Church History

          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.

          For five years, from 1995 to 2000, the church worshipped in several locations and shared a sanctuary with other ministries in a few locations.  In September 2000, God blessed, and we were able to purchase the church building located at 4 N. Broadway. While the building was not in the best condition, the church was able to renovate the sanctuary, upper floor and lower level fellowship hall.

          In July 2009, Rev. Dr. Michael Wayne Hopkins left to serve as Pastor of the Third Baptist Church in Washington, DC.  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 became the Pastor on the first Sunday in September 2009, and she was duly installed on September 19, 2010.

          Under Dr. Booth’s leadership the church has grown significantly in membership and ministry.  She has reinstituted the traditional religious worship services, ordained officers to the Diaconate Ministry, established the LOLBC Ministry Training School and licensed several persons to the gospel ministry.  She established a Recovery Addictions Ministry, Women’s Ministry, Church Choir, Children’s Sunday School, Audio Ministry, Youth Usher Board, Vacation Bible School, Health and Wellness Ministry, Education Ministry, Evangelism Ministry and Outreach Ministry. 

          Dr. Booth has a love and heart for the community and as a result community partnerships have been established with local schools, Johns Hopkins Child & Adolescent Psychology to offer Parenting Classes, Baltimore City Schools – School Everyday! Program, and other community organizations in District 12, Powell Recovery Center, Valley Bridge House, Inc, and the Jewish Museum.  These partnerships allow the church and community to collaborate on initiatives to better serve the East Baltimore community-at-large.


Our Mission

The mission of the Lamb of Life Baptist Church is to make disciples for Jesus Christ based on Matthew 28:19-20, “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.”  We are committed to making disciples for Jesus Christ by spreading the gospel message that people might believe, receive and grow in the faith through worship, education, and service.


Our Vision

The vision of the Lamb of Life Baptist Church is to serve all people by embracing Christ’s call to offer salvation, healing, and wholeness for every aspect of life:  spiritual, emotional and physical.


Our Purpose

We treat people with dignity, respect and compassion, we receive and honor each person’s unique gifts, and we actively seek partnerships with churches, schools, and non-profit organizations as part of our ministry to the broader community.  We look for improvement and innovation, in all we do, to reach people for the Kingdom of God.















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