The purpose of Central Baptist Church (CBC) is to be a living and visible body of believers in Jesus Christ, fulfilling the historical Baptist principals of faithfulness to Christ and His word through the public worship of the triune God. The proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ at home and abroad in order to make disciples. The administration of Baptism by immersion. The regular observance of the Lord’s Supper. The instruction of believers in matters pertaining to the Christian life as revealed in the scriptures. The mutual encouragement of believers in achieving Christian goals consistent with the scriptures. The equipping of believers for works of service to the whole person both in the local church and extending beyond our local community.
We are called to……
…preach, teach, and live out, the truth of Scripture in our worship services, our classrooms, and our lives.
…work together in unity for the Kingdom of God.
…living out a new life, restoring relationships, and being encouragers.
…unity and a spirit of understanding in a diverse culture, both inside and outside the church.
…share the gospel as witnesses of what God is doing and can do.
…live out the fruit of the Spirit
…think globally. Supporting and sending ministry partners who are committed to demonstrating Christ’s love around the world
…equip and empower all members of Central Baptist to discover and use their unique gifts as we serve in ministry together.
Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make your paths straight.”
Must Move Forward, Not Look Back
“But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, 14 I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.” Philippians 3:13b-14
Move Out to Reach Quincy
“But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit comes on you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.” Acts 1:8
Live Out the Unity of the Body
“It was He who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God’s people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.” Ephesians 4:11- 13
Use Our Spiritual Giftedness
“We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.” Romans 12:6-8
“Now about spiritual gifts, brothers, I do not want you to be ignorant. You know that when you were pagans, somehow or other you were influenced and led astray to mute idols. Therefore, I tell you that no one who is speaking by the Spirit of God says, “Jesus be cursed,” and no one can say, “Jesus is Lord,” except by the Holy Spirit. There are different kinds of gifts, but the same Spirit. There are different kinds of service, but the same Lord. There are different kinds of working, but the same God works all of them in all men. Now to each one the manifestation of the Spirit is given for the common good. To one there is given through the Spirit the message of wisdom, to another the message of knowledge by means of the same Spirit, to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by that one Spirit, to another miraculous powers, to another prophecy, to another distinguishing between spirits, to another speaking in different kinds of tongues, and to still another the interpretation of tongues. All these are the work of one and the same Spirit, and he gives them to each one, just as he determines.” 1 Corinthians 12:1-11
The Bible is God’s Word to us, the story of His relationship with His people. It is the authority behind all our teaching.
God’s nearness is made known to us through His Spirit – the Third person of the Trinity. He guides, comforts, and challenges us to live out a new life in Christ.
God works through the disciplined prayer in our homes and our church. Prayer is a conversation with God and helps us to understand His mission and message.
God has placed us together to do His work in Quincy. We desire to do this with a unified heart, seeking nothing for ourselves but God’s will only.
God transforms us through our relationship to the Body of Christ. Our relationships are marked by honesty and reconciliation, faith, hope, and love. God’s character is reflected in the way we fellowship together. We aspire to live out the “one another” passages in the Gospels. We also desire to be in a close community with the greater body of Christ.
Living Out Our Spiritual Giftedness
God enables us to accomplish His mission by blessing us with a diversity of gifted people. Each person at Central Baptist brings unique skills and gifts that complement each other and enable us to complete God’s mission. Through our gifts, we are able to encourage and equip the saints for the work of the Kingdom. The body works together as a team to accomplish these things.
Evangelism and Missions
God calls us to take the gospel to the world both close to home and far away. We are a sending church, growing strong disciples who are sharing the love of God in many places.
Fruit of the Spirit
God calls us to live fruitful lives that draw others to Him. We want to live lives of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness, faithfulness, and self-control. We wish to be encouragers of good fruit by mentoring and discipling believers to grow in the grace of the Lord.
Rev. & Mrs. Tyler Mitchall
Tyler was born in Liberia, West Africa. He received Christ as Savior in 1967, graduated from Suehn Industrial Academy on 1970, and received a diploma in Biblical Studies from the Mid-Liberia Baptist Bible Institute in 1982.
He was ordained on May 1, 1999.
Pre-deceased by his first wife, Mai Behbah, Tyler and Jebeh Freeman, were married in 1987. They have four daughters and eight grandchildren. Their son, William ll, passed in 2014.
Tyler and Jebeh joined Central Baptist in 2013 where Jebeh serves on the Christian Education Board and teaches Sunday School.
On December 3, 2016, Tyler was called by Central to serve as Pastor.
Rev. Tyler Mitchell, Ruth Coulimore, Douglas Bruce, Richardson Fong, Teresa Bardon
To learn more about our church, contact us at 617-479-6512.