One Mission, For Many Languages

The Move of God in Baltimore

by EECB Elders

Worship at the Ethiopian Evangelical Church Baltimore. Photo provided by EECB Elders.

The Ethiopian Evangelical Church Baltimore is located in Baltimore, Maryland. Believers from Ethiopia and Eritrea gather together in fellowship. We are affiliated with Meserete Kristos Church. Our worship is conducted in Amharic, the national language of Ethiopia. The church started in 1991 when a few believers met and formed a Bible study group.  Later the Lord grew the group, and they started to have church services on Sunday afternoons. Soon after that it became affiliated with LMC.  In 1998 the church became incorporated, and in 2004 it acquired its own building and facilities.

Meserete Kristos Church Leaders share their growth plan. Photo by Carl Horning.

Community outreach is three-fold. First, our local evangelism team takes the message of the gospel to Ethiopians and Eritreans who live in the Baltimore Metro area through the street and door-to-door ministry. Second, our youth group is growing into an English-speaking church with its own mission to reach English speaking communities. This is our plan, and we believe “…with God all things are possible” (Mathew 19: 26). Third, we have a mission outreach in Ethiopia and are supporting gospel workers in rural areas. We believe that work will soon grow into a church planting movement.

These strategies are our approach to implement the Great Commission. Our overall approach is to encourage every believer to be an effective witness for the Lord Jesus Christ.

The Amharic Language
Amharic is the official language of Ethiopia. It is one of the many Semitic languages, which includes Hebrew, Aramaic, and Arabic. It is the second-most common Semitic language in the world. Amharic is spoken in Eritrea and Egypt. More than 9 million people speak the language in Africa, the middle East and among immigrant populations around the world. It has a specialized alphabet


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