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Cumberland County Maranatha Baptist Church History

“Behold, I build a house to the name of the LORD my God, to dedicate it to him…” II Chronicles 2:4

On June 16, 1974 Father’s Day, Pastor Ernest Moore delivered his first message to his new congregation at Cedarville Baptist Church in Cedarville, N.J. Within two years the Lord blessed this preacher’s work and built the congregation to overflowing. Revival had come to this little country church. It was time to expand God’s work. Plans were made to add to the present building in order to reach the community with the gospel of Christ. Plans came to a halt due to lack of parking. Pastor Moore had a vision for the people of Cumberland County.

“Where there is no vision, the people perish” Proverbs 29:18.

Pastor Moore saw a sign on Rt. 49 “33 acres for sale.” This ground was in the midst of three metropolitan areas: Bridgeton, Millville and Vineland.

Pastor prayed and took this information to his board of deacons. With much prayer, supplication and thanksgiving {Philippians 4:16} this proposal to purchase this property was presented to the congregation.

January 4, 1981 the vision of a faithful, God loving Pastor came to fruition with the first service of CCMBC being held in the Fellowship Hall with 227 in attendance.

On October 30th 2010 Pastor Moore stepped down from his pulpit but not from serving His Lord. His vision and faithfulness to preaching the gospel has prepared many for that glorious day of going Home to Heaven. {Matthew 24:44}

As always, the Lord is faithful and has sent our second Pastor, who has like vision for Maranatha Baptist Church, Cumberland County and the whole World. On November 7, 2010 Pastor Gary Wimberly assumed the responsibility of Senior Pastor. He is from Jacksonville, Florida and studied at Trinity Baptist College in Florida. His wife Melodie is gifted in music, teaching and ministering to the needs in the Church. Pastor and Melodie have two sons: Luke and Ethan

1524 Bridgeton Millville Pk
Millville, NJ 08332  •  856.455.8818