The First Phase
The Elm Grove Baptist Church has a rich heritage of worship and service in the Eden Park Community as well as the distant shores of this world. The church is grounded on a strong sense of “from whence we’ve come,” a solid background in Christian Education, and a legacy of positive influence in community affairs.
The church began in the home of Brother George and Sister Carrie Walks at 645 North 38th Street (then known as Orange Street) in around June of 1925. Since its beginnings, EGBC has been led by men chosen by God. Those men include: Evangelist I.H. Lusk, Rev. H. O’Dell, Rev. J. Cyrus, Rev. Joe White, Rev. A.L. Pitcher, Rev. J.R. Williams, and Rev. Errol K. Domingue. Each one used his God-given abilities to lead the people of God for his season.