Dr. Craig M. Jenkins, Pastor


Pastor's Letter.....

                                                            email: pastor@bethedenbaptistchurch.org





February 18, 2021

Dear Church Family,

I begin this letter by thanking God for our Ash Wednesday worship service on Zoom. It was a wonderful worship experience. I praise God that during this Lenten season, efforts are made to grow more spiritually. In this world filled with uncertainty, it is good to draw closer to God. Scripture tells us in James 4:8a “Draw nigh to God, and he will draw nigh to you.”

Church family, our Zoom worship services are not done by me alone. There are key people who make the services really happen. Of course there is God who blesses us. And God has blessed this congregation with people willing to serve. In particular I want to thank Linda Broadnax and Gregory Rush for making sure that everyone is able to get on Zoom. In addition to that, they make sure that the audio is clear for all. I thank Robert E. Wooten, Jr., who chooses the appropriate music for the services. Finally, I thank our ministers; Keller, McEwen, Coleman, Landrum, Hardaway, and Jones for sharing.

Believe me, ministry is a team effort. Everyone is important in the spreading of the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Whether you participate in the worship services, or just tune in to the ministry on Zoom, your presence give witness to the power of Almighty God.

Sunday is a special day in the life of Beth Eden. The Wooten Choral Ensemble will celebrate “Founder’s Day.” Robert Eugene Wooten, Sr. founded the W.C.E. in 1949. After enduring a serious illness, Dr. Wooten made a vow to the Lord in service for the Lord. In honoring his vow, many lives were touched by his musical genius, and by his integrity in public service in churches and in the Chicago Public School system. We also thank God for his wife Frances, who gave total support to Dr. Wooten, as the Lord led him.

At 5:00 pm, the annual Day concert will take place. You will be able to view the concert on the YouTube, as well as the Facebook. I know that you will enjoy the ministry in song! Invite others to view the concert, and share the blessings found in this spiritual production.

Finally, I ask that you pray for our ministry. In the past few weeks, there have been deaths of individuals related to our church members. This pandemic has taken a toll in the lives of many.

I know that you are tired of wearing masks and being in your home as much as you have. Yet, you must be diligent in your duties, as you do your part in health care. As much as you want this pandemic to end right away, it takes time. I encourage you to be patient, as all of us are experiencing the challenges of what this pandemic has done.

Believe me, God is well aware of what is happening. God has not left us. His Spirit is available right now to comfort us. All I ask of you, is that you trust God, and know that God’s promises are true! It’s in the Book! Deuteronomy 31:6 reads: “Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.”

Love ya,

Pastor Jenkins

For our 9am Service:

Meeting ID: 958 0500 0607 Passcode: 11121#

PHONE: 13126266799, 95805000607# US (Chicago)

Sunday mornings at 11am, or anytime afterward, you can view our telecast which is found on YouTube or Facebook. In the search engine type Beth Eden Baptist Church Chicago. This is a recorded worship service from the sanctuary of Beth Eden Baptist Church. In addition, you can subscribe to the YouTube Channel and “Like” and “Share” via Facebook.

I Love You, I Really, Really Do!

Pastor Jenkins

Eye hath not seen, nor ear heard, neither have entered into the heart of man, the things which God hath prepared for them that love him.
                                                                                                        1st Corinthians 2:9

Beth Eden Baptist Church