meet. We lead each other to love and do good works.
  7. Corporate worship is guided by the various ordinances of the gospel. Believers baptism by immersion is a public symbol that signals our salvation. Therefore, it is the means for admission into the local church. The Lord’s Supper is a symbol that powerfully remembers Jesus’s saving work for humanity. Only believers can partake in this ordinance.
  8. We believe in the biblical office of deacons that serve the local church body. They provide family care to church members.
  9. We respect the advice and admonitions of the church. We submit to church discipline that is directed by God’s word and is conducted in the spirit of the gospel.
  10. We believe tithing is an act of obedience to God that supports public worship, the relief of the poor in the church, and the promotion of God’s kingdom in the world.
  11. We conduct ourselves with uprightness, friendliness, integrity, and peace toward mankind in general and toward serious Christians of all descriptions.
  12. We pay a conscientious regard to civil government, and give it our support, as an ordinance of God.

Ebenezer Baptist Church was founded in 1778 near the banks of Jeffries Creek, not far from our current location today. Since that time, Ebenezer has continually sought to bring the hope of Jesus Christ to its community, state, nation, and world.

(843) 669-1802

524 S. Ebenezer Rd.
Florence, SC 29501

Office Hours:
Monday-Thursday 8:30am-4:30pm
Friday 8:30am-1:00pm