Rev. Todd S. McCrary, M.S. Ed. Pastor

Shiloh Baptist Church
104 1/2 Elizabeth Street
Bordentown, NJ 08505

Church History


Church History
The year was 1917 when the Reverend William Bragg was called to a little mission in Bordentown by its six members: Deacon Errand Greenhill, Deacon David Randolph, Sister Margaret Taylor, Brother and Sister Aaron Keys and Brother William Chatman.  The mission was then located on Second Street and was known as Second Baptist Church.  Reverend Bragg and the members felt that a more relevant name for the church would be Shiloh.  After a substantial growth in membership, the Permanent Council of the Bethany Baptist Association was called and the church was recognized as the Shiloh Baptist Church of Bordentown, New Jersey.

In 1923, after meeting for several years in the old Maron Hall on Second Street, property was acquired on East Burlington Street and one year later the Reverend Bragg led his congregation in a triumphant march into a new sanctuary. For many years the members of Shiloh struggled and worked in the name of the Lord and finally on November 18, 1953, the mortgage was burned. This sanctuary now serves as a historical site in Bordentown.

With over fifty years of dedicated and faithful service to God and mankind, The Reverend Bragg was forced to retire because of failing health. He died at the age of 104.

In January 1967, the Reverend William L. King of Camden, New Jersey accepted the call of the members and was installed as pastor. During his tenure as pastor the lower auditorium was remodeled, new pulpit furniture was purchased and a bus was acquired for the convenience of the Shiloh members.

In February 1974 Reverend George L. Coleman, Jr. was called to be the interim pastor of Shiloh Baptist Church. With the support of his home church congregation he was installed as pastor on October 13, 1974 by his pastor, the Reverend J.D. Harris of Mt. Calvary Baptist Church, Camden, New Jersey.

As Pastor Coleman began leading the congregation spiritually, he realized the then standing structure would not service the growing membership. With God given vision Pastor Coleman began to formulate the plan for a new edifice. The small moderate-income congregation did not easily accept the concept. However, the power of prayer took control. "Call unto me, and I will answer thee, and show thee great and mighty things, which thou knowest not." Jeremiah 33:3

In March 1975, the vote to build a new church was taken and November 13, 1975, the ground was broken. The next six years could be called the years of happy and anticipation, sometimes a little doubt, but mostly the years of saving...always with prayer. The Ways and Means committee was organized, the Building Committee was formed, team captains were selected and the teamwork began. In the midst of all activities, the pastor's leadership ad actual participation provided the necessary encouragement.

The actual building time lasted from January through July 1981. Unfortunately, all of those who began with us did not see the "fruit of their labor." Yet their presence was with us on that great day of August 9, 1981 when the march-in took place. After the cornerstone was laid in November 1981, the pastor kept us focused in responsibility. ("Therefore, my beloved brethren, be ye steadfast, unmovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, forasmuch as ye know that your labour is not in vain in the Lord." I Corinthians 15:58.) Our work began... to satisfy the mortgage. On Sunday, October 8, 1995 the vision was realized at the Mortgage Burning.

On March 16th, 2008, the sudden death of our beloved Pastor G. L. Coleman, Jr. marked the end of a great era in our church's history. The Reverend Archie G. McBride served as our pastor from September 2010 until October 2016 as the congregation continued to uplift and magnify the name of the Lord.

On May 19, 2019,  Rev. Todd S. McCrary was installed as the fifth pastor of The Shiloh Baptist Church.  The heritage of those few faithful armor bearers who started Shiloh 100 years ago is still being carried on and Shiloh still stands ready to minister to all who will hear.  Thus with the mighty words of our Lord, Jesus Christ, we look forward to the next 100 years.  "Upon this rock I will build my church and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it."  Matthew 16:18

About Our Pastor


About Our Pastor
Reverend McCrary accepted Jesus Christ as his Savior at the age of eight and was long time member of The First Corinthian Baptist Church in Philadelphia, PA where he worshipped and served under Pastor J.W. Thomas and Pastor Silas Thomas, M. Div. First Corinthian is the church that nurtured and is responsible for Rev. McCrary’s growth and progression in his ministry.  The positions held at First Corinthian are: Sunday School Member and Teacher, Choir Member and Director, Trustee Board Member, Van Driver, and Bible Study student.
Reverend McCrary holds a B.A. in English from St. Mary’s University in San Antonio, Texas, and a Master’s of Science in Elementary Education Degree from Saint Joseph’s University in Philadelphia, PA.  Additionally, Rev. McCrary has a Christian Studies Certificate from the Eastern School of Christian Ministry.
Rev. McCrary was licensed to preach the Gospel on August 31, 2003 under the leadership of Rev. Silas Thomas. and later Rev. McCrary was ordained January 2008 while under the leadership of Rev. Keith A. Marshall at The Macedonia Baptist Church in Trenton, NJ. 
Throughout his career, Rev. McCrary has traveled quite a bit and has relocated for employment purposes five times.  Each time he has relocated, he remained active member in the Missionary Baptist Church.
Reverend McCrary enjoys preaching the Gospel and spreading the Good News.  He is truly humbled and honored to be called into ministry.  Reverend McCrary is a devoted husband to his precious wife Tara McCrary of 14 years and enjoys fatherhood and spending time with his pretty daughter Takiyah (13 years old) and very energetic and handsome son Tahj (9 years old).
Currently Rev. McCrary works at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) where he has been employed for 17 ½ years. He has held quite a few positions while at TCNJ and is now an Assistant Director of EOF.  In this capacity, Rev. McCrary is able to continue to provide guidance to young adults through degree completion and many of his former students have gone on to complete advanced degrees to include Juris Doctorates, Medical Doctorates and PhDs. 
Now after 16 years in the ministry, Rev. McCrary is excited and humbled to serve as the Pastor of the Shiloh Baptist church in Bordentown, NJ and is looking forward to what God has in store for his new church family.

Message From The Pastor


Message From The Pastor
Ephesians 4:11-12 King James Version (KJV)
11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; and some, pastors and teachers;
12 For the perfecting of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for the edifying of the body of Christ:


Pastor's Greeting


Staff


Reverend Todd S. McCrary

Pastor

Deacon Thomas B. Coleman

Chairman, Deacons Ministry

Trustee Larry S. Thompson

Chairman, Trustees Ministry

Deaconess Evelyn Byrd

Church Clerk

Ministries


Deacons Ministry

Deacon Thomas B. Coleman, Chairman Deacon Anthony Jenkins, Vice Chairman Deacon Gerald Davis

Trustee Ministry

Trustee Larry Thompson, Chairman Trustee Melvin Ford, Vice Chairman Trustee Albert Jones Trustee Gregory L. Byrd, Sr. Trustee Albert Gaines Trustee Samuel Jones Trustee Darrell Jackson Trustee LeRoy Ganges Trustee Evelyn Byrd Trustee Jesse Saunders

Deaconess Ministry

Deaconess Shirley Johnson, President Deaconess Evelyn Byrd, Vice President

Elected Officers

Trustee Gregory Byrd, Sr., Financial Secretary Trustee Albert Jones, Assistant Financial Secretary Deaconess Evelyn Byrd, Church Clerk

Appointed Officers

Sister Bertha Lynn Robinson, Church Auditor Deaconess Shirley Johnson, Director of Christian Education Deacon Thomas B. Coleman, Superintendent of Sunday School Trustee Darrell Jackson, Envelope Offering Clerk

Finance/Budget Ministry

Sister B. Lynn Robinson, Chairperson Deacon Anthony Jenkins Sister Liliam Thompson Sister Bonita Johnson

Sunday School

Deacon Thomas Coleman, Superintendent Deaconess Shirley Johnson, Assistant Superintendent Sister Liliam Thompson, Secretary Sister B. Lynn Robinson, Treasurer

Scholarship Ministry

Sister Tulane Jackson, Chairperson / Assistant Secretary Sister Jean Riley, Secretary Deaconess Shirley Johnson, Treasurer Sister Lillie Lowery, Assistant Treasurer Sister Annette Allen, Chaplain

Pastor's Aides Ministry

Sister Tulane Jackson, President Sister Renee' Jenkins, Vice President Sister Annie Wiggins, Secretary

Church Anniversary Ministry

Sister Dena Jones, Chairperson Sister Tulane Jackson, Secretary

Ways and Means

Sister Richelle Pierson, President Sister Denise Ford, Vice President Sister Sylvia Hicks, Secretary Trustee Melvin Ford, Treasurer

Senior Ushers Board

Sister Dena Jones, President Trustee Gregory Byrd, Sr., Vice President Sister Liliam Thompson, Secretary Sister Tanya Anderson, Assistant Secretary Brother Eric Richards, Treasurer Brother Edward Woods Sister Ayesha Moore

Young Adult Usher's Board

Sister Liliam Thompson, Advisor Brother Tahj McCrary, President Brother Tay'Shaun McBride, Vice President Sister Takiyah McCrary, Treasurer

Women's Auxiliary

Deaconess Shirley Johnson, President Sister Liliam Thompson, Vice President Sister Jean Riley, Secretary Sister Tulane Jackson, Treasurer Sister Annie Wiggins, Chaplain

Senior Choir

Sister Grace Clayton, President Sister Jean Riley, Secretary Sister Shirley Johnson, Treasurer Sister Annette Allen, Chaplin

King Echoes

Sister Grace Clayton, President Sister Richelle Pierson, Vice President Sister Jean Riley, Secretary Sister Renee' Jenkins, Treasurer

Inspirational Voices

Deacon Anthony Jenkins, President Trustee Melvin Ford, Vice President Trustee Albert Jones, Treasurer Trustee Darrell Jackson, Secretary Trustee Jesse Saunders, Chaplin

Nurse's Unit

Sister Grace Clayton, President Sister Carrie Moore, Secretary Sister Lillie Lowery, Treasurer

Culinary Ministry

Sister Renee' Jenkins, Chairperson Deacon Thomas Coleman Sister Liliam Thompson Sister Lynn Robinson Sister Denise Ford

Decorations Ministry

Sister Jean Riley, President Sister Carrie Moore, Vice President Sister Richelle Pierson, Chaplin

Rally Day Facility Teams

Sister Dena Jones, Chairperson / Treasurer Sister Renee Jenkins, Vice Chairman Sister Tulane Jackson, Secretary Trustee Melvin Ford, Captain Sister Liliam Thompson, Captain Sister Monica Sanders-Gideon, Captain

Men's Ministry

Brother Leroy Ganges, Chairman Trustee Melvin Ford, Vice Chairman Trustee Darrell Jackson Trustee Samuel Jones, Chaplain Trustee Jesse Saunders, Chaplain Trustee Albert Jones, Treasurer Trustee Gregory Byrd, Assistant Treasurer

Women's Ministry

Sister Richelle Pierson, Chairperson Sister Monica Sanders Gideon, Vice Chairperson Sister Bonita Johnson, Treasurer Deaconess Shirley Johnson, Captain Sister Lillie Lowery, Captain Sister Tanya Anderson, Youth Captain

Youth Ministry

Sister Liliam Thompson, President Brother Devin McGilberry, Vice President Sister Tanya Anderson, Secretary Sister Renee' Jenkins, Treasurer Sister Tara McCrary, Assistant Treasurer

Official Board


Deacon Thomas B. Coleman

Chairman, Deacons Ministry

Reverend Todd S. McCrary

Pastor

Deacon Anthony Jenkins

Vice Chairman Deacons Ministry

Deacon Gerald Davis

Deacons Ministry

Trustee Larry S. Thompson

Chairman Trustee's Ministry

Trustee Melvin Ford

Trustee Ministry

Trustee Albert Jones

Assistant Church Financial Secretary

Trustee Gregory L. Byrd, Sr.

Church Financial Secretary

Trustee Albert Gaines

Trustee Ministry

Vacant

Church Treasurer

Trustee Samuel Jones

Trustee Ministry

Trustee Casbin Williams

Trustee Ministry

Trustee Darrell Jackson

Envelope Offering Clerk

Tithely


Online Giving App Instructions (Tithely)

As Pastor mentioned in one of our 2019 Church Conference, we began to research an online giving platform. Due to the nature of the pandemic, the board found it urgent to find an on-line giving platform immediately. On Thursday, March 26th, 2020, during an emergency board meeting called by the pastor, the board voted unanimously to use Tithe.ly as our online giving platform effective immediately.

Click on the link below to view and download instructions on how to use Tithely

Donation Instructions Final.pdf

Sermon 10/03/2021


Sermon 10/17/2021


Sermon 10/21/2021


Sermon 10/28/2021


Events


  •  11/19/2021 10:00 PM
  •   104 1/2 Elizabeth Street Bordentown, NJ

Annual Thanksgiving Basket Give Away. More information will be provided soon. Contact the church for more information.

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  •  11/13/2021 09:00 AM - 11/13/2021 11:00 AM
  •   104 1/2 Elizabeth Street Bordentown, NJ

Theme: "Working Together While Creating Change"

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  •  03/01/2020 11:03 AM - 04/30/2020 12:00 AM

The Women's Auxiliary Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church Thank GOD for your donations to our "STAY AT HOME TEA" project. Sis. Shirley Johnson, President

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  •  12/31/2019 10:00 PM
  •   West Burlington Street, Bordentown, NJ, USA

Join us as we fellowship and bring in the New Year with our friends at Union Baptist Church located on West Burlington Street. Service begins at 10p. Vocalist from both churches will make up the choir for the evening as well as Praise & Worship.

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  •  11/27/2019 07:00 PM
  •   104 1/2 Elizabeth St. Bordentown, NJ

Psalm 136;1 O give thanks unto the Lord; for he is good: for his mercy endureth for ever. Come tell of the goodness of the Lord and hear the word of God.

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  •  11/17/2019 09:30 AM
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  •  10/27/2019 11:00 AM
  •   104 1/2 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, NJ

"Women of Royalty" Isaiah 62:3 Thou shalt also be a crown of glory in the hand of the LORD, and a royal diadem in the hand of thy God.

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  •  09/28/2019 11:00 AM
  •   Shiloh Baptist Church of Bordentown, NJ
  •  09/14/2019 12:00 PM
  •   Gambler Ridge Golf Course 121 Burlington Path Road, Cream Ridge, NJ 08514

The Men of Shiloh Baptist Church will be hosting their Annual Golf Outing.

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  • $90.00
  •  08/24/2019 12:00 AM
  •   Belmar, NJ, USA

This is a chartered fishing experience and proceeds will benefit the Ways & Means Ministry. Contact Trustee Melvin Ford for tickets and additional information. A fishing pole will be supplied. Please bring your own lunch. You are responsible for your own travel. Carpooling encouraged.

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  •  07/27/2019 03:00 PM

The Women's Day Ministry of Shiloh Baptist Church of Bordentown presents "Signs of Faith Praise Ministry" on Saturday, July 27, 2019 at 3:00 pm. Join us at 104 1/2 Elizabeth Street Bordentown, NJ. There will be a "Free Will Offering".

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  •  06/29/2019 10:00 AM
  •   104 1/2 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505

Dr. Cherryl L. Thomas, MD, MBA, of Advancing Wellness, LLC, Monroe, New Jersey, will discuss diet and weight management with an emphasis on both salt and sugar. She will touch upon African American norms and their impact on health, including diabetes and blood pressure.

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  •  06/09/2019 03:30 PM
  •   Shiloh Baptist Church

The Women Auxilliary of Shiloh Baptist Church would like you to join them in celebration at their Anniversary Service.

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  •  06/08/2019 09:00 AM
  •   Shiloh Baptist Church of Bordentown

The Women's Day Committee of Shiloh Baptist Church encourage you to join them at their annual Women's Day Prayer Breakfast.

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  •  05/26/2019 11:00 AM
  •   Shiloh Baptist Church 104 1/2 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505

The Men of Shiloh Baptist Church will be celebrating their annual Men's Day Service.

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  •  05/19/2019 03:00 PM
  •   104 1/2 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505

After two-plus years of working with The Shiloh Baptist Church, God has called Rev. McCrary to lead us as our fifth Pastor. Please join us in celebration on this day, May 19th, 2019. We know God has a blessing waiting for you and your attendance and prayers will help to encourage our new Pastor as well as Shiloh. He's been called and we want to celebrate. Rev. Jamal T. Johnson, Pastor of The Zion Baptist Church of Jersey City, NJ who is a mighty man of God has been chosen to preach for this afternoon. Also, there will be great singing from a newly formed combined choir made up of Shiloh Baptist Church singers and many of The First Corinthian Baptist Church singers from Philadelphia, PA. The musical accompaniment will be provided by Bro. Shannon Woodall and family. So come out and be a witness to the awesome fellowship with us as we express our Praise to God for what he has done. Dinner will be served immediately following. Also, there is off street parking.

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Announcements


Burlington County Church School and
BTU Congress
Invites You to Attend

Our
95th Annual Session
Sunday, November 21, 2021
2:30 p.m.
Union Baptist Missionary Church
346 Burlington St
Bordentown, NJ 08505
Rev. Christopher E McBeth, Pastor

Theme: Love Like Jesus ...
Philipians 1:9-11


And this I pray, that your love may abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;
That ye may approve things that are excellent; that ye may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.
Being filled with the fruits of righteousness, which are by Jesus Christ, unto the glory and praise of God.

Sis. Linda Randolph, County President
Sis. Mary Lawrence, County Dean

Bethany Baptist Association of South Jersey
Rev. David Russell, Moderator
Rev. Harry Sclafford, Congress President
Dr. Edward Bryant, Director of Christian Education
Sis. Merrill-Jean Bailey, Dean

Job Announcement


Bordentown Regional School District

Utility Custodian - Full Time

Start Date: TBD


Qualifications

Holder of a valid Low Pressure Black Seal Boiler License or agrees to obtain a license within one year of date of hire.  Have a valid New Jersey Driver's License and be able to take direction from Supervisor and School Administrators.

Duties

1.     The primary duty of this job class is the pickup and delivery of parcels and packages, intra and out of district deliveries or as assigned to special projects.  Notification of work assignments may be made on a daily basis and may be at any school district location in any operating department.

2.     Maintain buildings and other assigned areas of a school or central office facility in a clean, sanitary and safe condition in accordance with appropriate cleaning schedules or project outlines provided.

3.     Assist with activity set up and breakdown in preparation for school and after school activity and community use of buildings to include lunch coverage as assigned.

4.     Light maintenance: replacement of light bulbs/tubes, filters, other light maintenance as assigned.  Sow and ice abatement and removal, other assigned grounds keeping tasks.

5.     After-hours activity coverage in accordance with event schedules.

6.     Sport for other operating departments and other duties as assigned by the Shift Supervisor or Operations Director.

Salary and benefits per Negotiated Agreement

Please apply online at: www.bordentown.k12.nj.us under employment by 10/29/2021

Mr. Tom, Director of Facilities

Bordentown Regional School District

318 Ward Avenue

Bordentown, NJ  08505

Bordentown Regional School District is an Equal Opportunity Employer

All Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.

EOE

Our Words As We Speak Up Against Racism


America finds herself at a curious time of racial and political division. While this condition is not new, what is striking and curious about this particular time is some of the chief drivers of division claim to be Christian while simultaneously promoting superiority of one race over another. By Bible standards, this is hypocrisy.

On the subject of divisions The Apostle Paul wrote with authority, "There is neither Jew nor Greek, there is neither slave nor free, there is no male and female, for you are all one in Christ Jesus." We at Shiloh Baptist Church Bordentown firmly claim this stance without reservation. All people are welcome, indeed invited, to share in our worship of Christ and His love, regardless of race or political leaning.

This June 19 marks the American holiday of Juneteenth, commemorating the abolition of slavery in America and the beginning of true liberty. Let us resolve to dedicate this time to advancing our country toward its Constitutional promise of full equality.

Submitted by: Trustee Dr. Darell Jackson

Coronavirus Information


A Minute in Meditation


Reflection letter on humanity after the trial


Contact us


  • 104 1/2 Elizabeth Street, Bordentown, NJ 08505