About House Of Worship

A DYNAMIC CONGREGATION IN THE HEART OF RICHMOND

 

 WHO ARE WE? 

  Your belief system is very important to your spiritual life. Offered below is  what we teach here at Providence . This system of belief is the result of years of study and prayer. Take time to read and study them.

1. We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is sovereign and there is no power or force that dare claim equality to Him. God is perfect in all his attributes, guiding all matters of life according to his will and good pleasure. God has uniquely offered Himself to us through the perfect and supreme revelation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world. Genesis 1-2; I Chronicles 29:11-17; John 1:1-18

2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Through the Virgin Mary He experienced the struggle of humanity. Being fashioned and formed as a servant, He submitted Himself to death and because of his obedience to the will of God was raised to new life, thus providing salvation for all who will, by faith receive Him as Savior and Lord. He now sits on the right hand of God, making intercession for us and preparing to return to reign eternally as Lord of all. Luke 2:1-20; Acts 4:11; I Corinthians 15, Philippians 2:5-11

3. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, the agent of Jesus Christ, released to all believers at the moment of salvation to convict us, correct us, inspire us and instruct us. John 14-15; Romans 8:26

4. We believe that Humanity is the supreme creation of the eternal God, made for His glory and created to achieve His purpose. However, because of the reality of demonic presence, broke covenant with God our creator in the Garden of Eden. God, in His infinite love, sent Jesus Christ to redeem us and because of His sacrificial and substitutionary death, we can through faith claim covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This we call discipleship. We are thus in covenant with God and are called to seek those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. This we call evangelism. Genesis 1-2; Psalms 18; Matthew 16:13-24; Romans 6

5. We believe that the Church is a community of persons who have claimed, through faith, Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. She is the creation of the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, called to proclaim Him in the world to all who sincerely desire to experience God. The church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to the ministry of good works, which is defined in Acts 2:41-47.

6. We believe that Sin is the willful departure from the will and word of God. As the Apostle Paul defined it in Romans 3:23, it is “missing of the mark”, which is defined and determined by God in Jesus Christ. Due to the fall of humanity in the Garden, sin can only be conquered through an empowered and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

7. We believe that because of our faith in Jesus Christ, we will one day experience the Second Resurrection. This is the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reclaim all whom dared to live a life of worship and work to His glory. This will precede the Tribulation, which will serve as the period of punishment of those who failed to confess Him as Lord. Those who are raptured will experience a judgment where they will be rewarded for their faithfulness on the earth. I Corinthians 15; I Thessalonians 5

 

 



 


 

About House Of Worship

A DYNAMIC CONGREGATION IN THE HEART OF RICHMOND

 

 WHO ARE WE? 

  Your belief system is very important to your spiritual life. Offered below is  what we teach here at Providence . This system of belief is the result of years of study and prayer. Take time to read and study them.

1. We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is sovereign and there is no power or force that dare claim equality to Him. God is perfect in all his attributes, guiding all matters of life according to his will and good pleasure. God has uniquely offered Himself to us through the perfect and supreme revelation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world. Genesis 1-2; I Chronicles 29:11-17; John 1:1-18

2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Through the Virgin Mary He experienced the struggle of humanity. Being fashioned and formed as a servant, He submitted Himself to death and because of his obedience to the will of God was raised to new life, thus providing salvation for all who will, by faith receive Him as Savior and Lord. He now sits on the right hand of God, making intercession for us and preparing to return to reign eternally as Lord of all. Luke 2:1-20; Acts 4:11; I Corinthians 15, Philippians 2:5-11

3. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, the agent of Jesus Christ, released to all believers at the moment of salvation to convict us, correct us, inspire us and instruct us. John 14-15; Romans 8:26

4. We believe that Humanity is the supreme creation of the eternal God, made for His glory and created to achieve His purpose. However, because of the reality of demonic presence, broke covenant with God our creator in the Garden of Eden. God, in His infinite love, sent Jesus Christ to redeem us and because of His sacrificial and substitutionary death, we can through faith claim covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This we call discipleship. We are thus in covenant with God and are called to seek those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. This we call evangelism. Genesis 1-2; Psalms 18; Matthew 16:13-24; Romans 6

5. We believe that the Church is a community of persons who have claimed, through faith, Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. She is the creation of the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, called to proclaim Him in the world to all who sincerely desire to experience God. The church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to the ministry of good works, which is defined in Acts 2:41-47.

6. We believe that Sin is the willful departure from the will and word of God. As the Apostle Paul defined it in Romans 3:23, it is “missing of the mark”, which is defined and determined by God in Jesus Christ. Due to the fall of humanity in the Garden, sin can only be conquered through an empowered and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

7. We believe that because of our faith in Jesus Christ, we will one day experience the Second Resurrection. This is the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reclaim all whom dared to live a life of worship and work to His glory. This will precede the Tribulation, which will serve as the period of punishment of those who failed to confess Him as Lord. Those who are raptured will experience a judgment where they will be rewarded for their faithfulness on the earth. I Corinthians 15; I Thessalonians 5

 

 



 


 

About Providence Baptist Church

A DYNAMIC CONGREGATION IN THE HEART OF RICHMOND

 

 WHO ARE WE? 

  Your belief system is very important to your spiritual life. Offered below is  what we teach here at Providence . This system of belief is the result of years of study and prayer. Take time to read and study them.

1. We believe that God is the creator and sustainer of all things. He is sovereign and there is no power or force that dare claim equality to Him. God is perfect in all his attributes, guiding all matters of life according to his will and good pleasure. God has uniquely offered Himself to us through the perfect and supreme revelation of Jesus Christ, the Son of God and Savior of the world. Genesis 1-2; I Chronicles 29:11-17; John 1:1-18

2. We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God. Through the Virgin Mary He experienced the struggle of humanity. Being fashioned and formed as a servant, He submitted Himself to death and because of his obedience to the will of God was raised to new life, thus providing salvation for all who will, by faith receive Him as Savior and Lord. He now sits on the right hand of God, making intercession for us and preparing to return to reign eternally as Lord of all. Luke 2:1-20; Acts 4:11; I Corinthians 15, Philippians 2:5-11

3. We believe that the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, the agent of Jesus Christ, released to all believers at the moment of salvation to convict us, correct us, inspire us and instruct us. John 14-15; Romans 8:26

4. We believe that Humanity is the supreme creation of the eternal God, made for His glory and created to achieve His purpose. However, because of the reality of demonic presence, broke covenant with God our creator in the Garden of Eden. God, in His infinite love, sent Jesus Christ to redeem us and because of His sacrificial and substitutionary death, we can through faith claim covenant relationship with God through Jesus Christ. This we call discipleship. We are thus in covenant with God and are called to seek those who do not know Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. This we call evangelism. Genesis 1-2; Psalms 18; Matthew 16:13-24; Romans 6

5. We believe that the Church is a community of persons who have claimed, through faith, Jesus Christ as their Savior and Lord. She is the creation of the life, death, burial and resurrection of Jesus Christ, called to proclaim Him in the world to all who sincerely desire to experience God. The church is empowered by the Holy Spirit to the ministry of good works, which is defined in Acts 2:41-47.

6. We believe that Sin is the willful departure from the will and word of God. As the Apostle Paul defined it in Romans 3:23, it is “missing of the mark”, which is defined and determined by God in Jesus Christ. Due to the fall of humanity in the Garden, sin can only be conquered through an empowered and intimate relationship with Jesus Christ.

7. We believe that because of our faith in Jesus Christ, we will one day experience the Second Resurrection. This is the imminent return of the Lord Jesus Christ to reclaim all whom dared to live a life of worship and work to His glory. This will precede the Tribulation, which will serve as the period of punishment of those who failed to confess Him as Lord. Those who are raptured will experience a judgment where they will be rewarded for their faithfulness on the earth. I Corinthians 15; I Thessalonians 5

 

 



 


 

BISHOP A.L. COBBS, JR.

        

Rev. Albert Leon Cobbs, Jr., was the Youth Pastor and Minister of Music at the Harmony Missionary Baptist Church in Oakland, CA where he served for over 25 years, under the leadership of  the late Pastor A.L. Cobbs, Sr.  He accepted his calling in 1994 and has been spreading the Gospel throughout Northern California.
 
After attending Trinity College where he earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Theology, Rev. A.L. Cobbs, Jr. has focused his ministry on family values and young people; ministering to them and giving them the assurance of knowing that God loves and cares for them.  Rev. A.L. Cobbs, Jr. and his wife are also authors of the book “I Can Hear The Sound of The Abundance of Rain.”
 
In November 2005, Rev. A.L. Cobbs, Jr. was called to pastor the Providence Baptist Church, 314 So. 12th Street in Richmond, CA.  He is excited about the vision that God has given him and he is teaching, preaching, and the Word of God is truly going forth.  He is the State Director for the Northern California State Full Gospel Baptist Church Fellowship under the leadership of Presiding Bishop, Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III; and Founding Bishop, Bishop Paul S. Morton. 
 
In September, 2014, he completed his Master of Divinity from Trinity College Bible Theological Seminary and is currently enrolled in a PhD program. On June 26, 2017, in Orlando, FL, Pastor Cobbs along with 11 other delegates received a Certificate of Consecration as Bishop in the Full Gospel Baptist Church International Fellowship, under the leadership and guidance of Presiding Bishop, Bishop Joseph W. Walker, III and Founding Bishop, Bishop Paul S. Morton.  To God be the Glory!   
 
Bishop A.L.Cobbs, Jr. and his wife of 31 years, Lady Carolyn Cobbs, reside in American Canyon, CA.  God has blessed them with two beautiful gifted children, now all grown up, Clarice and Christopher.


NEXT SPEAKING ENGAGEMENT

LADY CAROLYN COBBS

                                    


I must truly thank and reverence God for my being.  God is my everything and I adore and praise Him with all that I am because He changed me and saved my life. 

It has been a struggle and not all the time I understood what God wanted me to do.  Let me tell you, when God has something for you to do, you will do it!  I was kicking and screaming but God got my attention and I am working as a servant on His program.  Oh, how I understand and have felt His presence in my life.  I love the Lord because He first loved me. 
 
My Brothers and Sisters in Christ, be encouraged and seek God in everything you do.  Society is corrupt, violence is overwhelming, and the devil is on his job.  Each day our eyes open to a new dawning, it is an opportunity to do better and we need God’s Holy Spirit to keep us.  Let us love one another as God has commanded us to love.  As servants on God’s program, there is no room for hatred, envy, jealousy, or strife.  As one body in Christ, there are many members and each limb compliments the other, “Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God “(1 John 4:7).

Let us work as servants of God while we can and whenever the opportunity arises to evangelize, we should speak boldly as Paul reminds us in Romans 1:16 “For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.”  God has left His Word as our guide and the Holy Spirit as our comforter. 

I am fully committed and dedicated to the cause of Christ.  While working hard behind the scenes for God, as a servent leader to Bishop Cobbs and the ministry, business professional, wife, mother, and working towards the perfecting of the Saints through teaching Young Daughters of Virtue (YDOV) Sunday school class, I get tired and need encouragement too.  Please keep me in your prayers because God is not through with me yet.  I was blessed in March 2016 to complete my Master's Degree in Psychology, I will continue to seek God in faith, serve with humility, strive towards excellence and obedience because I want to hear Him say, "Well done my good and faithful servant, well done!  Praises, Love and Blessings.