North Shore Baptist Church

North Shore Baptist Church is Maranatha’s planting/mother church. This Gospel-centered local church is located in Bayside, NY. Rev. Ed Moore is the senior pastor, and both he and the elders of North Shore are committed to raising disciples and being part of the Great Commission through church planting. Maranatha Grace is the fourth local church North Shore has planted.


Maranatha is affiliated denominationally with the Southern Baptist Convention. The SBC is the largest missionary sending organization in the world. Through the “Cooperative Program,” the SBC sends & supports over 5,000 missionaries who are currently engaging more than 1,100 different people groups around the world (the SBC takes “to the ends of the earth” quite seriously!). The North American Mission Board exists within the SBC to work with local churches, associations, and state conventions in mobilizing Southern Baptists as a missional force to impact North America with the gospel of Jesus Christ through evangelism & church planting. The Metro New York Baptist Association is Metro NYC’s association headquartered in Manhattan.

Shades Mountain Baptist Church

Under Send North America: New York City, Shades Mountain has mobilized to partner with Maranatha. Armed with a “God-sized” vision and the leadership of Pastor Danny Wood, Shades Mountains desires to have missionaries serving in all 24 time zones, plant churches in all 11 International Mission Board Regions, minister in all 50 states, plant 6 new churches in North America, and adopt one of NAMB’s Strategic Focus Cities. The partnership includes onsite missions work by Shades Mountain members as well as financial support of Maranatha by Shades Mountain. You can find more about Shades Mountain here.