Worship Hours: Sunday 11am
2043 Eastburn Ave Phila PA 19138

Great Commission Church had been doing corporate worship in someone else’s building since the birth of the GCC. Great Commission Church started in a home, and then moved to Abington Baptist, then on to Roslyn Presbyterian, and then to IBC located in Hatboro, PA. Each move had its own distinct circumstances, from size, to visibility, to cost. However, a move from that facility was always a part of the overall plan because we were tenants not owners. We also believed God was calling us to be missional. When using the term missional it is referring to GCC as a congregation accepting the call as missionaries; the sent agent to continue the work Jesus started. This call mandated that we go outside of the church doors to engage the world for Christ. Our pastors are from Philadelphia, 50% of the congregation had currently resided in Philadelphia, and the majority of those living outside of Philadelphia are former residents.

Therefore, our hearts, like Nehemiah, broke when the report of the cities condition was reported to us. And like Nehemiah, we felt that we could not stay in our comfort zone and allow the city to remain in ruins. After praying and seeking the face of God concerning where He want us to go and we believed that the area He was moving us towards was West Oak Lane.

Therefore we accepted the calling from God to be living sacrifices for these people. "Greater love hath no man than this that a man lay down his life for his friends." John 15:13.

OUR VISION

Our vision is to be the arms of God reaching out to people who do not know Christ personally. We also desire to welcome the children of God, who may have lost their way or who have no church home, to a warm loving setting for which they can come back to God.

Pastor Larry L. Anderson Jr.

Pastor Larry L. Anderson Jr.

(Lead Pastor)

Pastor D. Kyle Canty

Pastor D. Kyle Canty

Assistant Pastor

Shirley Shimoyama

Shirley Shimoyama

Deaconess

Laura Collins

Laura Collins

Deaconess

Gloria Jenkins

Gloria Jenkins

Deaconess

Linda Chester

Linda Chester

Deaconess

Barbara Durant

Barbara Durant

Deaconess

Deborah Bell

Deborah Bell

Deaconess

Carl Madison

Carl Madison

Deacon

John Barbour

John Barbour

Deacon

Keith Collins

Keith Collins

Deacon

James Ayscue

James Ayscue

Deacon

Robin Walton

Robin Walton

Deaconess

Richard Walton

Richard Walton

Deacon

Solomon Jones

Solomon Jones

Solomon Jones
Word Became Flesh
Evangelism Team
Hope 4 Philly
Penny Packer Mentoring

Lila Jones

Lila Jones

Admin Team
Hospitality
Pastor’s Aide
Cafe

Pamela Canty

Pamela Canty

Women’s Ministry
Refuge
RUTH & CHAI
Couples Ministry
Small Groups

Joseph Hale

Joseph Hale

Children’s Church
VBS
GCI Kids
Youth Ministry

Ben Moore

Ben Moore

GCI Adult Education
New Disciples Class
Intercessory Prayer Team

Keith Collins

Keith Collins

Security
Facilities
Housekeeping
Men’s Ministry
Prison Ministry

Gloria Jenkins

Gloria Jenkins

Finance Ministry

  • Pastor Larry L. Anderson Jr.
  • Pastor D. Kyle Canty
  • Shirley Shimoyama
  • Laura Collins
  • Gloria Jenkins
  • Linda Chester
  • Barbara Durant
  • Deborah Bell
  • Carl Madison
  • John Barbour
  • Keith Collins
  • James Ayscue
  • Robin Walton
  • Richard Walton
  • Solomon Jones
  • Lila Jones
  • Pamela Canty
  • Joseph Hale
  • Ben Moore
  • Keith Collins
  • Gloria Jenkins
  • Pastor Larry L. Anderson Jr.

    Lead Pastor

    Larry L. Anderson Jr. is a North Philadelphia native who now resides in Glenside, PA. The Lord has blessed him with a wonderful wife, Kim and three beautiful children, Marquis, Darius, and Gabrielle. Anderson graduated from Philadelphia Biblical University with a B.S. in Bible with an emphasis in Christian Leadership. He has received his Master of Divinity and his Doctorate in Ministry Degrees from Biblical Theological Seminary. Dr. Anderson became the pastor of Great Commission Church in September 2004. In his time as pastor he has been blessed to see the congregation grow spiritually and numerically. One of his noted achievements to date has been his ability to follow the voice of God by leading GCC from the suburbs of Montgomery County into the city of Philadelphia to impact their new community with a holistic gospel. Another achievement of note is his co-authoring of the book entitled 'Ask Me Why I'm Not In Church'. Dr. Anderson was the first African American Professor to serve on the faculty of Biblical Theological Seminary. He established the Urban M. Div program and also served as director of both the Doctoral and Urban Programs. Dr. Anderson resigned from the Biblical Seminary Faculty in July 2013, and he currently serves as an adjunct professor for the Practical Theology Department. Dr. Anderson joined the Staff of the Baptist Resource Network in April 2013. He is the Director of Healthy Churches overseeing 350 churches throughout Pennsylvania and South Jersey. His primary role is to assess the overall health of a church and walk alongside them to fulfill their Calling in God’s Kingdom Dr. Anderson serves as the Board Chairman for Community Forgiveness and Restoration, an initiative designed to battle against Recidivism. Nationally he serves on the LifeWay Advisory Board, commissioned to resource churches with the curriculum and training needed for ministry in the 21st Century. He also serves on the Committee on Committees of the Southern Baptist Convention as a catalyst to nominate the future leaders and decision makers of the convention. He is also a member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Incorporated. Dr. Anderson has dedicated his life to becoming a workmen approved by God, who can correctly handle the Word of Truth (2 Timothy 2:15).
  • Pastor D. Kyle Canty

    Assistant Pastor

    Dr. Canty was born and raised in North Philadelphia and now resides in the West Oak Lane section of the city. The Lord has blessed him with a wonderful wife of 17 years, Pam, and three beautiful children, Micah, Karis and Shiloh. Dr. Canty is a graduate of Cairn University (Formerly Philadelphia Biblical University) with a Bachelor’s of Science in Pre-Seminary/Bible. He also has a Master’s of Science Degree in Christian Counseling from Cairn University. He also holds a Master of Divinity (Urban Missional Leadership) and a Doctorate of Ministry (Urban Missiology) degree from Biblical Theological Seminary. He currently works for the North American Mission Board as a SEND City Missionary/Church Plant Catalyst for the City of Philadelphia. His life verse is Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the flesh, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave Himself up for me.”
  • Shirley Shimoyama

    Deaconess

  • Laura Collins

    Deaconess

  • Gloria Jenkins

    Deaconess

  • Linda Chester

    Deaconess

  • Barbara Durant

    Deaconess

  • Deborah Bell

    Deaconess

  • Carl Madison

    Deacon

  • John Barbour

    Deacon

  • Keith Collins

    Deacon

  • James Ayscue

    Deacon

  • Robin Walton

    Deaconess

  • Richard Walton

    Deacon

  • Solomon Jones

    Solomon Jones
    Word Became Flesh
    Evangelism Team
    Hope 4 Philly
    Penny Packer Mentoring

  • Lila Jones

    Admin Team
    Hospitality
    Pastor’s Aide
    Cafe

  • Pamela Canty

    Women’s Ministry
    Refuge
    RUTH & CHAI
    Couples Ministry
    Small Groups

  • Joseph Hale

    Children’s Church
    VBS
    GCI Kids
    Youth Ministry

  • Ben Moore

    GCI Adult Education
    New Disciples Class
    Intercessory Prayer Team

  • Keith Collins

    Security
    Facilities
    Housekeeping
    Men’s Ministry
    Prison Ministry

  • Gloria Jenkins

    Finance Ministry

  • Pastor Larry L. Anderson Jr.
  • Pastor D. Kyle Canty
  • Shirley Shimoyama
  • Laura Collins
  • Gloria Jenkins
  • Linda Chester
  • Barbara Durant
  • Deborah Bell
  • Carl Madison
  • John Barbour
  • Keith Collins
  • James Ayscue
  • Robin Walton
  • Richard Walton
  • Solomon Jones
  • Lila Jones
  • Pamela Canty
  • Joseph Hale
  • Ben Moore
  • Keith Collins
  • Gloria Jenkins

ABOUT US

Our vision is to be the arms of God reaching out to people who do not know Christ personally. We also desire to welcome the children of God, who may have lost their way or who have no church home, to a warm loving setting for which they can come back to God.

CONTACT

  • 2043 Eastburn Avenue Philadelphia, PA 19138
  • Phone: 215-621-6907
  • gccupdate@comcast.net

  • Sunday Mornings Worship at 11:00am

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