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First Baptist Church of Eggerts Crossing

The mission of The First Baptist Church of Eggerts Crossing is to lift up the name of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and to provide fellowship with God’s people through membership and commitment to each other. The First Baptist Church provides a ministry that equips all believers for ministering to the needs of the community and each other, in order to impact lives for Christ, and to make disciples.


First Baptist Church of Eggerts Crossing

A Bit of Our Background

For nine decades the First Baptist Church of Eggerts Crossing has brought warmth, hope, and fellowship to Lawrence Township and its community. This first African American Church in Lawrenceville, was founded in 1928

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Pastor William Burnett

Rev. William Burnett was born in New Brunswick, New Jersey and is the oldest of eight children, born to William and Shirley Burnett.  He was educated in the South Brunswick Township public school system and served in the United States Army. He accepted the Lord as his Savior in January of 1987. In 1992, he was ordained as a Deacon at the Wayne Avenue Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ under the leadership of Rev. Nathaniel Benjamin, Jr.  As a Deacon, he assisted the Pastor as needed, in order to help promote the spiritual welfare of the membership. He was an active member of the Deacon’s Union for Trenton and Vicinity and participated as an advisor for the Deacon’s Union Youth Ministry for college bound students. He was a spiritual advisor for the Senior Usher Ministry and Mother’s Ministry of the Wayne Avenue Baptist Church.

First Baptist Community Outreach

Making A Difference

First Baptist is striving each and everyday to mentor and teach children and adults with the scriptures. We also financially support many youth outreach programs and activities in the Mercer County area. At First Baptist Church of Eggerts Crossing, we are also dedicated to stepping up our efforts in addressing many community issues.  Fundraising is by no means an easy feat, but through cooperation and community empowerment we believe we can facilitate progress in the Mercer county area as well as the world. We are always striving to make a difference, and invite you to learn more and lend your support.

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Youth Outreach

Feeding the Homeless

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Church Worship Services

Worship Services

We invite you to join us and experience all that God is doing at First Baptist Church of Eggerts Crossing!

Sunday Services


Sunday School .................... 9AM

Morning Worship ................. 11:00AM


Wednesday Services

Sunday School Teacher's Class

6:30PM to 7:30PM

Evening Bible Study

7:30PM to 8:15PM

Prayer Meeting

8:15PM to 8:30PM

First Baptist Church Of Eggerts Crossing

Get in touch with First Baptist Church Of Eggerts Crossing to learn more about our work and how you can get involved.

121 Hillcrest Ave
Lawrence Township, Mercer County 08648

(609) 882-5136


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