Author: Marty Baker

Dr. Marty Baker (B.A. in Religion from Azusa Pacific University; Th. M. in Old Testament from Dallas Theological Seminary; D. Min. in Apologetics from Southern Evangelical Seminary) has been a pastor for 30 years. He serves as the Senior Pastor of Burke Community Church in Burke, Virginia, near Washington DC. Burke Community Church currently ministers to 2,500 parishioners weekly, with many government and military leaders attending. Prior to his arrival in Burke, Virginia in 2008, Pastor Baker successfully shepherded a church plant in California for 19 years. He and his wife, Liz, have been married since 1980 and jointly lead recurring biblical history trips to Israel. Liz & Marty have two adult children, Nathan and Amanda, and love spending time with their three energetic grandchildren: Olivia, Harper, and Hudson. You can read more about Dr. Baker’s seminars, books and more at:

IMPORTANT UPDATE from Pastor Marty: Service Time Changes

Dear Worshipper: Based on our continued growth, last week, I informed you of our need to start a third service. Yet, after further discussion with the elders, it is now our collective decision to take incremental steps toward a third service by simply adding fifteen minutes to the start time for the second service.  With

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End of Year Elder Update

December 2022 Dear Burke Community Church Family, As 2022 comes to a close and 2023 stands at the door, the Elders would like to wish you a Happy New Year and thank you for being part of life at Burke Community Church.  2022 gave us many more stones to add to our memorial to remember what God

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Ten Reasons Why You Can’t Lose Your Salvation

1. The gospel is devoid of conditionality, save for one’s initial faith statement (John 5:24; 6:37; 10:28-29). Belief in the person and work of the Savior saves me on a continual basis, apart from any personal effort. Nowhere do I read I must continually perform in order to remain saved. Passages that seem to teach

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Year End Update From Pastor Marty

Dear Worshipper: In late October of last year, we began using a variety of methods to inform you that we were running around $470,000 behind our budgeted needs for the year. Immediately, you, the church body responded in a profound, humbling, sacrificial, magnanimous, and jaw-dropping fashion. From November 7th to the end of the year giving

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Service Opportunities at BCC

  Dear Worshiper, Pastor Greg’s sermon from Luke 5 couldn’t have been more challenging to those saints who desire to grow in their faith and service to our Lord.  Contextually, Peter, a fisherman by trade, came back to land with his team exhausted and empty handed from a night of fishing on the Sea of

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Update on Mask & Social Distancing Requirements

Dear Worshipper,            We have an update for those of you who plan to worship with us in-person Sunday, May 23 and in the future. The Virginia governor has lifted Virginia’s universal indoor mask mandate to align with the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Since we have followed CDC guidelines and the governor’s mandates since March

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