Our Mission

To Evangelize, Educate, Emancipate, Empower and Expand

Cathedral International is the historic Second Baptist Church (founded in 1904).  A Christ-centered community, we embrace historic Christian Liturgy and Pentecostal fervor.  We hold in tension a call to spirit-filled living and social renewal.  Our five-fold mission is to Evangelize, Educate, Emancipate, Empower and Expand in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ through Loving, Lifting and Liberating humanity.

Cathedral International, Asbury Park, NJ and Cathedral International, Plainfield, NJ are extensions of the Cathedral International.  We are One Church in Three Locations experiencing the Wonder, Worship and Witness of Jesus Christ.

Religious Affiliation – We are a member of the American Baptist Churches, USA.  Our Bishop, is the Presiding Prelate of the Covenant Ecumenical Fellowship & Cathedral Assemblies, Inc.  A fellowship of churches, ministers, bishops and pastors.

Our Denomination – We are a Christian church. Baptist by denomination, Pentecostal by experience, Holiness by choice!

Ministries – Over 40 ministries are at work ministering to the unique needs of the Perth Amboy, Asbury Park and Plainfield communities as well as to members of the church who travel from throughout the states of New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York.


“Go ye into all the world, and preach the Gospel to every creature.” Mark 16:15

Ministries: Missionaries, Straight Street Prison, the Mercy House, Embrace (HIV/AIDS), Drama, Cathedral Steppers, Kingdom Dancers, Imani Liturigical Dance Ministry, Spanish Ministry, Adult & Youth Choirs


“Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.” II Timothy 2:15

Ministries: Jennifer’s Joy in the City Childcare Center, Sunday School, Cathedral Orators, Men & Women Bible Study, Teen Bible Study, Marriage Enrichment, Single Parents Ministry, Educare Scholarship Fund, Nursery Ministry, Children’s Church


“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:36

Ministries: Cathedral Counseling Center, Substance Abuse Support, God’s Touch (Ministry to Homosexuals), Diaconate


But ye shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come upon you: and ye shall be witnesses unto me. Acts 1:8

Ministries: Nailah (Girl’s Mentoring), Khalfani (Boy’s Mentoring), Senior Citizen’s Fellowship, Single Parents, Fruit of Jesus Security, Pastoral Care, Intercessory Prayer, Hospitality, Center, Substance Abuse Support, God’s Touch (Ministry to Homosexuals), Diaconate, Financial Peace University