By God’s mercy and providence, our church has been at this location since 1843. We seek to be a Christ-centered congregation by loving God and showing His grace to those around us. We believe that faith in Jesus Christ for redemption of our sins is the only way to have salvation from the punishment of sin and eternal life in heaven with God (John 3:16; John 14:6; Romans 6:23). We believe that the truths of the Bible can help any and all of us with any and all of the problems we may face (2 Timothy 3:15-17).
At ELBC you can expect services and Bible studies to have preaching and teaching that come from the Bible and address current everyday aspects of our lives (Psalm 119:105; Proverbs 3:5-6; 2 Peter 1:3-4 & 20-21). We want to be actively involved in our community and minister to families and individuals in our area
Before coming to East Lawrence Baptist, Pastor Isaac pastored for over a decade and worked with several church planting teams and church revitalization ministries. He is also a co-host for Stand in the Gap TV and Stand in the Gap Today radio, both are ministries of the American Pastors Network. Isaac has a doctorate in theology from the Theological Seminary of the College of the Open Bible and has also done graduate work in the area of pastoral studies, marriage and family therapy, and social work at Bob Jones Seminary, Evangelical Seminary, and Drexel University College of Medicine. Isaac’s wife, Jill, grew up in Lindley, NY. They met at Bob Jones University in Greenville, SC, and were married in 2004 in Caton, NY Isaac and Jill moved back to Caton, NY, in 2019. They homeschool their 3 children. The Crocketts enjoy kayaking and fishing at Lake Cowanesque as well as hiking the beautiful trails in the Twin Tiers region.