The Purpose of COEBA
The COEBA Movement is an effort to plant fundamental Baptist churches that will effectively minister to the needs of Black America. The modern foreign missionary era has proven that the most effective way to reach a people is with a national pastor. Similarly, the condition in our country is such that Black America can only be evangelized en masse as God-called black men are burdened, trained and commissioned to plant churches. And though these churches may be predominantly black, they must always champion their God-given requirement to reach all people.
Spreading the gospel in Black America is the responsibility of every New Testament church. This is why COEBA is not a black movement, but a fundamentalist movement. Churches and Christians have joined hands and hearts in one of the most concerted specific missions endeavors in history.
Great things have happened since COEBA began in 1994. By the grace of God, this effort led by Dr. Lou Baldwin and Crossroads Baptist Church has helped to produce more than twenty New Testament Baptist churches. More than four million dollars has been given for missions through these ministries. Three hundred men and boys have surrendered to preach. Furthermore, countless racial barriers have been broken as Christians of all races begin to understand that New Testament Christianity is not defined by color but by Christ!