A Historial View of Central Baptist Church of Camp Springs May 29, 1964–Present
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While serving as Assistant Pastor at his home church, New Bethany Baptist Church, Pastor Henry S. Moore was led by the Holy Spirit to start a Branch of Zion; the first location was at 413 Fourth Street, N.W., in Washington, D.C. After many prayers and much meditation, the first worship service of Central Baptist Mission was held on April 5, 1964.
After looking at several properties, the church settled on the location at 3160 Pennsylvania Avenue, S.E., Washington, D.C. On the first Sunday in December 1977, the church joyfully relocated there.
On December 16, 1984, Pastor Moore earned an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity Degree for his contribution in educating so many of his associates in the Gospel Ministry. This degree was conferred upon him by the Reverend J. Haskell Mayo, Bishop of the 16th Episcopal District of the African Methodist Episcopal (A.M.E.) Church. (Read more about Pastor Moore)
Rev. John H. Parker became Pastor-Elect and on March 27, 1988 and was installed as the Pastor of Central Baptist Church. (Read more about Pastor Parker)
In 1994, approximately 3.2 acres of land was acquired on Linda Lane and Old Branch Avenue in Camp Springs, MD, for the building of a new edifice for Central Baptist Church.
On November 27, 2005, we held our last Sunday worship service at Orr Elementary School. As we were looking forward to moving in our new edifice, we were thankful to the school administrator for providing us with a place to worship while our new church was being erected.
On February 12, 2012, we lost our second leader. Pastor John H. Parker brought in many who gave their lives to Christ.
In 1991, Rev. Burruss became a licensed Minister and was ordained in 1998. In November 2008, Rev. Burruss was appointed and voted in as the Assistant Pastor, and on April 13, 2012, he was voted in as Pastor-Elect of the Central Baptist Church of Camp Springs.(Read more about Pastor Burruss)