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Services Cancelled
Scroll to bottom of page to read message to our church family from Pastor Benson concerning cancellations and how you can keep connected to ESBC through Facebook and Youtube.

Come and join us!

Welcome to the East Sylva Baptist Church website.

We hope the information provided here will give you a chance to get to know us better. You are invited to join us for any of our services. The menu above will give you more information about our church and the ministries and missions we offer. Thank you for your visit and may God bless you!

You may listen to East Sylva’s Sunday morning worship service each Sunday night on 540 WRGC, Sylva’s hometown radio station. You may also access the broadcast online at WRGC.com or through your smart phone app Tunein Radio. We hope you enjoy this opportunity to be a part of our services when you are unable to be with us.


Greeting from Pastor Benson

Pastor Benson blog

Welcome to the East Sylva Baptist Church website. I believe that the world wide web is a vital tool in sharing our passion for the Gospel and compassion for people in our community and around the world. I encourage you to visit often to learn how God is working at East Sylva Baptist. Our faith grows and matures most effectively in relationships with other believers, so I invite you to explore our ministries on the web and then join us at East Sylva to engage in face-to-face fellowship and discipleship. As you do, I pray that God will reveal your next steps in your relationship with Him.

What We Believe

Our church is missionary in spirit, extending the Gospel through our organized religious channels to the entire world.
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From local community projects to nationwide missions, view our Missions & Ministries here.
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What’s Happening at East Sylva Baptist

Information from Pastor Reed

Due to the Coronavirus health threat we will not have any services or activities through April 29. We will update you through our One Call system next week about future plans. I  want to express my thanks for those who have dropped off your tithes at the church. We will try to have a devotion/service each Sunday on Facebook Live and on Youtube.

We go to the Word of God for comfort during these days. The Word of God can help us with our thoughts and attitudes. The Word of God can provide a healing and peace that we can not obtain any other way.
The Bible was provided for us as a way to carry us so that in all things we will be able to see Jesus Christ. If you want to grow in the Word, use these days to study, explore, and seek Him. Let the Word dwell in you to give you peace. I challenge you to rediscover the Bible in your own life, and to regain a hunger for the Word. Knowing, studying, and praying is critical if you are to grow in your relationship with the Lord. Spend some time over the next few weeks with the Lord. I know you will be blessed if you do.
Johua 1:9 is one of my favorite verses. Many songs have been written using this text.
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

If you have any needs or know of someone who does, please feel free to contact me. Remember to check on your neighbors. Share the gospel whenever you have the opportunity. The church is not a bulding, IT IS YOU!!