• Ephesus Baptist Church

    "We are travelers on a journey,

    fellow pilgrims on the road"

  • Worship

    Sundays 11am

    Sunday School @ 10:00am






    Ephesus Baptist Church is a congregation gathering on the border of Durham and Chapel Hill. We believe that hospitality and justice are markers of the story of Jesus, and we want to live inside that story even as we are on pilgrimage in the world. So whoever you are or wherever you come from, we invite you to join us as we strive to "do justice, love mercy, and walk humbly before our God."


    Henry Ossawa Tanner "Annunciation" for Advent

    This Sunday:

    Kevin Georgas

    "A Way in the Wild"

    Mark 1:1-8

  • Community

    Community Breakfast

    December 5 @ 9am


    Bob Evans on 15-501

    5419 Durham-Chapel Hill Blvd

    Durham, NC 27707

    Cooperative Baptist Student Fellowship Dinner

    January 11 @ 5:30pm

    University Baptist Church


    We will be bringing dinner and staying for conversation with CBF's student ministry at UNC.

    Bible Study

    Wednesdays @ 11am

    in the Mal Pope Sunday School Room



  • Missions

    Interfaith Council Chapel Hill Logo

    Once a month we serve dinner for our poor and homeless neighbors at the Interfaith Council of Chapel Hill

    Next time: Jan 23 @ 4pm

    100 W. Rosemary St.

    Chapel Hill, NC 27516

  • Sermons

  • People

    Georgas Family

    Kevin Georgas


    Kevin is a graduate of Baylor University and Duke Divinity School. His wife Caitlin is a social worker in Orange County and they have two children, Agnes and James. When he's not pastoring, Kevin loves watching baseball, smoking large slabs of meat, and taking Agnes to get biscuits at Rise.


    What Kevin's reading now:

    -My Struggle: Book 1 by Karl Ove Knausgard

    -The Anticipatory Corpse: Medicine, Power, and the Care of the Dying by Jeffrey P. Bishop

    -Postmodernism: The Cultural Logic of Late Capitalism by Frederic Jameson

    Cheryl Eller Family

    Cheryl Eller


    Cheryl has been at Ephesus since 2012 after a career at Blue Cross Blue Shield. She enjoys fishing, spending time with her kids and grandkids, being out on the water on the pontoon boat, and going to the mountains.

    Breana van Velzen

    Bree van Velzen

    Social Worker

    Breana is an ordained Baptist minister and holds a Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School. She also holds a Master of Social Work degree from UNC Chapel Hill and a B.A. in English Education from UNC Wilmington. Her passions include advocacy at the intersections of racial, economic, and environmental justice, and hospitality. When she is not volunteering or traveling, she enjoys slam poetry, science fiction, bad jokes, and nature walks in her free time. Breana loves stories and is always willing to listen or share in storytelling.

    Evan Edwards-Duke Divinity School Field Ed Student

    Evan Edwards

    Student Associate

    Evan graduated from Baylor University in 2016 with a degree in Religion and is currently working on his Master of Divinity from Duke Divinity School, which he will hopefully finish in the Spring of 2019. After graduation he is wanting to become a hospital Chaplain. His wife, Madison, is finishing her degree in Human services and plans to work with organizations helping combat poverty and socioeconomic inequality. In their free time, Evan and Madison love to travel, hike, and play with their sweet pup, Henry.

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