15 Rose Street
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Rev. Danny E. Scotton Sr., Pastor
Twelve years ago I was installed as the second pastor in the
history of the Alpha Baptist Church's history. At the
time, I wasn't sure what the Lord had in store for us.
Within the first few months, it became very clear that
"God is With Us!" For twelve years, God has
blessed our fellowship tremendously. We have experienced
unbelievable numerical growth as well as financial
growth. Yet, the most important blessing has been the
spiritual growth of the membership. There is visible
Twelve years ago we were in survival mode. Today we are a
thriving church with great expectations as to what God
wants to do with us. We take very seriously the
Scripture that reminds us that, "From everyone who has
been given much, much will be demanded" (Luke 12:48). We
have so much to thank God for. The increase belongs to
the Lord and we are drinking from the saucer (the
Twelve years ago we challenged our community to "Look At
Us!" (Acts 3:4b), and they have. We have truly become a
community church and our community knows it. It is my
pleasure to pastor such a great church in such a great
community. As we become more Missional Minded, we will
see more clearly the needs of our community and become
an even greater instrument for the Lord's Service.
Twelve years ago I accepted the call to pastor Alpha. It
has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding
personally for my family and me. I thank my wife, First
Lady Linda and my sons, Danny Jr. and Terrance, for
sharing me with our church and community. Only I know
the sacrifices they each have made so that I might
pastor Alpha. Thank you Alpha for your love, support and
understanding as I have given my all to serve as your
pastor. I look forward to ten more years, "if the Lord
people in, give them a healthy place to truly worship God,
encourage them to tell someone else about the Good News of
Jesus, train them to apply God's Word to their life and prepare
them to do ministry.
Alpha Baptist Church
will be collecting cases of water until Sunday, November 9 for the
victims of Ebola in Liberia. Drop off cases at the church lobby.
This year's Alpha Red
Cross Blood Drive will be held Saturday, November 8 beginning at
8:30AM. Please sign up in the church lobby. Contact SIster Jackie
Andrade for more information.
Mary Moody Caring Ministry
will begin the Holiday Food Drive Monday, October 13 thru Friday,
December 5 for all non-perishable items. Perishable goods should be
dropped off on Thursday, November 20th from 6:30PM until 8:30PM.
Please make sure all recipients are Alpha members or recommended by
an Alpha member. Brochures and food bins are located in the church
Sunday School Ministry is
sponsoring a Missions project for everyone's participation. "CHANGE
FOR CHILDREN" allows everyone to bring in their loose
change to be donated to the Children's Home in Mount Holly. There
will be containers in the Fellowship Hall and C.A.R.E.S. building on
Sundays and Wednesdays during November. Let's use our
small change to make a BIG CHANGE in the lives of the children in
our community. See Sister Marie Tucker for details.
November 9th following the 11:00AM Worship Service. Interested
candidates should contact SIster Sharon Johnson at 609-472-6514.
Pre-Baptism class will be held Saturday, November 8 at 9:00AM.
Right Hand of
Fellowship for new members will be held Sunday, December 7 during
11:00AM Worship Service.
Please answer the call from our children! The Tutoring Ministry
of Alpha NEEDS YOUR HELP! We have many minds that need a bit of
your time on Monday nights to help them grow stronger. If you have an
hour of time to work with us, please contact Sister Helen Tillery at
215-601-0498. You can also stop by the C.A.R.E.S. Building on Monday
evenings at 6:00PM.
The Toddlers Class is now up and running. If you have a child 9 to 35
months, you can now check them into the class designed especially for
them. There are qualified volunteers attending the children so parents
now have the opportunity to attend the Adult class. Only Sunday
School volunteers in the classroom please.
The Vesper Choir, an A Cappella choir is seeking
new members in all voice ranges. The choir is devoted to using their
voices as instruments of praise. Interested persons contact Sister
Margaret Tarver for more information.
Alpha Men's Praise Dance Team(Genesis)
is seeking male members who would like to join them in this Praise
Movement Ministry. The ministry meets on the 2nd and 4th Thursday of the
month. For more information, contact Brother Jewel Dupree at
609-234-0244 or Brother Terrence Sanders at 609-316-1688.
Mary Moody Thanksgiving Food Drive from October 13 to
American Red Cross- Blood Drive (C.A.R.E.S. Bldg.) starts on November 8
Baptism on November 9
Marriage Ministry Workshop on November 15
Visit from Dr. Lee Spitzer on November 16 and 19
Ushers Day on November 16
Mary Moody Caring Ministry Thanksgiving Distribution on
W.I.P. Shopping Trip (Rehobeth, Delaware) on November