About The Eliot
Praise The Lord and Welcome to The Eliot!
We encourage you to commit your life to Jesus Christ as your personal Lord and Savior, get Baptized by Immersion, Find a Church Home and Study the Word of God so that you may live a life that clearly witnesses to the world that you are Born Again Christian.
We invite you to join us for one of our vibrant and Spirit Filled Worship Services. All Are Welcome. Are you discouraged? Do you need inspiration? Time to make a change? Come as You Are! Just come prepared to clap, dance, sing and shout and experience the power and presence of God through a dynamic atmosphere of fellowship, praise, teaching and preaching of the Word of God.
We want you to Evolve with us into the absolute best person that God has called you to be! Eliot Church, located on the corners of Walnut and Dale Street is built on a foundation of Roxbury Pudding Stone; literally Solid Rock. God's Church will always be the cornerstone of faith, service, and hope strength for communities, families and people everywhere. This Rock IS Jesus!
O magnify the Lord with me, And let us exalt His name together!
We look forward to meeting and greeting you in person.
God Bless You!
Rev. Dr. Evan C. Hines and First Lady Erica N. Hines
The Eliot Church Building is divided into four parts and four levels.
The Sanctuary: This was the original church building, but it was used as the gym when the new Sanctuary was built. It has 32 pews downstairs, 15 pews in the balcony and four pews in the choir loft. The chancel Organ, valued at $300,000, adds rich music to our worship. The Rose window above the chancel and the three windows in the balcony are registered Tiffany windows.
The Parsonage: The rear of the building has three levels and is often called the “Parsonage.” The downstairs area houses the Pastor’s Study, the Church Offices, and the Parlor. The lower level below the parsonage area is used for classrooms and the youth room. On the second level is the Immanuel Hall area which is now used for classrooms.
The Educational Building: This is the largest area of the building. The ground level includes a kitchen and Adams Hall, which is a multi-use room (Coffee Hour, Cafeteria and Function Hall). It also houses offices for the Trustees, Deacons, Moderator, various Church Committees, as well as Administrative Offices for the Educational Center. The second level includes a kitchen, library (Conference Room), the Church School Superintendent’s Office, Educational Center Director’s Office, Hubbard Hall. Hubbard Hall is used for large gatherings and has a fully equipped stage, as well as classrooms. An additional five classrooms are located on the third level.
The Gymnasium: Adjacent to the Educational building is the area that was originally the New Sanctuary. Following a fire in 1929, it was converted to a gymnasium on the second level and a chapel on the first level. The chapel area is now used for the Preschool and Food Pantry. It has two large classroom, as well as two offices. Above the gymnasium area is the Church Bell and Tower.
You’re important to God, and you’re important to us at Eliot.
When it comes to prayer, we believe that God wants to meet your needs and reveal His promises to you.
Our mission is to minister to the Boston community. We direct our efforts toward all ages and aim to meet the full range of human needs. This calls for a ministry that is spiritual, social, recreational, academic, vocational, personal, domestic, economic and political.
Our Greatest resources are our God and our people. A pervasive spirit of goodwill and commitment are essential in fulfilling Christ’s command to “go ye into all the world and preach the Gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15)
We must direct our efforts toward all ages and meet the full range of needs. This calls for a ministry that is moral, spiritual, social, recreational, academic, vocational, personal, domestic, economic and political.