Our Vision & Mission
As a holistic ministry, which is meeting the social, economic, and spiritual needs of people, Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church seeks to introduce persons to Jesus Christ and to nurture them with sound Biblical Doctrine.
The Spirit of the Lord is upon us and with His anointing we shall become equipped to further the work of discipleship. The work of this ministry seeks to grow the body of Christ through the church and its community development corporation. Those we seek encompass everyone-from the babies to the seniors.
This local branch of Zion will edify the body of Christ as we reach out to those who have been lost, bring back those who have been driven away, bind up those who have been broken and strengthen those who are sick. Thus, Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church's mission is to produce disciples in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.
Therefore, we are a holistic ministry that believes in preaching the Gospel, reaching out to the wounded and planting more seeds as we stir up the gifts of God within us by faith.
Over the course of the years, Cathedral has engaged in several endeavors to share and spread the love of Christ. This includes our yearly participation in the Septemberfest parade as well as hosting homeless families for Family Promise of Salem County on a quarterly basis. We also collaborated with Sunday Breakfast Mission in Wilmington, DE for their annual Thanksgiving Food Distribution Program. In addition to collecting and donating non-perishable food items, we were afforded the opportunity to evangelize to those persons who came into Sunday Breakfast Mission to receive a food basket. This mission was such a huge success in that we shared in bringing over 320 people to Christ over a three-day period!
Cathedral is especially excited to recognize the formation of our 1st branch church! Much of our 17th year was devoted to preparing for the launch of our branch church. Through the mission of our Community Development Corporation and after recognizing the need to do ministry on a community level in the City of Salem, the Lord led our Bishop to start a branch church in this community. As such, we held our Inaugural Worship Service for the Salem Branch Church on March 29, 2015 at the John B. Campbell Center. The motto for the branch church, “Strengthening the Heart & Soul of the Community,” can be found in 1 Peter 4:10. The strengthening is what other faith based or other organizations are already doing in Salem City and it's in keeping with the vision of the Cathedral Community Development Corporation. The Heart represents the people in the community and the Soul is salvation. As such, our focus is dedicated to uplifting the community utilizing a holistic approach.
Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church continues to focus on the vision of mission and evangelism. As we celebrate our 18th year, Cathedral’s primary focus is on growing the body of Christ through evangelism and our community development corporation.
In reflecting on our history, Cathedral of Holiness Missionary Baptist Church was founded by our Pastor, Bishop Dawn R. Brown and commenced service unto the LORD on August 16, 1998. Both the name and vision for Cathedral were given inspirationally by the Lord our God to our Pastor. Twenty-four adults and children attended our first meeting at 450 Baylor Road, Wenonah, New Jersey. In November 1998 we moved our worship services to the Oak Valley Elementary School, until July 16, 2005 when the congregation moved to Pennsville, New Jersey.
Our Community Development Corporation also enjoyed several endeavors during our 17th year. The CDC partnered with the United Way of Salem County to host the first on-site college fair in Salem on May 3, 2015! Under the CDC, we were selected by Stand Up For Salem as the city’s scattered site housing developer and are seeking to rehabilitate several homes for homeownership in 2016! The CDC was also selected to partner with Salem Health & Wellness under their Rebound to Resiliency Program as well as the United Way for Salem County under a grant provided by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation for the New Jersey Health Initiative Program. Lastly, Bishop Dawn R. Brown, as the Chair of the Faith Works Council, spearheaded the formation of a Code Blue Program in Salem County that will provide shelter for people who are homeless when the temperature drops below 34°.
As Cathedral advances in carrying out our mission, we look forward to “Maintaining the Proper Perspective, Posture and Position.” “But it came to pass on the seventh day that they rose early, about the dawning of the day, and marched around the city seven times in the same manner. On that day only they marched around the city seven times. And the seventh time it happened, when the priests blew the trumpets that Joshua said to the people: “Shout, for the Lord has given you the city!” Joshua 6:15-16 NKJV