History of Community Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church
Community Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church formerly known as Greater Northside Antioch Missionary Baptist Church was birth June 18, 1967 in the annex of The Pleasant Hill Baptist Church of Houston, Texas. The late Rev. R. Solomon Rose, founder and organizer conducted the organizational meeting. On that historical day the church was named, and eighty- four persons including adults and children became the charter members of the newly formed church, Greater Northside Antioch Missionary Baptist Church. Auxiliaries, Deacons, trustees and officers were named and appointed by Pastor Rose. The church at that time was growing with increase to its membership and auxiliaries. In the same year a loan was secured to purchase the property located at 2500 Campbell Street, Houston, Texas. Renovations to the building was being done Monday – Saturday, but on Saturday evenings many committed members would come to clean the saw-dust floors and dirty building in preparation for Sunday Morning Worship, those were exciting times.
In 1991, God who gives pastors according to His own heart blessed Greater Northside with new pastoral leadership. In consideration of the recommendation of Rev. Reginald C. Rose I, by Pastor Rose, the church called Rev. Reginald C. Rose as its new pastor. Under the new leadership, the church marched onward. A vision was given to provide a new focus and direction for the church’s mission. Mid-week worship was lunched consisting of prayer and Bible study to provide spiritual growth and development for the members. New preaching sons were birth under his leadership. A childcare center was launched and named; Brighter Futures Daycare & Academy, which provided employment and quality childcare in The 5th Ward community of Houston. In 2000, the Lord placed upon the heart of Pastor Reginald Rose, to change the name of the church to Community Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church of Houston, Inc., thereby receiving the 501C – non-profit status. In April of 2003 the Lord in His divine providence called our Founder, Rev. R. Solomon Rose from labor to reward. We shall never forget the unselfish sacrifices made by him and his wife, Sis. Connie P. Rose.
In May of 1970, Pastor Rose’s vision began to unfold as his economic development program for the church and community was birth. An adult senior citizen daycare, the first of its kind in America was born and named, Greater Northside Antioch Senior Citizen Center. This adult daycare not only provided a place for seniors to come and enjoy food, fun and fellowship during the day, but it also provided job opportunities for members of the church and community. It goes without saying; Pastor R. Solomon Rose was a visionary leader before his time. Greater Northside Antioch is proud to have given birth to many preaching sons. During the twenty-four years of leadership under Pastor R. Solomon Rose, many souls were converted and the church marched onward.
"One Church, One Sound. Each One, Teach One"
January 2013 Pastor Rose appointed his son Rev. Reginald C. Rose II, as Youth Pastor, to provide leadership to our young people and meet them where they are. To God Be the Glory! As we move onward we will remember the words of the Apostle Paul in his letter to the Philippians saying, “Brethren, I count not myself to have apprehended; but this one thing I do, forgetting those things which are behind and reaching forth to those things which are before, I press toward the mark for the prize of the high calling of God in Christ Jesus.” THE BEST IS YET TO COME!