"Worshipping, Witnessing and Working for our Savior and Lord Jesus Christ"

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Core Values

Join our welcoming congregation in Brooklyn, New York, and find out about our articles of faith, core values, and church covenant. The articles of faith are principles we believe as Christians and practice as Baptists.

Pastor & Leadership

Learn all about our pastor and leadership team here at Berean Baptist Church. We are led by The Reverend Dr. Arlee Griffin, Jr. and a committed team of associate ministers and staff.


Find out about upcoming events at Berean Baptist Church. We are celebrating the 25th anniversary of our pastor with Wonderful Wednesdays, as well as Youth Season with an outdoor picnic in July.

Our Story

Worship, witness, and work in a Baptist community. Berean Baptist Church is a congregation based in Brooklyn, New York. We are a community of faith seeking to be the love of Jesus to the diverse community around us.

We are the third oldest African-American Baptist Church in New York City. Our church was established August 11, 1850, during the Abolitionist Movement by a racially mixed group of people who were committed to spiritual and social change. Later, as a station on the Underground Railroad, Berean was a church of people just like you — real folk on a real journey to connect with God. Our focus for the year of 2014 continues to be building real and lasting relationships beginning with God, our family, friends, church and our community.

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