Pastor Percy Ransom
In August 1979; in a duly constituted church business meeting the Metropolitan Baptist Church, led by the late Rev. David A. Morgan voted to establish a church plant in the North Dade County area. Rev. Morgan recommended the new church plant be led by Min. Percy Ransom. He further recommended that the new work begin with a weekly home Bible study fellowship on Wednesday nights, and worship services be held on the 4th Sunday night of each month. The new work was elevated to Mission status in September of 1981; and weekly services began at the Cloverleaf Recreation Park.
In 1982, the Mission was granted Chapel status by the mother Church and Min. Percy Ransom was ordained, called, and installed as Chapel Pastor. As the Chapel grew; it became necessary to begin looking for a more suitable location to facilitate the growth of the ministry. In JANUARY OF 1983; under the divine inspiration of The Holy Spirit, The Miami Baptist Association donated the property on which the Church now stands. In February of 1984; in anticipation of building a permanent place of worship, the Chapel broke ground.
God, who knows the end before the beginning inspired the New Way Fellowship Baptist Church to donate their existing 4300 Sq. Ft. sanctuary; which was scheduled to be demolished to make way for their new sanctuary parking lot expansion. The donated building was moved and relocated to the present site; renovation of the building and property began immediately. The newly renovated building and grounds was dedicated January 1985; and the Chapel was constituted into a sovereign Church the 4th Saturday January 1988.
In 1997 Pastor Ransom presented a 10 year plan and vision for the Ministry; thanks be to God one of the last goals was realized upon the completion of a newly constructed sanctuary in 2002. The Lord has been faithful in helping us fulfill the visions we have embraced. There is no doubt; “Though the vision tarries, wait for it; because it will surely come, it will not tarry” (Habak.2:3). The history of this church has been written by the hand of Him who is Lord of Lords, and King of Kings, Jesus Christ, our soon returning Savior.