15 Rose Street
Willingboro, NJ 08046
Rev. Danny E. Scotton Sr., Pastor
Twelve years ago I was installed as the second pastor in the
history of the Alpha Baptist Church's history. At the
time, I wasn't sure what the Lord had in store for us.
Within the first few months, it became very clear that
"God is With Us!" For twelve years, God has
blessed our fellowship tremendously. We have experienced
unbelievable numerical growth as well as financial
growth. Yet, the most important blessing has been the
spiritual growth of the membership. There is visible
Twelve years ago we were in survival mode. Today we are a
thriving church with great expectations as to what God
wants to do with us. We take very seriously the
Scripture that reminds us that, "From everyone who has
been given much, much will be demanded" (Luke 12:48). We
have so much to thank God for. The increase belongs to
the Lord and we are drinking from the saucer (the
Twelve years ago we challenged our community to "Look At
Us!" (Acts 3:4b), and they have. We have truly become a
community church and our community knows it. It is my
pleasure to pastor such a great church in such a great
community. As we become more Missional Minded, we will
see more clearly the needs of our community and become
an even greater instrument for the Lord's Service.
Twelve years ago I accepted the call to pastor Alpha. It
has not been easy, but it has been very rewarding
personally for my family and me. I thank my wife, First
Lady Linda and my sons, Danny Jr. and Terrance, for
sharing me with our church and community. Only I know
the sacrifices they each have made so that I might
pastor Alpha. Thank you Alpha for your love, support and
understanding as I have given my all to serve as your
pastor. I look forward to ten more years, "if the Lord
people in, give them a healthy place to truly worship God,
encourage them to tell someone else about the Good News of
Jesus, train them to apply God's Word to their life and prepare
them to do ministry.
Attention: All Youth--Here we are approaching
Black History Month! The Annual Black History Program is scheduled
for Sunday, February 22, 2015 at 3:00PM. This year's theme will
continue as "Famous First". Youth and adults, please sign up for the
Annual African Garb Fashion Show!!! For more information, contact
The Youth Band will
rehearse Monday, February 9th and 16th from 4:00 until 5:30PM for
the Black History Program. All members are reminded to bring
instruments and music binders. New members are welcome. Please
contact First Lady Lynn Scotton with any questions.
The Echoes of Joy will host a
farewell reception for brother Aaron Brooks-Roberts in the Fellowship
Hall immediately following the 11:00AM Worship Service.
The first Baptism of 2015 will
be held Sunday, March 8th in the Sanctuary following the 11:00AM Worship
Service. All interested candidates should contact Sister Sharon Johnson
at 609-472-6512. Pre-baptism class will be held Saturday, March 7th at
9:00AM. A meal will follow the Baptism in the Fellowship Hall.
The Marriage Ministry of Alpha
cordially invites you to participate in the "New Beginnings Ceremony",
(a renewal of wedding vows) on Valentines Day, Saturday, February 14th
at the Crowne Plaza in Cherry Hill. Tickets are $100.00 per couple.
Please contact Deacon Ralph/Sister Deborah Lee at 609-835-4897 or Deacon
Reggie/Sister Audrey Butler at 609-871-4554 for tickets and information.
Women in Progress will host
their first fellowship event of 2015 on February 6th at 6:30PM in the
Fellowship Hall. A sign-up sheet will be in the church lobby.