what we believe
Evangelize the Lost
Edify the Saints
Exalt the Lord
We still believe that though the lines in this world have become very blurred, holiness is still right, Jesus is still Love and the Word of the Lord is still powerful enough, when believed, to renew a mind, transform a life, deliver a soul and set those held captive by their pasts, hurts, guilt, shame, pain, disappointments, violations, victimizations and the list goes on and on. No matter what we’ve seen in the media or in church, JESUS IS REAL! And He wants you! New life awaits you! More abundant living calls you! Eternal life is yours!
If you are without the fellowship of a local assembly, haven’t been to church in a long time, maybe even given up on church altogether, we invite you to come and fellowship with us. No matter how long it’s been or if you’ve never been to church, Jesus is always glad to see you coming, and we will embrace you even as He has embraced us.
The umbrella of ministry under which we operate is “Christ for the World Ministries”. As the scripture states in John 3:16, “For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whosoever believeth in Him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.” So, no matter how messed up, jacked up, disjointed, or out of sorts you think you may be….God loved you so He sent Jesus for you. Let’s take God up on His offer. GOT JESUS????? He still does a body good!
Bible Based Church began at the leading of the Holy Spirit in February 1996. At the Word of the Lord and with the blessing of their Bishop, Reverend Joshua Smith and Reverend Pam Bowers-Smith left Cathedral International after 13 years of service and ministry in various capacities, and began the Bible Based Church/Christ for the World Ministries, Inc.
In October of 1996, the Smiths purchased their first church building in Carteret, NJ and after a long battle with the township, transformed a commercial/residential building into a beautiful sanctuary, offices and rental apartments. After worshipping at this facility for several years, the Borough of Carteret launched a major renewal/revitalization project that resulted in an Eminent Domain takeover and a loss of their worship facility.
From there, the fellowship has worshipped at the Crowne Plaza in Edison, NJ; the Embassy Suites in Piscataway, NJ and the La Quinta Hotel in Somerset, NJ. Services are currently held at their new location in North Plainfield, NJ.
Bible Based Church is a small congregation with a large ministry and a heart for people. We believe in the salvation of all through the Lord Jesus Christ. We are a vibrant church with a strong emphasis on the teaching ministry that enlightens, empowers and brings about change in the lives of people through the transforming power of the Word of God.