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? -
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
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
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 Wesley Crawford
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.
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 personality of the Holy Spirit who
lives within all those who are truly born again.
personality of the devil.
People are sinners by nature and are
subject to God’s wrath and condemnation.
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