Berean Baptist Church was formed with four couples who desired to see a G.A.R.B.C. church in the Leesburg area. They first met in a home in 1987. As the church grew in attendance, they began worshiping in the City Hall in Tavares, FL. Their first business meeting was held on October 11, 1987 after having various speakers fill the pulpit. By November 22, 1987, Berean Baptist Church had eighteen charter members. The church family eventually moved to the Senior Citizens Center in Leesburg on November 15, 1988 and worshipped there until their move to 1601 W. Main Street in 1989. In 2008 the Main Street campus was sold and another move was made to the current location (5640 CR 48, Okahumpka) just south of Leesburg. With the help of Continental Baptist Mission builders from Grand Rapids, MI, Berean Baptist Church now enjoys a brand new facility, built to the glory of God.
We live in challenging times. We want to see spiritual growth, attitudes of gratitude, and a new sense of God’s presence. In order to have this, we must keep our focus on Christ alone. What we win people with is what we win them to. So, therefore, we commit to guard against abandoning Christ in order to appeal to the ways of the world. While we strive to become all things to all people so that we might be used of God to save some, we also remember that in doing so, we must be biblical in our outreach.
Our passion is to glorify the Father by treasuring the Son in the power of the Holy Spirit. We are committed to the teaching and preaching of God’s Word, vibrant and meaningful worship, a zeal for missions, and an abiding love for one another. Therefore, we seek to:
- Treasure Christ together through worship
- Treasure Christ through family
- Treasure Christ through serving others