Holman Street Baptist Church: ‘To Make Sinners Disciples For Christ’

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Welcome to Holman Street Baptist Church. Christ is our main focus because He paid the ultimate price for mankind. Come and join us for Sunday Morning worship or one of our week day worship experiences. This is the place where Christ is exalted and people build relationships with God and each other. Come and see why HSBC is the church of the new Millennium.

OUR MISSION: TO BRING SINNERS INTO THE CHURCH – TO MAKE SINNERS DISCIPLES FOR CHRIST – TO SEND DISCIPLES OUT INTO THE WORLD TO SERVE

Holman Street Baptist Church of Houston, Texas is a Progressive Church with an aggressive ministry, which extends throughout the world. The central thrust and focus of the Holman Street ministry is dedicated to executing the commandments and commissions of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. The basis for this thrust and focus is derived from The Great Commission given to all Christian disciples in the gospel of Matthew 28:19, 20 which says “Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit: Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even until the end of the world. Amen.”

From the practical side of life, Holman Street Church ministry is dedicated to teaching and implementing Christian principles in the lives of the resident membership that will enable them to be better stewards over the daily agenda of their lives in a Christian way. The local campus buildings are designed to enter to worship and leave to serve. Our service is serving God by helping others. All established ministries and activities for discipleship in Holman Street should always meet four human needs:

1. Spiritual

2. Educational

3. Cultural

4. Social

The Bible is our teaching manual for all ministries and activities under girded by Holman Street, internally and externally. We believe it to be the inerrant Word of God to man and that the values contained within are kept holy by spiritual practice and the highest sacred regard for its principles.

The scope of Holman Street’s ministry is not limited to its local membership. It is the express aim of Holman Street to be a model of the Master’s ministry to the larger surrounding community. Jesus intends for each disciple or representing entity to be a “light” to the world. The light of Holman Street’s ministry shall be in the service it provides to the external community in which it is located. This service will directly reflect the image of God through Jesus Christ whose objectives in earthly ministry are listed in Luke 4:18, 19, which says, “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because He has anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor. He hath sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to preach deliverance to the captives, and recovering sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord.”

ABOUT THE PASTOR

Since 1977 the Holman Street Baptist Church has been under the dynamic leadership of the illustrious Manson B. Johnson. He was born in Nashville, Tennessee and reared in Starkville, Mississippi. His father a pastor and his mother a schoolteacher. He left Starkville after graduating from high school and went to Houston, Texas in pursuit of a college degree. Pastor Johnson earned a Bachelors degree in History and Government from Texas Southern University and a certified degree in mathematics from Prairie View A & M University.

After earning his degree, Pastor Johnson went into the field of education and began teaching at Cullen Middle School in the Houston Independent School District. There he served as head of the Mathematics department. He quickly earned the reputation of a no nonsense teacher who was committed to raising the performance of his students in math. Many of his students have come back to tell about the powerful influence he has had on their lives. Others are now faithful members of Holman Street Baptist Church.

During his college years, Pastor Johnson united with Holman Street Baptist Church, a thriving church in the inner City of Houston, located between Texas Southern University and the University of Houston. College students flocked to the church on Sunday mornings to hear powerful preaching and singing. He became an active member of the choir, mission, and Sunday School.

He accepted his calling to preach and was later named youth pastor. He worked diligently with the youth programs, developing and expanding that ministry to draw young people into Christian service. His passion for youth development is evident even today for the strong force of youth ministry has significantly impacted the church, the families and the community. Pastor Johnson’s leadership at Holman Street Baptist Church has caused the church to grow in membership and become a dynamic force in the Third Ward Community. His ministry has moved this area of the city into a prominent position politically and economically. Because of his commitment to the revitalization of the Third Ward Community, the face of the community has changed and it challenges the city officials to no longer dismiss this area as stagnant and unproductive.

On September 20, 1998, Holman Street Baptist Church moved into a new worship center under the leadership and direction of Shepherd Johnson. HSBC averages 1100 members per Sunday, with two (2) morning services: 7:15am & 10:30am and evening Lord Supper served at 5pm – 6pm on the First Sunday of each month. HSBC has numerous ministries and averages about 300 members in its Sunday School-Life Training Classes.

The evangelism and outreach ministry conduct revivals lead missions and door to door outreach. The Deacon Ministry serves the membership through divisions where they minister to the families in their divisions in every area of their need. Sunday morning services are filled with praise and worship, for where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.

Choirs sing and members are active participants in worship. Pastor Johnson blends together three elements – praise, prayer and preaching each Sunday to lead the congregation into an electrifying experience, charged with excitement and energy. Make a joyful noise unto the Lord is certainly evident at Holman Street when you walk into the midst of the services.

Pastor Johnson’s preaching is par excellent. His ability to communicate the Bible and make relevant to everyday life is certainly a gift from God. He is a sought after speaker and conduct revivals throughout the country yearly. In Addition to being a dynamic preacher, Pastor Johnson possesses extraordinary gift of teaching. Pastor Johnson conducts various seminars from Financial Stewardship to Church Development.

Pastor Johnson has done phenomenal things in the many years of pastoral ministry. Both his religious ministry and his community involvement speak of a man who has devoted his life to his Lord and to the body of people he serves.

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