“We Have Come This Far By Faith...”
Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church was first established as “A”Mission: a
missionary ministry under the umbrella of God’s Throne Missionary Baptist
Church of Stockton, California, who’s generous and gracious Pastor, Dr.
Zacchaeus Dunham, Sr. extended a helping hand.
“A” Mission came about through much prayer, supplication and Pastor Timothy J.
Dunham following the directives of God. The first service was held at Turner
Elementary School in Antioch, California on March 5, 2000. Our first Prayer
Meeting and Bible Study was held at the Ramada Inn in Antioch.
On April 4, 2000, a meeting to discuss moving forward was held at the home of
Deacon and Sister Garrett. Pastor Dunham stated by fasting and praying the name
for the church will be “Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church”. On Wednesday,
April 5, 2000, Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church was established as an
official church. Seventy members attended and registered at that time.
On August 6, 2000, Greater Faith M.B.C. moved to its current location 4150
Railroad Avenue, Pittsburg, California. God has blessed Greater Faith abundantly
through the years, as we continue to trust God and move in faith. The Church
started out with bare floors; fold up chairs and bare walls. We now have carpet;
nice chairs, a baptismal pool, communion and offering table just to name a few of
our blessings. The Lord continues to bless the Church with a loving and praying
Pastor, Deacons, Ministers, Senior and Junior Usher Board, Sisterhood,
Brotherhood, New and Reunited members, baptisms every year. Greater Faith is a
loving and praying church and we believe as God blesses us, that we should be a
blessing to others. We have a foreign and domestic outreach program, free
Thanksgiving and Christmas baskets and dinners, Church barbecues.
In 2005, the Church purchased the land next to the parking lot at 4122 Railroad
Avenue, for additional parking. Greater Faith is truly grateful for Pastor Maurice
Bates of Mt. Zion Baptist Church in Pittsburg. When we first started out, Pastor
Bates was willing to help, in our time of need by allowing us to use his church’s
baptismal pool, to baptize new members.
By trusting in God, prayer, the Pastor’s visions and the guidance of the Holy Spirit,
Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church will continue to be bless and prosper
spiritually and financially in the years to come.
Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church
Rev. Moses Hunt, Pastor
Sunday School : 9:00 a.m.
Sunday Worship: 10:30 a.m.
Bible Study/ Prayer Meeting: 7:00 p.m.
Greater Faith Missionary Baptist Church...
"God has truly blessed us with 18 great years..."
Psalm 34:1-9 (NIV)
1 I will extol the LORD at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.
2 My soul will boast in the LORD; let the afflicted hear and rejoice.
3 Glorify the LORD with me; let us exalt his name together.
4 I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
5 Those who look to him are radiant; their faces are never covered with shame.
6 This poor man called, and the LORD heard him; he saved him out of all his troubles.
7 The angel of the LORD encamps around those who fear him, and he delivers them.
8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the man who takes refuge in him.
9 Fear the LORD, you his saints, for those who fear him lack nothing.