OUR PASTOR

 

Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Malone II

 

Rev. Nathaniel Malone II is an East St. Louis native and graduate of East St. Louis Senior High School.  He was introduced to Christ at Bray Temple CME Church.  There he not only professed Jesus as his Lord and Savior, he also professed desire to answer the call to preach at the age of 12.

 

God’s plan,  lead Rev. Malone on a journey of life experience before returning to an active ministry.  He served in the United States Air Force as a Non Commissioned Officer and was stationed at several bases, including California, Colorado, Philippines, Japan, Guam, Thailand, South Korea and Arizona.

 

After serving as an Area Manager with a major contract maintenance corporation in Phoenix, Arizona, Rev. Malone moved to Chicago before returning home to East St. Louis.

 

At the urging of his mother, Mrs. Juanita Tate to visit her church and to hear her new pastor, Rev. Malone later joined the congregation of Mt. Paran MBC under the leadership of Rev. Zachary Lee.  He reaffirmed his calling there and was licensed and later ordained.  Rev. Malone served as the Minister of Christian Education of Mt. Paran for four years. 

 

God lead him to First Baptist of Maplewood, where the Rev. Victor Williams was pastor.  There he served in many capacities as Pastor William’s Assistant.  Four years later, Pastor Williams was called to Pastor Greenspoint Baptist Church, Houston, Texas and Rev. Malone accepted the call to pastor First Baptist of Maplewood.  He has been the pastor of First Baptist of Maplewood for sixteen years.

 

During his tenure, First Baptist has moved to a new edifice and location in Pagedale, Missouri. The church also changed its name to: the First Community Baptist Church of Pagedale.  Rev. Malone has preached across the country boldly proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  His education background includes:  Mesa College, Ron Baillies School of Broadcast for T.V., Radio Announcing and Marketing, American Baptist College for Old & New Testament History, Certified State Instruction and a B.A. M.S. from the Sure Foundation in Church Administration and Theology, New Freedom Bible Institute College – Doctorate of Divinity.

 

Rev. Malone has also served on the Maplewood Richmond Heights Board of Education for 3 terms as a Director and for one term as Vice President.  Rev. Malone is an active advocate for education and community affairs.  He is currently the President/CEO of Kingdom Builders Community Development Corporation, a 501(C)3 Faith Based Organization that promotes economic, education and social development.

 

Rev. Malone and his wife of 30 years (Jennifer), reside in Richmond Heights, Missouri.  They have three children.  Jermaine, Rosina, who serves in the U. S. Navy and Nathaniel III (Nathan) who is a Senior at Alabama A & M University.

OUR CHURCH

 

VISION

 

To further the building of the Kingdom of God, transforming the community through His word, our service and our faith.  Addressing the spiritual, economic, social and educational needs of the community and human kind.  Reaffirming that the power of the word is greater than the world.

 


Purpose

The purpose of this local church is the salvation of the lost souls, the edification of the Christians through the teaching of God's Word, the encouragement of members to do the work of the ministry, the worldwide proclamation of God's saving grace through the shed blood and finished work of the Lord Jesus Christ on Calvary, the promotion of godly worship, the defense of the faith once delivered unto the saints (Jude 3), and cooperation with Christian activities functioning in harmony with God's Holy Word, until Jesus comes for His church.

It is the intent of this church to function freely as a missionary, evangelistic, premillennial independent Baptist church, recognizing no ecclesiastical authority higher than the local assembly. Further, we will operate in true Biblical, Baptistic, autonomous fashion. We have taken a stand against all worldly philosophies that seek to destroy true Biblical Baptist Christianity.

The Authorized King James Version is to be used in the pulpit and by all teachers and workers. No other version or translation is to be used in preaching or teaching in English language ministries. The Pastor shall approve any translations used in non-English speaking ministries.

 

- Doctrinal Statement

We believe in the Holy Scripture, accepting fully the writings of the Old and New Testaments as the very Word of God, verbally inspired in all parts in its original autographs, our infallible and authoritative rule of faith and practice.

We believe there is one God eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ; His virgin birth; His shed blood for atonement; His bodily resurrection; His ascension into Heaven there to be our Intercessor; His lordship over all creation.

We believe that the Holy Spirit convicts of sin, makes believers children of God through the new birth, assures them of Heaven, and by His indwelling enables Christians to live a godly life.

We believe that all men are sinners by nature and choice, sinful and lost, and have within themselves no possible means of salvation without Christ.

We believe in salvation by grace through faith; that salvation is the free gift of God, not by any virtue or works of man, but received only by personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ; and all true believers possess the gift of eternal life, a perfect righteousness, sonship in the family of God, and the divine guarantee that they shall never perish.

We believe in the existence of Satan, the deceiver and god of this present world; that he was defeated and judged at the cross, and therefore his final doom is certain.

We believe in the second coming of Christ; the time being unrevealed but always imminent; that when He comes He will first by resurrection of the dead and the translation of the living remove from the earth His waiting church; then pour out the righteous judgments of God upon the unbelieving world, afterwards descend with His church and establish His glorious and literal kingdom over all the nations for a thousand years.

We believe that the spirits of the saved at death go immediately to be with Christ in Heaven; that at His second coming their works will be judged and rewards determined; that the spirits of the unsaved at death descend immediately into Hell until the final day of judgment, at which time their bodies shall be raised from the grave, judged, and cast into the lake of fire, the place of final and everlasting punishment.

We believe in the priesthood of all believers, that Christ is our Great High Priest and through Him every born-again person has direct access into God's presence without the need of a human priest; that the believer has the right and responsibility personally to study and interpret the Scriptures guided by the Holy Spirit.

We believe that a New Testament church is an organized body of born-again baptized believers practicing scriptural ordinances and actively engaged in fulfilling the Great Commission.

We believe in the separation of church and state; that God has ordained both, and has delegated authority to each; the authority of one must not interfere with the other; however, this does not mean that the state is to be non-religious nor does it mean that the church and its members may not be involved in the political processes of this nation.

We believe the officers of the church are Pastors and Deacons. In Scripture the Pastor is also referred to as an Elder. The two terms describe the same office.

We believe the two scriptural ordinances given to the local church are baptism by immersion of believers only, and the Lord's Supper to be partaken of by obedient Christians.

 

 - Church Covenant

Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and, on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.

We endeavor, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love, to strive for the advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness and comfort; to promote its prosperity and spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread of the gospel through all nations.

We also endeavor to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our deportment; to avoid all tattling, backbiting and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage; to be zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Saviour.

We further endeavor to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.

We moreover endeavor that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God's Word.

 

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