Comber Baptist Church is a fellowship of believers that purpose to know God through a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, to equip believers through discipleship. Showing God's love, we strive to reach a hungry world with Jesus Christ through obedience to the Great Commission
Who are Comber Baptists? - History
There was no Baptist Church in Comber until 1966. The elders of the Newtownards Baptist Church had been praying about an outreach into Comber. They approached Mr & Mrs Jack Todd, who had recently moved to Comber from Portadown and had started attending Newtownards Baptist Church, to ask them if they would be willing to open their home for regular Bible Studies and Prayer Meetings. They readily agreed to this and the first meeting was held on Thursday 24th March 1966.
Attendance at these meetings was very encouraging and the leaders decided to hold a Tent Mission on the Newtownards Road in Comber. Pastor S T Carson from Shankill Baptist Church was the evangelist. As a result of these meetings at least one person trusted the Lord Jesus as their Saviour and many Christians were strengthened and a number were baptised.
The numbers attending the weekly meetings in Todd’s home continued to grow so the leaders began looking for a bigger venue. They rented Laureldale Hall and started services on Sunday as well Thursday night. Believing there was sufficient support to formally constitute a church, the leaders held a special meeting on Thursday 17th November 1966 and so Comber Baptist Church was formed with twenty-two foundation members.
Now that a Church was formed it was the desire of the leaders to have their own building. After looking at a number of possible sites in the area without success, and as an answer to prayer, Mr William Brown, a local businessman and a member of Strandtown Baptist Church, offered the old Gas Works site free of charge on which to build a permanent building. The building was opened on Saturday 1st May 1976 and further extended in 1986.
Below are listed those who have Pastored the Church in the past and present:
Pastor James Garrett 1978-1993
Pastor Wesley Crawford 1994-2001
Pastor Peter Firth 2005-2010
Pastor Stuart Burnham 2011- 2018
Pastor Clifford Morrison 2018--
We believe that Personal faith in the Lord Jesus Christ is the only way to Heaven, since He has said "I am The Way The Truth and The Life" John 14: 6
Why not drop in sometime and enjoy some fellowship with us. You will be made very welcome
We are members of the Association of Baptist churches in Ireland
What we Believe.
We believe that Christ is the Head of the Church, which is made up of those who have accepted Jesus Christ as their Saviour through faith in him
The verbal inspiration of the Holy Scriptures as originally given to be the Word of God without error.
The unity of the Trinity- one God in three persons.
The Lord Jesus Christ
The essential Deity and perfect humanity of Jesus. Born of the virgin, lived a sinless life, died on Calvary’s cross as a sacrifice for sinners, was buried, rose again ascended to Heaven and is coming back again.
The Holy Spirit
The personality of the Holy Spirit who lives within all those who are truly born again.
The personality of the devil.
People are sinners by nature and are subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
The Future State
The unconditional immortality of the soul and the eternal joy in heaven of the believer, and the conscious eternal punishment in Hell of those who die unrepentant.
Is a group of believers who meet for the purpose of worship, fellowship, instruction, evangelism and prayer. Who practise the ordinance of believers’ baptism by immersion, and regularly observe the ordinance of the Lord’s supper as an act of remembrance and commitment.
The responsibility of believers to live lives worthy of the Lord they profess