Salvation comes by grace through faith in Christ, and not by our own works. The life Jesus gives, to Jew and Gentile alike, results in a new heart and a new walk in this world. The church is the Body of Christ, and marriage is a picture of Christ and the church. God has provided spiritual armor to wage spiritual battle.

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Chris Sigall

Dr. John L. Payne

Reverend Dr. John L. Payne is the Pastor of Ebenezer Baptist Church. Prior to coming to Ebenezer he was an active member of McKinley Memorial Baptist Church. In Willow Grove, PA.  He served as the Associate Minister where he assisted the pastor with the Missions Ministry, Community Outreach Ministry, and an advisor to the Youth Ministry, Bible Study and Prayer Band and was a member of the Board of Christian Education. Reverend Payne was a member of the First Baptist church of Crestmont his home church for over 30 years.  He served as the Associate Minister for three years, a Deacon for many years where he was elevated to serve as the Vice-Chair and ultimately served as Chair of the Board, and  served on various committees for church projects. He is married to Patricia Simmons Payne and they have three children, John, Jr, Eric and Melany and are blessed with seven grandchildren.