Corinth Baptist Church is located on the west side of Elizabeth City, NC, about the same distance west of the Outer Banks, about an hour south of Norfolk, VA, and about one and a half hours northeast of Greenville, NC. Elizabeth City is located on the Pasquotank River with a population of just over 17,000, and Pasquotank County has a population of over 39,000.
Corinth’s total church membership is 1,000+ individuals. We currently offer one morning worship service at 10AM, with Sunday School at 9AM.. The average attendance for the service is around 250. Our Sunday school averages around 250 individuals. We have a Sunday evening service which varies in format including mission trip reports, youth services, music specials, preaching and monthly church conferences. On Wednesday evenings we have a family meal time (from September to May). Following the meal we have mission emphasis for all age groups.
Corinth has a very active and involved youth and children’s ministry; including children’s choirs, children’s church, basketball, camps, Vacation Bible School, mission trips, etc. Corinth has an adult choir, senior choir, children’s choirs, handbell group, instrumental group, and Devotion (mixed singing group with guitar, bass and drums). Dr. Farren Roper serves as Senior Pastor and has been at Corinth since April 2017. Our church has two part-time secretaries, and a part-time financial secretary.
Corinth Baptist Church is made up of a diverse group of individuals. Farmers, doctors, nurses, school teachers, school administrative staff, professional, self-employed, homemakers, retirees, business owners, and military service personnel make up the congregation of Corinth Baptist Church. The median age of the congregation is about 45 years. Corinth’s worship services follow the traditional Southern Baptist style of service, which includes hymns and choir anthems. Special services are conducted occasionally throughout the year.
Corinth Baptist Church has special services throughout the year, including Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve services, fifth Sunday night singspirations, praise services, Christmas and Easter choir cantatas, etc. Our church has several musical groups which share in our services from time to time. Instruments included in the groups include drums, bass and lead guitars, trumpets, cornets, trombones, flutes, etc. Instruments in the church include a baby grand piano, pipe organ and handbells.
Corinth partners with the Chowan Baptist Association, which consists of 66 churches, to minister and reach the unchurched and lost for Christ. We plan events/activities in an effort to support, encourage and minister to our community, such as: food drives for the Albemarle Food Bank, devotionals at Winslow’s Nursing Home, Fall festivals, drive-thru Nativity, and Disaster Relief and Recovery teams.
If we can be of help to you, please let us know. It is our desire to be a Christ-like example in our community and to carry the message of Christ to the far places of this world.