The Story of Epiphany Fellowship of Camden, NJ
Epiphany Fellowship is an inner-city multi-ethnic, church dedicated to seeing Jesus Christ’s gospel hit up every area of
our lives (Col 1:15-16). Our desire is that a passion for the gospel would drive everything we think and do. From manhood and womanhood to sharing the changing power of the gospel with others (Col 4:2-6).
Epiphany Fellowship is a gathering of growing people who have accepted the call to join God on His mission in Camden
and the world. Many of us are people who didn’t grow up in the church; some did grow up in the church. Many of our people are from broken homes, broken churches, made horrible decisions, steeped in bitterness, hurt, pain, impatient, yet have been and are being transformed by the gospel daily (1Cor 6:9-11; 2Cor 4:16). Our passion is to see the truth of Jesus challenge our lives and the lives of others.
We came into existence because a new mission field of unreached people came of age in the city of Camden, but was left unengaged by the church (Matt 9:37). Without anger or dissension we were compelled by the Lord and commissioned and confirmed by several church communities to start a new church in the city of Camden (Acts 14:21-23).
In February of 2009 our Lead pastor Doug Logan began a Church Plant Residency Program in a partnership with 10th Presbyterian Church of Center City Philly and Epiphany Fellowship in the inner-city of North Philadelphia. Pastor Doug and his family received the call to Camden in Spring 2009. Epiphany Fellowship-Camden NJ was birthed and the Elders of Epiphany Fellowship-North Philly, Pastoral Staff of 10th Presbyterian Church, and the NJ Presbytery affirmed Pastor Doug and the team. We began our Core Team meeting April 2011!
Our Mission is to Comprehensively Make Disciples in a Culturally Relevant Way to Impact the World to Jesus Christ’s Glory
We want to develop disciples that are able to minister in the inner-city culture and help new disciples to grow in God’s word in every area of their lives and shining the truth of the person of Jesus Christ to the glory of the Triune God.
The target group will be those from ages 18-44 who are unsaved or without a community of disciples of which to bond in a Theo-centric community.
We would like to see the Name of Jesus Christ magnified by the credibility of the Church being reestablished in the world through robust & relevant worship, rich & relevant Word, and real & relevant witnesses (Eph. 2:20-21). We want to have inward depth and be outwardly missional.
Epiphany Fellowship of Camden NJ is part of the historic, worldwide family of God – the Church.
We are part of an Inner-city network of Churches called “Thriving.” We also work together with our mother church and sister churches in the Region that also are instrumental in sending us to Plant a church in Camden NJ.
Epiphany Fellowship www.epiphanyfellowship.org
10th Presbyterian Church www.tenth.org
Epiphany Fellowship-Camden NJ seeks to live, speak, and serve as the very presence of Christ in the neighborhoods of Parkside, Whitman Park, Fairview, and Cramer Hill.
“Epiphany” comes from the Greek word Ἐπεφάνη, which means to show forth, to appear, to become visible, or to clearly show. In Titus 2:11-15,
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation to all men, instructing us to deny ungodliness and worldly desires and to live sensibly, righteously and godly in the present age, looking for the blessed hope and the appearing of the glory of our great God and Savior, Christ Jesus, who gave Himself for us to redeem us from every lawless deed, and to purify for Himself a people for His own possession, zealous for good deeds. These things speak and exhort and reprove with all authority. Let no one disregard you.
The first Epiphany describes Christ’s birth into the world, and the second Epiphany refers to Christ conquering the world while displaying his Glory. In this present age, those who have been changed by his first coming are to be “Living Epiphanies or Glory Reflectors,” which affirm the reality of the second coming of Jesus Christ.