Far left,

some of

the men participate

in the groundbreaking

of the building.

At left, Missionary Mark J. Maddox.

Our History

Beverly Manor Baptist Church

was organized on August 13, 1960

under the leadership of

Missionary Mark J. Maddox.

From the beginning, the church has supported missionaries throughout the world. Currently, the church supports 22 missionaries in over 14 countries.

In the spring of 1965, the church voted to establish a seminary for the training of pastors and Christian workers in the Word of God. Since the fall of 1965, Illinois Baptist College (at that time named Illinois Missionary Baptist Institute) has been preparing God’s people to better serve our King.