MISSION

The mission of Noah’s Ark Missionary Baptist Church is to worship God, proclaim the good news of Jesus Christ for the salvation of the lost, study and teach God's Word for the maturing and equipping of the believers, minister to the needs of all people, and fellowship with one another.

VISION

What We Believe

"Transforming Lives for Kingdom Living"

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, infallible, authoritative, and final written Word of God.

 

We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in triune-ship  as Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

 

We believe in the deity of Jesus Christ, that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, died by shedding His blood on a cross, was resurrected according to Scripture, ascended to the right hand of the Father, will soon return in power and glory

We believe in the salvation of lost and sinful people, through the regenerative power of regenerative Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

 

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

 

We believe that the saved and lost will be resurrected; the saved unto the resurrection of life and the lost unto the resurrection of damnation.

We believe Jesus Christ provides a source of spiritual unity for those who have accepted Him as Lord and Sovereign Savior.

Objectives

Minister to the total community

 

Minister to the total person

 

Minister with the total gospel message

Worship

To Celebrate God's Presence

Glorify God through personal worship by regularly spending time alone with Him.

Glorify God through intentional corporate worship which meaningfully leads us to a greater love and knowledge of the Lord and personal renewal.

 

Communicate with God through prayer which is the energizing power of the Christian life.

Evangelism 

TO COMMUNICATE GOD’S WORD

Glorify God through personal worship by regularly spending time alone with Him.

Glorify God through intentional corporate worship which meaningfully leads us to a greater love and knowledge of the Lord and personal renewal.

 

Communicate with God through prayer which is the energizing power of the Christian life.

Discipleship

SPIRITUALLY MATURING THE SAINTS

Through involving believers in the consistent study and application of Scripture.

Through biblical instruction for maturity in personal, professional, and family life.l

Through empowering new believers with foundational precepts for a joyful Christian life.

Outreach

MINISTER TO THE NEEDS OF ALL

Through welcoming any new ministry which will help the church grow according to biblical principles.

Through caring for one another and using our resources to meet the needs of others.

Through developing meaningful programs for outreach to specific areas of needs of the Burke County community

Through leading every member to develop and utilize their spiritual gifts for the purpose of ministry.

Through administering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, asylums, and senior citizens’ homes; caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disadvant aged, and encouraging the economic development.

Methodology

Through leading every member to develop and utilize their spiritual gifts for the purpose of ministry.

 

Through administering to the needs of those in prisons, hospitals, nursing homes, asylums, and senior citizens’ homes; caring for the sick, the shut-in, the mentally and socially disadvant aged, and encouraging the economic development.

Equipping Community: It was he who gave some to be apostles, some to be prophets, some to be evangelists, and some to be pastors and teachers, to prepare God's people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ. Eph. 4:11-13

 

Engaging Community: He said to them, "Go into all the world and preach the good news to all creation." Mark 16:15

PASTOR

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     Karlton L Howard is the son of Henry L Howard and the late Thelma Jones Howard of Augusta, Georgia. The Green Grove Baptist Church under the leadership of the Reverend Lessel Leonard licensed him into the preaching ministry in November 1995. He was ordained into the gospel ministry in January of 1997 and installed as pastor of the Noah's Ark Missionary Baptist Church in Keysville, Georgia on January 16, 1997.


Karlton L Howard was educated in the public school system in Augusta, Georgia graduating from the Lucy C. Laney High School. He obtained his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from LaGrange College in LaGrange Georgia.

He received his certificate in Theology from the Augusta extension of American Baptist Theological Seminary. Karlton continued his study at Columbia International University in Columbia South Carolina in the Masters of Divinity program.

 

Karlton L Howard is affiliated with many religious, civic, and social organizations. He served on the Advisory Board for Senior Citizens Council on Aging; at Green Grove he held the positions of Director of Christian Education, Chairman of Deacons ministry, assistant to the pastor in teaching the Sunday school teachers, Revival Coordinator, and Men's Sunday school teacher. As vice moderator, Karlton directs the Christian Education Division of Noah Ebenezer Central Association, is a member of the Augusta Baptist Ministers Conference serving as treasurer, and vice president of the Tenth District of Georgia's Congress on Christian Education. He is the producer/host of the longest continuously running gospel program in America, "The Parade of Quartets," aired on ABC affiliate WJBF TV in Augusta Georgia.

 

Karlton L Howard is married to Dianne Abrams Howard.  They are the parents of a daughter, Shontay and two sons, Keith and Julius. They also have eight grandchildren.