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We Are "The Friendliest Church in the World!"
I want to personally welcome you to the friendliest church in the world!
There is something very special about Sundays. There is also something special about our church, and I am sure you will notice it. I am honored that you have decided to look at us more closely, and truly look forward to meeting you here when you come to service!
-- Pastor Mike Dinges --
Pastor Mike Dinges
Pastor Dinges has over thirty years of soul winning, Sunday School, and preaching experience. He also had times where he focused on Youth work and the Bus ministry.
He was born into a middle-class working family in New York City. He grew up in a very stable & predictable home and was saved at age seven.
In 1988, at age 21, he married his sweetheart, whom he had been dating for three and one half years. They have two wonderful children, Hannah Kathleen and Jakob Keith.
In 1993, he took a group of ten people and started the Peoples Baptist Church. Over the last 27+ years, they have met in homes, on driveways, rented a basement, and other buildings to meet in. The church is now on the northeast corner of Route 3 and the Garden State parkway. They have a beautiful brick building and parking lot and are completely debt free. The church is known as the “Friendliest Church in the World” and has people that certainly earn that reputation every Sunday. The church ministries are growing and new ones are started consistently.
Come For A Visit
In order for us to maintain a safe environment at People's Baptist Church, we are providing three identical services on Sunday in order to maintain social distancing for those attending. We have a 9 AM service and an 11 AM service. Temperatures are taken at the door and face coverings are required in the building. We are also offering a 6:30 PM service as well.
We trust that you would make one of these services your own, as we grow spiritually and help people despite the challenges we all face.
In 1992, Pastor Bulka and First Baptist Church of Caldwell had a vision to start another church east of their city. They organized and then called Pastor Dinges who was just out of Bible college to take over this new work. This church was started in a driveway in Bloomfield during the summer of 1993. We eventually rented a basement for two and a half years and several other buildings along the way. In 1998 we finally were able to obtain our permanent building on route 3. Since then we have been able to start many ministries, notably the Sunday School and our Bus Ministry.
Our Sunday School Ministry gives people an opportunity to use their talents to teach the Bible to various ages and stages of life. Our Bus Ministry goes into our surrounding cities and "brings them in".