We are a Southern Baptist Church that was formed in 2005 by the merging of Twelfth Street Baptist and Murray Street Baptist churches. Both had been in existence for over 50 years. We are conservative and fundamental in our doctrine, excited about what God is doing and rightfully described as “A Fellowship of Love”.
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East Ridge is involved in mission work in as many ways as we can. Our members have traveled to Mexico, Honduras, Romania, Thailand and several different locations in the United States on mission trips. We directly support missionaries in Honduras, Florida, New Mexico and Louisiana.
Our primary involvement in missions is through the Southern Baptist Convention’s 10,000 missionaries around the world, six seminaries, Disaster Relief, hospitals, etc. by giving 14% of our undesignated receipts to the Cooperative Program. We also support missions in Louisiana by giving monthly through the Louisiana Baptist Convention and Carey Baptist Association.
These missions include Baptist Collegiate Ministries on several university campuses, Louisiana College in Pineville, Grace Ministries in Lake Charles, Dry Creek Baptist Encampment, Louisiana Baptist Children’s Home and ABC Pregnancy Resource Center.
We receive a special offering 3 times a year, one for our state missionaries, one for those in North America, and one for those serving outside the U.S.