Thank you for taking the time to find out more about Canaan Missionary Baptist Church and our community. Canaan Missionary Baptist Church was established in Newark, NJ in 1950. We hope that after you look through our website and attend our worship service, you will consider becoming a more active part of our growing community of faith.
Lead by Pastor Reverend Michael L. Fisher, Canaan Missionary Baptist Church offers many ministries for people of all ages and walks of life who are looking to strengthen their relationship with Christ. We offer ministries in Building Fund, CBC Food Pantry Minstry, Couple’s Ministry, Intermediate Choir, Junior Choir, Male Chorus, Missionary Ministry, Nurse’s Unit, Outreach Ministry, Pastor’s Aid, Praise Dance, Senior Choir, Usher’s Board Unit, Women’s Ministry, and Youth Bible Study.

Mission Statement

The purpose of this Church shall be: a) The making public and teaching of the Gospel of Jesus Christ; b) The extension of the Kingdom of God, at home and abroad; c) The Promotion and furtherance of the spiritual and moral welfare of its members and others attendant upon its Ministry; d) The betterment of the community in which it labors and serves.

A Community of Faith

Our church is not just about a weekly service on a Sunday morning or an occasional Bible study. We are a community of faith sharing our lives together throughout the week as well. Our community may offer weekly meetings, support groups and mission trips, but these are just the outward signs of life of this “Body of Christ.”
Our common faith in our Lord Jesus paints the way we “do life together” and is the undercurrent of all our social interactions. We share our joys, successes and good times. We also share our hurts, disappointments and failures. Our Christian walk of faith encourages us to trust in God whatever the circumstance. As the Apostle Paul wrote, “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.” (Philippians 4:13)

We Are Followers

Ultimately, Christians are merely followers of Jesus. We aspire to His teachings, we are taught by the Bible, and are daily surrendering our lives to the guidance of the Holy Spirit. This is what is meant by the proclamation, “Jesus is Lord,” that has become a cliché in today’s lexicon. In the simplest terms, it means we allow God, in the person of Jesus, to take the driver’s seat and we go along for the ride!

Popular culture is in direct conflict with this approach to life, so we find that we need a support group of fellow believers to help us on this journey. That is what our church community is all about. We have people in many different stages of that journey. Whether you’re a seeker and not sure what you believe yet, a new believer struggling with your new identity in Christ or a veteran Christian, you’ll find others here that you can connect with right where you are.

We look forward to taking the journey with you!