GEBC UPDATE 9-3-2021


Schedule of Events


 Sunday Worship 

10:00 A.M.

Facebook Live/Zoom


Bible Study (9-7-2021)

Tuesday 5:45 P.M.



Prayer Time

Wednesday 12:00 Noon



Sometimes a month comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb. We continue to trust God and always look forward to a brighter day.




Congratulations and God's continued blessings to 

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

and his wife, Deaconess Sarah C. Bowers.

They will celebrate their 69th Wedding Anniversary on September 6, 2021.



Let's Celebrate the 5th Anniversary of Pastor Brandon! A luncheon will take place on October 16, 2021 at Saint Gregory the Illuminator Founders Hall at 2:00 P.M. The tickets are $60. The celebration will continue with Sunday Worship, as we welcome Bishop J. Louis Felton (Mt. Airy Church of God in Christ) as our guest preacher. For additional information, contact Sis. Clareissa Williams at 267-975-2290.

Note: You may use Givelify to pay for your Anniversary Luncheon ticket. Be sure to specify "Anniversary Luncheon". 



We will celebrate Homecoming, however, it will be in a different way than we have in the past. Rev. Brandon will give more details from the pulpit.




EDUCATION DAY is September 26, 2021. Our guest preacher for the morning service will be Rev. Herbert H. Lusk, III of Greater Exodus Baptist Church in Philadelphia. Join us and remember to use your blue envelopes to support our youth in K-12 schools and college. The GEBC Education Committee has maintained contact with our youth throughout the pandemic. Stipends, graduation gifts, goody bags and scholarships have been provided by the GEBC Education Committee. Your support is appreciated.

There are so many reasons to pray without ceasing: from Haiti to Afghanistan to Louisiana, New York, New Jersey and then to Pennsylvania and Philadelphia specifically. Say a prayer of gratefulness that lives were spared. Pray for those who lost loved ones.  Pray for all who have lost possessions, which God can replace. Pray for peace of mind for those who are "going through".


COVID-19 continues to be a health concern. In some regions of the U.S., more young people are contracting the disease. Inconsistent mandates and behaviors are having an impact on its spread. Continue to practice healthy habits of wearing a mask and washing your hands frequently. Keep a safe distance from others when you are out in public. Vaccines are available.

Our youth are returning to in-person learning. Talk to them daily about safe habits while they are at school. Pack hand sanitizer and/or hand wipes in their book bags. Talk to them about wearing their masks while at school and on school buses. Pack spare masks in sandwich bags inside of their book bags.



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

Sis. Linda Lynch

Trustee James Harris

Bro. Dwayne Nealy

Trustee Gwendolyn Jackson

Sis. Frances Nelson

Trustee Marian Reese

Sis. Janice Pace

Deaconess Sarah C. Bowers

Bro. Cordell Patterson

Deaconess Clara Brandon

Sis. Gina Reese

Deaconess Gladys Brantley

Sis. Demoin Smith

Deaconess Georgette Curry

The Thorpe Family

Deaconess Carrie Dancy

Sis. Mary Louise Williams

Missionary Pearline Sonnie




Please use  GIVELIFY (click here to download the app) for our online giving. You must download the app and register first. 


 Contact Us

Greater Ebenezer Baptist Church

3200 N. Broad Street

Philadelphia, PA  19140

Rev. Otis V. Brandon, Pastor

215-227-7310 (Office) 

When leaving a message, please speak slowly and repeat the telephone number.



Renee Coleman