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Join Our Revival Oct 24-25, 2012 at St John Baptist Church 184 Goodell  |  Buffalo, NY

Minister's Wives Conference September 13th thru 14th, 2013



St. John Baptist Church 85th Anniversary The Anniversary Committee will host an 85th Anniversary celebration dinner Sunday, May 6, 2012.  Please register after morning worship service in the lobby.

85th Anniversary Musical Homily and Ministry of Song Friday, May 4, 2012 @ 7:00 PM

85th Anniversary Worship Service Special Guest Rev. Spencer

Golden Members Club If you have been a member of St. John Baptist Church for 50 years or more, please contact the church administrative office

St. John Baptist Church Blessed of the Lord Ministries Presents A Holiday Concert Featuring an Evening with Vickie Winans at Kleinhans Music Hall Saturday, November 26, 2011, 7:00pm Click Here for more info

Pastor and Minister Wives Conference 2011 "What Minister Wives Have in Common" September 9 & 10, 2011

Register for the event today Click Here for More Details

Spirited Development Pastor presses on with $500M neighborhood initiative - by Tracey Drury

Companies complain all the time about the difficulty of recruiting and retaining quality workers, while thousands of people struggle to find good-paying jobs.

The Rev. Michael Chapman is working on solutions to both problems. He's doing it while advancing a $500 million development for the Fruit Belt neighborhood on Buffalo's East Side.

"This is going to be a major initiative in putting minorities to work," he says. "This will create 15,000 jobs over the next 10 years. There's not another project like this anywhere in the country." Click Here to View

Urban League Gala: Pastor Michael & Ina Chapman awarded the family and community award Click Here to View

Pastor visits White House for summit on urban affairs The Buffalo News  |  September 18, 2010, 6:35 AM WASHINGTON— The Rev. Michael Chapman of Buffalo's St. John Baptist Church went to the White House on Friday for an urban affairs summit that he hopes will help him bring more federal money back to Buffalo.

"Everyone's beginning to notice the development efforts we're doing," said Chapman, who was one of about 100 people from across the country invited to the White House for the event. Officials from federal agencies spoke at the meeting and outlined changes in urban development policies, Chapman added. Chapman's church has been working for a decade on a plan to reshape the East Side neighborhood, with the ultimate goal of adding 15,000 jobs.


PRAYER LINE To access, call the church during regular business hours and ask for the "Prayer Line". To access after regular business hours, simply follow the Auto Attendant.

FUN & FITNESS Come join in co-ed "Line Dancing" classes on Tuesday and Thursday from 6:00-7:00 pm at the Rev. Dr. Bennett W. Smith, Sr. Family Life Center.

HISTORICAL GALLERY The Historical Gallery Committee requests photos, programs, obituaries, anniversary journals, and other St. John memorabilia as the Gallery is being organized for its reopening. Materials from" Old St. John" at 183 Sycamore are especially needed. Items may be left in the church office.

If you haven't purchased the dvd  "Yielding to the Spirit: A History of St. John Baptist Church", copies are still available in the bookstore.