"For I will pour water upon him that is thirsty, and floods upon dry ground:  I will pour my spirit upon thy seed, and my blessing upon thine offspring:"


Isaiah 44:3 (KJV)

GEBC UPDATE 9-21-2022


Sunday Worship

10:00 A.M.

Facebook Live and Zoom


Bible Study

Tuesday - 5:45 P.M.



Prayer Time

Wednesday - 12:00 Noon




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Password: 946422




•  HOMECOMING was a spirit filled, welcoming day of fellowship. We were able to come together and rejoice in how the Lord has kept us through a mighty long pandemic. We are thankful to Sis. Anne Davis, the Leadership Council and each and every one of you who made it all a success. You can't tell me that God doesn't love G.E.B.C.!


•  Sunday is Education Day. The GEBC Education Committee will recognize our college/university students at this time. There are blue envelopes in your packet. If you are able, please include a contribution and place it in the offering basket. The church tries to provide financial support to our college students throughout the academic year. As always, we ask that you include our youth in your prayers.


Rev. Brandon's 6th Pastoral Anniversary will be celebrated on Saturday, October 15th at St. Gregory Church (Founders Hall), 8701 Ridge Avenue, Philadelphia, PA. It is a beautiful, accessible venue where we held this celebration last year. You may obtain your tickets from members of the Leadership Council. Tickets are $50.00.  Sunday will be a continuation of the celebration. We will welcome Bishop J. Louis Felton, from the Mount Airy Church of God in Christ, for the afternoon worship service. 


•  Remember to continue to reach out to our sisters and brothers who you may not see at worship service. Yours might just be the only call they receive all week. Some seniors are confined to their homes and may have very few family members to check up on them. We are all missionaries.


•  Today is the last day of summer. Now is the time to get our minds in gear for the fall and winter seasons. That means preparing for the time change and adjusting your schedules for the fact that it will get dark earlier. No, we don't adjust our clocks yet, but you will notice that sunrise is later in the morning and sunset is earlier in the evening.


•  We are weeks away from the Midterm Elections. Are you registered to vote? Are the members of your household registered? Do you need or want a Mail-In Ballot? There is a lot at stake, if the wrong people are elected to critical positions. There is no guarantee that your choice will win, however, each and every one of us must do our part and participate in the process. Election Day is November 8th.


•  It is still hurricane season. Hurricane Fiona has hit the island of Puerto Rico. Pray for our sisters and brothers who are experiencing severe damage to their homes and livelihoods due to this hurricane. Five years ago they were slammed by Hurricane Maria. Hurricane season continues through November.


•  Please continue to pray for all of Philadelphia! Pray for God's mercy and grace, knowing that,  "This too shall pass."



We regret to inform you that our beloved Sister Anna Crutchfield has transitioned to be with the Lord. Pastor Brandon will provide details for her Homegoing Service, once the details are confirmed.




Deacon Tyrone Dancy - Rehabilitation

Sister Mary Louise Granger Williams - Hospital



Pastor Otis V. Brandon

Sis. Delores Kenner

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

Bro. John Kenner

Min. Margie Carroll

Sis. Joy LeCato

Deacon Tyrone Dancy

Sis. Linda Lynch

Deacon James Dicks

Sis. Beatrice McNeffer

Trustee Gwendolyn Jackson

Sis. Charmaine McNeffer

Trustee John McNeffer

Sis. Vivian Meggett

Deaconess Sarah C. Bowers

Bro. Dwayne Nealy 

Deaconess Clara Brandon

Sis. Frances Nelson

Deaconess Georgette Curry

Sis. Janice Pace

Deaconess Carrie Dancy

Sis. Dora Reese

Missionary Pearline Sonnie

Sis. Marian Reese

Missionary Elaine Taylor

Sis Della Riggs

Sis. Delores C. Bowers

Sis. Threatha Simon

Sis. Essie Crockett

Sis. Clareissa Williams

Sis. Ethel Deery

Sis. Mary Louise Williams

Sis. Joilet Harris-Lawton

Sis. Destiny Wills

Sis. Vanessa Harley

Sis. Marion Wright

Sis. Lynette Ivery



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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