The Mount Ephraim Baptist Church of Atlanta Georgia was organized on June 15, 1970 in the apartment where pastor R L White lived. There were only 15 people present, 13 joined, and they took up a collection of $15.00. This tiny group of people had no idea what god would do through this ministry. The pastor, Dr. R.L. White was a young man at the age of 26, but was determined to lead the church the way god wanted it to go. In the 40 years following the organization date god has blessed the ministry to achieve distinction in many areas:
1) 1988 The fastest growing church in north america
2) A national television ministry on the word network that reach 34 million homes in the united states, and 125 foreign countries.
3) A ministry in Ghana West Africa, where Mount Ephraim has built a church, an elementary school, and is currently building a hospital.
4) Mount Ephraim also has a local T.V. Ministry that feeds to several stations in Georgia that reaches another 900, 000 viewers
5) Several albums and CD releases of which three have gone to the national billboard magazine.
6) A homeless ministry that feeds 50 to 100 homeless men daily,
7) Many health concerns support groups
8) And a multi million dollar budget annually.
Dr. White has gone back to school and achieved four degrees:
1) An associate degree from Atlanta junior college,
2) A bachelor of ministry degree, Luther rice seminary,
3) A master of divinity degree from the morehouse school of religion, of the interdenominational theological center in Atlanta,
4) A doctor of ministry degree from that same institution.
Presently Dr. White holds key positions within the community designed to help humanity:
1) President of the Atlanta branch of the NAACP,
2) President of the national alumni of the ITC
3) Secretary of the board of trustrees of the itc
4) Chairman of the state ministers conference of the general baptist convention of Georgia.
To celebrate the 40th anniversary of Mt Ephraim, a 200 voice choir from the church came together and recently recorded, what is destined to become a top selling CD in this country, entitled "hold out" this title tune was written by dr. White. This CD is a two volume CD that captures the spirit of praise that emanates from a traditional choir, sprinkled with contemporary sounds. The climax of this musical effort is an exhortation by Dr. White inviting worshippers to "lets go to church". Anybody who hears this CD will be convinced that this is a project ordained of god.
Thanks be to god for his blessings on the mt. Ephraim Baptist church of Atlanta and its charismatic pastor, pastor R.L. White for a wonderful celebration CD.
Celebration of 40 Years Service to God and the Community