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Having been led, as we believe by the Spirit of God, to receive the Lord Jesus Christ as our Savior and,
on the profession of our faith, having been baptized in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the
Holy Spirit, we do now, in the presence of God, and this assembly, most solemnly and joyfully enter
into covenant with one another as one body in Christ.
We engage, therefore, by the aid of the Holy Spirit to walk together in Christian love; to strive for the
advancement of this church, in knowledge, holiness, and comfort; to promote its prosperity and
spirituality; to sustain its worship, ordinances, discipline, and doctrines; to contribute cheerfully and
regularly to the support of the ministry, the expenses of the church, the relief of the poor, and the spread
of the gospel through all nations.
We also engage to maintain family and secret devotions; to religiously educate our children; to seek the
salvation of our kindred and acquaintances; to walk circumspectly in the world; to be just in our
dealings, faithful in our engagements, and exemplary in our department; to avoid all tattling, backbiting
and excessive anger; to abstain from the sale of, and use of, intoxicating drinks as a beverage and to be
zealous in our efforts to advance the kingdom of our Savior.
We further engage to watch over one another in brotherly love; to remember one another in prayer; to
aid one another in sickness and distress; to cultivate Christian sympathy in feeling and Christian
courtesy in speech; to be slow to take offense, but always ready for reconciliation and mindful of the
rules of our Savior to secure it without delay.
We moreover engage that when we remove from this place we will, as soon as possible, unite with some
other church where we can carry out the spirit of this covenant and the principles of God’s Word.
The founding of Bakers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church can be traced back to Enoch Silvis Baker (1835-1910) who willed funds to build a church beside the Baker Family Cemetery. His request was that the church be named Bakers Chapel in memory of his wife, Prudence Allen Baker. Using virgin pine and cypress timber from the lands of Enoch Baker and his brother, John G. Baker, construction of the church began in 1910. The first services were held in the fall of 1911. Bakers Chapel Missionary Baptist Church began with 13 members and has grown over the years with the addition of new structures and property acquisitions. Since its founding, 28 pastors have served at Bakers Chapel including current pastor, Jeremy Todd.