WELCOME TO BRYANT AVENUE
Hi, my name is David Hooks, and this is my lovely wife Barbara. I am the pastor here at Bryant Avenue Baptist Church. Let me tell you who we are. Bryant Avenue Baptist Church is a multicultural, multi-ethnic body of believers, seeking to grow in our love of God and each other as we minister to the community in which the Lord has placed us.
I once told someone that “Bryant Avenue is not your grandmother’s Southern Baptist Church.” But that was not entirely a true statement. We have many grandmothers, first time mothers, soon to be mothers here at Bryant Avenue. What I was simply trying to relay is that we are a different church from what many grew up with. But if you have attended Bryant Avenue you have seen that for yourself.
I am thankful that God has placed me in this body of believers who accepts people as they are. We realize here at Bryant Avenue that none of us are perfect and that we all have issues. We also realize that we have received grace, mercy and forgiveness through the blood of Jesus, and that this grace mercy and forgiveness which has been extended to us should also be extended to others.
If you are looking for a place where you will be loved as you are, while on your way to becoming all that Christ has created you to be, then you have found it. Our vision here at Bryant is “to present every member a minister.” We believe the Bible teaches us every Christian has been endowed with at least one spiritual gift. We will help you discover and exercise your gift to the glory of God.
Thank you again for your interest in Bryant Avenue Baptist Church, and I hope to see you again real soon. Be blessed in the name of the Lord!
His slave your servant,
David Hooks, Pastor