At East Lawrence Baptist Church, we want to help you take the next steps towards a fruitful and fulfilling life in Jesus Christ.  Whether you’re looking for answers, yearning to connect with others, or desiring to strengthen your daily walk with The Lord, we here at ELBC would like to help you take those next steps.


The first step to living a life pleasing to God is to have a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. One must trust in Christ alone as the only way to God and eternal life in heaven. If you have never accepted Christ as your personal Savior, have questions, or would like to learn more, please take the time to contact us today.


After accepting Jesus Christ as your personal Savior, the next step is to obey God’s command to be baptized by immersion. The act of baptism doesn’t save one or make that person righteous. It’s simply a public declaration of one’s unashamed faith in Jesus and his or her commitment to following Him. Baptism signifies that we are dead to our former life of sin and that we have new life in Christ as it pictures His death, burial, and resurrection. If you are considering baptism, please contact us by either calling 570.827.2642 or by submitting the form found here.


After baptism, we encourage you to join the East Lawrence Baptist Church family.  Prior to joining ELBC, we have potential new members attend our Grounded, Growing, & Going class.  As Christians, we should continually be growing in our faith in Jesus Christ.  In order to do that, we need to apply biblical truths to our lives.  One of the ways this is accomplished is being an active participant in a community of believers.  The godly relationships that are developed in a local church family will help your spiritual development as you continue to grow in the grace and the knowledge of The Lord Jesus Christ.  The primary way to connect with others at ELBC is through our 3G Groups which regularly meet on Sundays at 9:45 am.  Once you’re connected we will try to help you to continually grow in your faith so that you can go out and make disciples of Jesus Christ (Matthew 28:18-20).