"When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child,

I thought as a child:  but when I became a man, I put away childish things."


I Corinthians 13:11 (KJV)



GEBC Update for 7-29-2021


Schedule of Events


 Sunday Worship (Communion)

10:00 A.M.

Facebook Live/Zoom


Bible Study

Will resume in September


Prayer Time

Wednesday 12:00 Noon






Greetings Brothers and Sisters in Christ,


The prominent news in the media is seemingly the historic number of murders in Philadelphia surpassing 318, not to mention the daily violent crimes, and the Covid-19 cases that are on the rise nationwide, as the Delta variant is reportedly spreading throughout at least 49 states.


The US Center for Disease Control and Prevention announced new guidance on wearing masks indoors for fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated and unvaccinated persons. Medical experts are saying stricter vaccine mandates may be the best way to present a full downward spiral.


While so many of the news headlines are discouraging, I am reminded that people still enjoy some good news! I believe we have the best news ever to share, and that is Jesus Christ came into the world to save sinners!


We recognize that people still may not be back fully in the church buildings and experiencing in-person worship, but we know that people need Jesus more than ever before!


 And while the message in the media is depressing and all over the place, the word of God remains the same! Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today and forever more!


As we pray for one another in these challenging times, let us encourage one another and spread the good news of Jesus Christ!


Jesus is STILL the answer for the world today!


Amazed By His Grace and Mercy!


Pastor Otis V. Brandon




•  August 8, 2021 - Deaconess Linda Clayton will present the message during our Sunday Worship.This will be her initial sermon as an Evangelist. Let us be in fervent prayer for our beloved deaconess.





Sis. Gina Reese





Pastor Otis V. Brandon

Missionary Elaine Taylor

Rev. Frederick L. Bowers, III (Pastor Emeritus)

Bro. Oscar Granger

Min. Margie Carroll

Sis. Lynette Ivery

Deacon Tyrone Dancy

Sis. Delores Jamison

Deacon James Dicks

Bro. Dwayne Nealy

Trustee Gwendolyn Jackson

Sis. Frances Nelson

Deaconess Sarah C. Bowers

Sis. Janice Pace

Deaconess Clara Brandon

Bro. Cordell Patterson

Deaconess Gladys Brantley

Sis. Marian Reese

Deaconess Georgette Curry

Sis. Demoin Smith

Deaconess Carrie Dancy

The Thorpe Family

Deaconess Loretta Greene

Sis. Mary Louise Williams

Missionary Pearline Sonnie



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 Contact Us

Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church

3200 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA  19140

Rev. Otis V. Brandon, Pastor

215-227-7310 (Office) 

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Renee Coleman