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Church Celebrates Bible Institute Graduations

While Damascus Road Community Baptist Church was on a missions trip in Alaska, six people (two who are pictured here) professed Christ as Savior.

COCKEYSVILLE, Md.—Damascus Road Community Baptist Church is celebrating the graduation of students at Damascus Road Bible Institute.

The school, a ministry of this church since 2019, educates men and women at several campuses around the world. Students can earn certificates in Biblical studies, earn bachelor’s or master’s degrees in Biblical studies, or be awarded honorary doctorates.

The recent graduations took place at the school’s locations in Maryland, Sierra Leone, and Nigeria.

“In the midst of the pandemic, it was necessary to continue the school and train more disciples for Christ,” says Pastor Tony Lawson. In Sierra Leone, “classes for this year have already begun, and we are excited to see what God does at this school.”

God is also “still saving souls, even in the midst of the pandemic,” Tony says. Recently seven people joined his church, five were baptized, and six professed Christ as their Savior during the church’s missions trip to Anchorage, Alaska.

Damascus Road Community Baptist Church started in 2018. Last November, Generate gave the church a $30,000 grant to help the church move its ministries forward and to relocate to a larger building.