"Working Together in Unity"
Making a renewed commitment to God, Our Church, and to one another as we encourage each other daily in our Christian walk of life.
"Commit everything you do to the Lord.
Trust Him to help you do it and He will."
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 the Holy Spirit,we do now,inthe presence of God and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, 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 engage 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 Savior.
We further engage 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 engage 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.
In the early 1960’s Reverend Earl Yarbrough purchased a lot on NE 10th Street, and with assistance of Reverend C. C. Carson they organized and purchased a small frame shot-gun house and continued to have services. In June, 1968, Reverend Joe L. Talton was contacted by Pastor Earl Yarbrough seeking a young man to take over and carry on the work of the Lord. Samuel Baptist Church was founded by Pastor Ralph Yarbrough in has been established for forty-eight years and continues to prosper and be led by the Holy Spirit as they were directed by Dr. Joe L. Talton, Sr. ~ Founder; who served for thirty-three years; Installation of our new appointed pastor Rev. Victor G. Harris will be installed on Sunday August 23, 2015. Installation Overseer, Pastor Mark A. Harris of Cooper Baprtist Church, and the Master of Ceremony, Pastor Albert W. Harris of Galatians Baptist Church. To God Be The Glory!