In obedience to our Lord’s command, “Go ye therefore and teach all nations”, in response to this command, the ministry of the Center for African Biblical Studies is to provide a teaching and learning experience that is grounded in the word of God as it explores the Bible as an ancient and sacred text which draws from the wisdom of contemporary biblical, ethical and theological scholars; acknowledges and celebrates the African spirituality; the African origins of Christianity and the heritage of the Black church in North America and other parts of the Diaspora; honors and values the cultural giftedness of persons of African descent in ways that bring together the sacred and the secular across generations.
Because..”We are a congregation which is Unashamedly Black and Unapologetically Christian..our roots in the Black religious experience and tradition are deep, lasting and permanent. We are an African people, and we remain “true to our native land”, the mother continent, the cradle of civilization. God has superintended our pilgrimage through the days of slavery, the days of segregation, and the long night of racism. It is God who gives us the strength and courage to continuously address injustice as a people, and as a congregation; and we constantly affirm our trust in God through the cultural expression of a Black worship service and ministries which address the needs of the Black community.
Deacon Shirley Bims-Ellis, Director
Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth. II Timothy 2:15 (KJV)