A Message From Our Pastor


Pastor Joel M. Small, Chief Servant

Pastor Joel M. Small, Chief Servant

First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill is so glad that GOD has laid it upon your heart to come visit our web ministry today. I sincerely believe everything God does is done with a purpose God had a reason he wanted you to fellowship with us today. I pray that the scriptures read and the sermon preached will lift you to higher heights in the Lord!

What visitors usually comment to me about our church is our spirit filled worship services. It is our desire that when you leave First Baptist today you will say, “There is no doubt the lord surely was in this place!” it is our sincere desire to provide an atmosphere of loving acceptance, where the people of God can grow spiritually through vibrant worship, powerful preaching and teaching; and a caring fellowship.

Once you enter the sanctuary and look around you will find that you are surrounded by people just like you-people who are filled with hopes and fears, joys and sorrows, strengths and weaknesses. The common thread is that despite our shortcomings, we all have a desire to become stronger disciples for our lord and savior Jesus Christ!

Here at the First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill our desire is to be “Christ Centered Determined Disciples “so whether you are a spiritual seeker just beginning your walk toward god, or a committed believer continuing you’re walk with him, you can find a home here at the first Baptist church of cherry hill you will find in your welcome package a list of our services held during the week.

Again, I along with the First Baptist family, rejoice that you have joined with us today. Let us together lift up our hands and voices in praise to the almighty God for he has and continues to do great things!!!

May GOD’s favor rest upon you!

Pastor Joel M. Small, Chief Servant

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October 21, 2001

Educational Background

· Pastor Small was educated in the Public Schools of Baltimore, Maryland. He graduated from Haverford College earning a BA in History and obtained a Master’s in Theology from St Mary’s Seminary in Baltimore, Maryland.

Family Information

Pastor Small is married to Lady Pamela Small, and they are the proud parents of two children: Alexandria and Alexander.


Pastor’s History With The Church

Pastor Small was employed by Wachovia Bank for 20 years until leaving for full-time ministry. He was licensed and ordained at the Enon Baptist Church and served as Assistant Pastor of the Enon Baptist Church under the Pastorate of Rev Dr. Arnold W. Howard from November 2002 until January 2005.

Pastor Small was called to the First Baptist Church of Cherry Hill in January 2005. He counts it an honor and privilege that God has called him to be the under-shepherd of the people of First Baptist. Pastor Small serves as Treasurer of the United Baptist Missionary Convention of Maryland, Inc.

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