The mission of the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship is to serve Baptist churches and Christians as they discover and fulfill their God-given mission they seek to minister in the name of Jesus Christ and according to the Biblical principles upon which Baptist Churches are built. It's aims are:
- Strengthen the network of Baptist congregations who are in relationship with the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship in the Mid-Atlantic Region. The region includes Delaware, Maryland, Northern Virginia, South Central Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.
- Plan and promote mission projects that involve the Mid-Atlantic churches and individuals in hands-on missions opportunities.
- Present programs that articulate Baptist expression of faith and the values of the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship, a Georgia corporation.
- Facilitate the collection of offerings from churches and individuals for the ministries and global missions programs of the national Cooperative Baptist Fellowship and gifts designated to MACBF.
- Assist in starting new MACBF churches.
- Provide resources and support to Baptist congregations and individuals within MACBF.
MACBF Coordinating Council
Our Coordinating Council works together to fulfill the mission of the Mid-Atlantic Cooperative Baptist Fellowship. We are pastors, chaplains, church lay-leaders, professors, and seminarians. We come from DC, MD, PA, VA and WV. We are part of large historic churches and smaller country churches. We serve in cities, suburbs, and out in the country. Our churches are diverse and some are even eclectic!
Sean Roberds, Executive Coordinator
Sean grew up in Raleigh, NC, where he began his lifelong passion for the NC State Wolfpack. Baptized at age ten in his home church, Forest Hills Baptist in Raleigh had a deep impact on his spiritual development and calling. His wife Cara, is from Daytona Beach, FL. They met at Mars Hill College in Mars Hill, NC. They have two sons Cole and Eli. Sean graduated in 1996 with a Bachelor of Arts in Religion; Sean was Ordained, September 12, 1999 by Weatherford Memorial Baptist Church. Sean received his Master of Divinity from Baptist Theological Seminary in Richmond in May 2000.
In addition to his ten years as pastor of First Baptist Church of Herndon, Sean was pastor of Chadbourn Baptist Church in Chadbourn, North Carolina for six years and served as an associate pastor at First Baptist Church in Taylorsville, NC for five years. Before that, he was youth minister at Weatherford Memorial Baptist Church in Richmond and at Mars Hill Baptist Church in Mars Hill, NC.
Even as a young teenager, Sean felt God’s call to ministry. He especially recalls a mission trip to inner-city Chicago with his N.C. church youth group that brought together Southern white teenagers and an urban community. Sean sensed God’s power at work as he witnessed a church made up of diverse people from different races, ethnic groups and backgrounds bring hope and healing to its community. Sean works to live into a calling of hope and healing for a diverse world.
Looking for mission resources? Looking to establish a global partnership? Looking to be the hands and feet of Christ? Let MACBF assist you!
MACBF churches are diverse. We believe we are far more effective in sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ when we are able to celebrate each congregation's uniqueness while also joining together with each other, our community, and our world.