Ephesian Missionary Baptist Church (Ephesian Oakland)

"The Miracle on 34th Street!" Oakland, CA
Ephesian Missionary Baptist Church (Ephesian Oakland)

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Services

Address
1423 34th St
Oakland, CA 94608-4119

Phone
(510) 654-4950

Website

Directions
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Who We Are

The vision, mission, and goal of Ephesian Missionary Baptist Church is to preach, practice, and present the gospel to the spiritually and economically poor; the brokenhearted; to those who are in spiritual, emotional, physical and financial captivity; to give sight to the spiritually blind; and those who have been emotionally wounded and bruised by life's battles.

Our vision statement also delineates who will benefit from our ministries and programs. Finally, based upon the Word of God, our vision statement provides the guidelines for the type of ministries and programs that must be developed to fulfill the incarnate vision of Jesus Christ and minister to the needs of His people.

About Us

Denomination
African Methodist Episcopal

Size
Small

Founded
1968

Contact

Address
1423 34th St
Oakland, CA 94608-4119

Phone
(510) 654-4950

Website

Directions
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Leadership

Michael Pasley, Sr.

Dr. Michael Pasely, Sr. was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York to the parents of Daisy Pasley and the late Edwin Pasley, on December 16, 1956. At the age of 16, Michael and his family moved to South Carolina where he graduated from C.E. Murray High School, in 1974. After serving 3 years in the United States Army, Michael moved to New Haven, Connecticut where he lived for 5 years. In 1982, Michael returned to South Carolina and worked in his family's business, Pasley's Trucking. In that year, Michael met the love of his life Linda and they both were married, in 1984. In 1988, Michael moved to Oakland, California and attended Cosmopolitan Baptist Church, where he served on the Usher Board and Deacon's Ministry. Michael's growth in the Word expanded after attending Bay Cities Bible Institute, in 1990, and in 1995, he received his calling from God to pursue the ministry. After serving as the Evangelism Minister at Cosmopolitan for several years, Michael was called to Pastor at the Church of the Good Shepherd, in 2001. In 2005, Pastor Pasley completed his Masters Degree in Theological Studies at Faith Evangelical Seminary, in Tacoma Washington; and after laboring faithfully at Good Shepard for 5 years, he established Greater Grace Baptist Church, in East Oakland. In 2007, as Greater Grace sought a permanent building and Ephesian Missionary Baptist Church sought a new pastor, Greater Grace merged with the Ephesian church family, and Pastor Pasley was selected to serve as Senior Pastor. In 2010, Pastor Pasley earned his Doctorate Degree of Ministry in Strategic Leadership, where he placed a great interest in evangelism and discipleship within the African-American church. To date, Dr. Pasley has participated in various revivals nationwide and is regarded by many congregations throughout Oakland as an excellent Bible-based teacher, servant of God, and for his love and compassion toward those that are less fortunate. In addition to his Pastoral capabilities at Ephesian, Dr. Pasley serves as the Nationwide Evangelism Training (NET) Coordinator, is the founder of the Ephesian Baptist Church Feeding Ministry, and a spiritual adviser to many young men within the Oakland community. Dr. Pasley is an anointed vessel of God - helping to lead many into making the most important decision of their lives - accepting Jesus Christ as their personal Lord and Savior. Dr. Michael and First Lady Linda Pasley are the proud parents of four children and grandparents of three grandchildren.

What Members Say

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  • I called you today to ask you to join Adamika Village on May 31st, Memorial Day, from 8:00 pm to 8:30 pm to pray for Oakland and for an end to the wanton violence that have killed 56 beloved souls this year. We need God's spirit in Liberation Park to stop the violence that has permeated our community. Liberation Park is 7101 Foothill Blvd. We ask that this week and Sunday, you encourage your parishioners, friends and family to join this candlelight vigil for 30 minutes for prayer and meditation. Last Sunday, powerful words were spoken at Adamika Village's "Pull up for Peace" walk that began at Hunts Berry Market where Freeman Griffin was shot over twenty times and culminated in Concordia Park where Reuben Lewis, father of three and beloved coach, was gunned down in front of dozens of young football players. Trauma. David Muhammad, Executive Director of the National Institute for Criminal Justice Reform said "To end this violence we are going to have to love on our people more than they hate themselves. When we bring that Agape love, that unconditional love, then we will see true transformation on these streets." Pastor Michael McBride, Keynote Speaker of the day said "We have too much violence in our communities and not enough healing in our community. Did you know that the largest provider for mental health provider for Black men in America is jails and prisons?" McBride went on to explain the trauma that occurs in the Black community from birth for Black people and that it is time to bring a "healing" to the Black community. If we are to heal "EVERYONE MUST DO SOMETHING". Please join us this Monday, show solidarity and pour love on Deep East Oakland where 65% of homicides are occurring in Oakland. If not us. . .who? Please share this with other pastors, peacemakers and meditation practitioners. Thank you PEACE IN THE STREETS! For more information please reach out 323-490-6127 with a 400% rise in homicides in Oakland it's time for a peace movement in Oakland. We need your help.
  • Ephesians Missionary Baptist Church is the greatest!!!! I have been a member of this church since Dr. Michael Pasley. has been leading this ministry, and I enjoy each and every Sunday I attend. His sermons, or teachings, are awesome, and so educational. He breaks down the scriptures, so any person can understand, relate, and apply them to their own lives. The choir is the best in the Bay Area, and believe me, they minister a powerful message through song. Our members are so polite, nice, and encouraging that when you are not present in church, you are missed, and someone will be calling you to see if you are in need of anything. It's my extended family, away from home and I love each and every one of them and am so proud to be associated with this church, and appreciate the spiritual journey that Dr. Michael Pasley, my Pastor is leading me on. Praise God for him!
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