St. Paul Community Baptist Church

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Who We Are

St. Paul Community Baptist Church (SPCBC) is a community based outreach ministry located in the East New York section of Brooklyn (NY). We seek to provide a protective space for men, women and children to grow mentally, physically and spiritually. SPCBC is committed to sharing the Word of God through dynamic preaching and teaching as well as provide social justice, health and criminal justice services to edify and advance the lives of our congregants and immediate community residents.

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  • YASMEEN

    ST PAUL'S COMMUNITY BAPTIST CHURCH IS THE BEST CHURCH IN THE WORLD TO ME. THAT IS BECAUSE MY FAMILY AND I HAVE BEEN MEMBERS WELL OVER FOUR YEARS AND WE LOVE IT.THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO . I LOVE MY CHURCH. MY FAMILY MOVED TO P.A. CAN'T WAIT TO GET BACK TO SPCBC.I LOVE YOU ALL GOD BLESS.SHOUT OUT TO MY PASTER THE REV DAVID KEITH BRAWLEY LOVE YOU REV WE'RE LIFTING YOU AND YOUR FAMILY UP IN OUR PRAYERS LOVE ALWAYS ,YASMEEN WILLIS.

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Our Services

Sunday: 06:00am, 08:00am, and 11:00am
Wednesday: 12:00pm and 07:00pm

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859 Hendrix Street
Brooklyn, NY 11207
718-257-1300

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About Us

Denomination:
Baptist

Language:
English

Size: Large

Music:
Praise Band,Gospel Choir,Contemporary,Organ,Praise and Worship

Vibe:
Casual, Down to Earth, Spirit-filled, Friendly, Progressive, Charismatic, Historic, Neighborhood-focused, Multigenerational, Lively

Programs:
Community Service, Social Justice, Faith and Work, Addiction/Recovery, Children's Ministry, Choir, Youth Group, Dance, Nursery, School, Seniors Ministry

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Founded:
1927





Our Services

Sunday 06:00am:
Sunday 08:00am:
Sunday 11:00am:
Wednesday 12:00pm:
Wednesday 07:00pm:

Church Leader

Rev. David K Brawley
Rev. David K Brawley

Rev. Brawley began his full time career in ministry in 1994 at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. An integral part of the St. Paul leadership since his arrival, Rev. Brawley served as Assistant Pastor to then Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood from 1995-2007. In 2008, Rev. Brawley was named Pastor Successor of the ministry and was officially installed as Senior Pastor in October 2009. During his tenure at St. Paul Community, he has served in a myriad of roles including: Coordinator of the Men-in-Training program for the St. Paul Community Board of Elders, pastoral counseling, officiating at sacred events such as weddings, baby dedications and home going services, community organizing, leading worship services and as an on-call teacher to the congregation. His innate skill for organizing plays a dynamic role in the church’s community development activities where he serves as a member of the Governance Board and Strategy Team of East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC), an organization which has been at the forefront of construction projects that have resulted in over 3000 affordable homes and a $73 million dollar educational campus in the borough of Brooklyn. In his position with EBC, he has been an outspoken advocate for public school reform and has addressed issues such as public safety, housing and quality of life concerns on behalf of neighborhood residents. His community involvement also includes serving as President of E.D.I.F.Y. Communities of East New York, a philanthropic grantor that seeks to increase the vitality and value of urban communities by pooling resources and charitable funds. As a not-for-profit, E.D.I.F.Y. seeks to Empower, Develop and Improve Families and Youth. Rev. Brawley is the Founder and Board Chair of Imagine Me Leadership Charter School (IMLCS), the first all-boys charter school in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Currently serving grades K-3 by way of the small classroom setting model, at growth IMLCS will educate over 500 young men grades K – 5. The well-being of youth and opportunities for them to receive the best in education is one of his passions. After a trip to Biloxi, Mississippi to re-build homes decimated by Hurricane Katrina with 20 St. Paul youth, Rev. Brawley created the B-20 Leadership Scholarship Fund, the educational endowment arm of the St. Paul Community Baptist Church which has disbursed over $45,000 to graduating Brooklyn (NY) high school seniors since 2009. In 2011, St. Paul partnered with the Children’s Defense Fund to become one of 2 summer literacy enhancement programs utilizing the CDF’s Freedom School® curriculum. To date, St. Paul’s Freedom School® has led to improved reading & comprehension scores among a majority of the 200+ participants served. A published author, Rev. Brawley’s writings have appeared in The Oxford Sermons, a publication borne from the brilliant minds of attendees of the prestigious invite-only Proclaimers Place seminar study series led by Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Truett Seminary and Distinguished Fellow of Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky. In 2012, Rev. Brawley launched the Essential Piece Campaign where he challenged the St. Paul Community congregation to complete $1 million dollars in community service hours in one year, a mark the congregation hit three months early. Pastor Brawley resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Debra and their two children, Rhonesha and Michael.
Rev. Brawley began his full time career in ministry in 1994 at St. Paul Community Baptist Church in Brooklyn, New York. An integral part of the St. Paul leadership since his arrival, Rev. Brawley served as Assistant Pastor to then Senior Pastor Rev. Dr. Johnny Ray Youngblood from 1995-2007. In 2008, Rev. Brawley was named Pastor Successor of the ministry and was officially installed as Senior Pastor in October 2009. During his tenure at St. Paul Community, he has served in a myriad of roles including: Coordinator of the Men-in-Training program for the St. Paul Community Board of Elders, pastoral counseling, officiating at sacred events such as weddings, baby dedications and home going services, community organizing, leading worship services and as an on-call teacher to the congregation. His innate skill for organizing plays a dynamic role in the church’s community development activities where he serves as a member of the Governance Board and Strategy Team of East Brooklyn Congregations (EBC), an organization which has been at the forefront of construction projects that have resulted in over 3000 affordable homes and a $73 million dollar educational campus in the borough of Brooklyn. In his position with EBC, he has been an outspoken advocate for public school reform and has addressed issues such as public safety, housing and quality of life concerns on behalf of neighborhood residents. His community involvement also includes serving as President of E.D.I.F.Y. Communities of East New York, a philanthropic grantor that seeks to increase the vitality and value of urban communities by pooling resources and charitable funds. As a not-for-profit, E.D.I.F.Y. seeks to Empower, Develop and Improve Families and Youth. Rev. Brawley is the Founder and Board Chair of Imagine Me Leadership Charter School (IMLCS), the first all-boys charter school in the East New York section of Brooklyn. Currently serving grades K-3 by way of the small classroom setting model, at growth IMLCS will educate over 500 young men grades K – 5. The well-being of youth and opportunities for them to receive the best in education is one of his passions. After a trip to Biloxi, Mississippi to re-build homes decimated by Hurricane Katrina with 20 St. Paul youth, Rev. Brawley created the B-20 Leadership Scholarship Fund, the educational endowment arm of the St. Paul Community Baptist Church which has disbursed over $45,000 to graduating Brooklyn (NY) high school seniors since 2009. In 2011, St. Paul partnered with the Children’s Defense Fund to become one of 2 summer literacy enhancement programs utilizing the CDF’s Freedom School® curriculum. To date, St. Paul’s Freedom School® has led to improved reading & comprehension scores among a majority of the 200+ participants served. A published author, Rev. Brawley’s writings have appeared in The Oxford Sermons, a publication borne from the brilliant minds of attendees of the prestigious invite-only Proclaimers Place seminar study series led by Dr. Joel Gregory, Professor of Preaching at Truett Seminary and Distinguished Fellow of Georgetown College, Georgetown, Kentucky. In 2012, Rev. Brawley launched the Essential Piece Campaign where he challenged the St. Paul Community congregation to complete $1 million dollars in community service hours in one year, a mark the congregation hit three months early. Pastor Brawley resides in Brooklyn, New York with his wife Debra and their two children, Rhonesha and Michael.

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