The Lamb of Life Baptist Church was created under the guidance and authority of the Holy Spirit through his servant, Rev. Michael W. Hopkins in June, 1994. A group of sixteen believers came together in unity to establish a name for the church, elect officers, and determine a location to begin the work of service to our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The first official worship service was held on the 4th Sunday in June 1994 in the Chapel at the Good Shepherd Baptist Church. The church was officially set apart in November 1994 under the guidance of Rev. Robert Hunt, Pastor-The Good Shepherd Baptist Church in Baltimore, Maryland.
In July 2009, Rev. Dr. Michael Wayne Hopkins left to serve as Pastor of the Third Baptist Church in Washington, DC. As the founder of Lamb of Life Baptist Church, Pastor Hopkins did not want to leave the church without a Shepherd. He began the formal search process and several candidates were consider for the Pastorate position. After the formal candidacy process and church election, God called Dr. Vanessa D. Booth to be the second pastor of the Lamb of Life Baptist Church.
Dr. Booth preached her first sermon at “The Lamb” on the first Sunday in September 2009, and she was duly installed on September 19, 2010. Since becoming Pastor, Dr. Booth has grown the membership significantly. She reestablished the traditional services of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Watchnight, Seven Last Words, Church and Pastoral Anniversary Services that were cancelled due to low membership. Dr. Booth implemented an Education Ministry, Family Life Ministry (Parenting Program) Outreach Ministry, Recovery Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Diaconate Ministry, Ministry Training School, and Praise Team Ministry.
In 2014, the church membership paid off the mortgage on the building at 4 N Broadway, and an substantive amount of debt that was hindering their financial progress. As a result, in 2017, the 2nd floor of the building that was unusable space was renovated to include a new HVAC system, offices, classrooms, restroom, kitchen and conference room.
Dr. Booth along with the members of Lamb of Life Baptist Church have provided greatly to the surrounding neighbors. Together, we have conducted Coats for Kids Drive, food giveaways, clothing drives, toiletries for the homeless, laundry supplies for the neighbors, Homework Help Program, Parenting Programs and other efforts through our Outreach Ministry.
In January 2020, our building at 4 N. Broadway was closed due to structural damage, COVID hit in March 2020, and we temporarily relocated to the Broadway Overlook Building at 1501 E. Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD and began worshipping on-line with Facebook, YouTube, and other media formats.
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