In the early hours of the morning of Wednesday, 2 September 1959, Ralph and Doris Amm were convinced that the Lord was leading them to pioneer a new Baptist church. Twenty-seven people constituted the then Discovery Baptist Church at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Forgey on Friday, 18 September 1959.
But the small stand in Anstruther Street that the church owned soon proved to be too small and somewhat inaccessible. A larger, more visible stand was therefore bought in Florida Park, on the corner of Abbott Street and Ontdekkers Road.
Shortly after the purchase of the new stand in Florida Park, a building was erected, with the help of a generous overseas donation. On 18 May 1968, the church celebrated its official opening, with the name changing from Discovery Baptist Church to Emmanuel Baptist Church.
Church Name: Emmanuel Baptist Church
Country: South Africa
City: Roodepoort (Florida Park)
1 Abbott Street
P. J. Wright
Frik van Heerden
Administrator: Martiens Bezuidenhout
Church Office Tel: +27 11 672 0303
Church Website: www.emmanuelbaptist.co.za
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