On Mission

As a church, we intentionally seek to reach beyond our community, seeking to promote the Gospel of Jesus to the greater community of Baltimore City and the ends of the earth.

Local Missions

The Garden, in many ways, is a local mission in Baltimore City.  We do not see ourselves as mere residents, but as missionaries among neighbors who need the Gospel. To accomplish our mission, we seek to equip our members through the regular ministries of the church.  A number of members have intentionally moved into the neighborhood for this purpose.  It's our desire that every member fulfills the Great Commission as they hang out on stoops, invite neighbors to dinner, work  jobs, and discover creative opportunities to promote the Gospel.

Additionally, we come together on mission in various ways in Baltimore City.  We help plant new churches, throw block parties, run an arts program at our local school, and we seek to support and encourage local campus ministries. 

If you desire to serve locally, please email us and let us know.  We would love to help connect and equip you.

Global missions

Through the work of various mission agencies and individuals, we seek to take the Gospel to the ends of the earth.  The good news of Jesus is a message for the globe so that people everywhere may know salvation.

Our global missions strategy is two-fold: Send and Give.  

Send: In recent years, various members have been sent across the globe to places including China, the Middle East, and South America. We currently have one member, Jadon Gadson, serving full-time in the Philippines. Another member was sent out as a Missionary in France. Additionally, former members have been sent as church planters to help start new healthy churches regionally. 

Give: Those that don't "go" support those who do. We commit a significant portion of our regular offerings to support missions locally and globally. We currently support the International Mission Board and North American Mission Board through the Cooperative Program of the Baptist Convention of Maryland/Delaware, along with the Baltimore Baptist Association. Additionally, our support includes 20Schemes (planting churches among the poor in Scotland), Luke Gibbons in France, Pioneer Church in South Carolina, Graffiti Church in east Baltimore, and others. 

we support...

Below is a list of various organizations and individuals who we support for the purpose of local and global missions:

  • International Mission Board

    "IMB partners with churches to empower limitless missionary teams who are making disciples and multiplying churches among unreached peoples and places for the glory of God.

    More than 4,800 people groups - close to 1 billion people - still live with little or no access to the gospel." -IMB Website

  • North american mission board

    "The North American Mission Board exists to work with 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 and church planting." -NAMB Website

  • baltimore baptist association

    "Baltimore Baptist Association desires to be a catalyst for bringing people together, demonstrating the value of a personal relationship with Jesus Christ, embracing Baltimore with the love of Christ." -BBA Website

  • 20Schemes

    Church planting among the poor in Scotland.

  • 9marks ministries

    "9Marks exists to equip church leaders with a biblical vision and practical resources for displaying God’s glory to the nations through healthy churches." -9Marks Website

  • graffiti church plant - baltimore

    Charlie Brown, a church planter on Baltimore's east side in the Greenmount area, is planting Graffiti Church. Prior to planting, Charlie served as a youth pastor in Southern MD and as an intern at The Garden Church.  Charlie and his wife Diane live in the community they serve and are in close partnership with The Garden Church.

  • Luke gibbons, france

    Luke Gibbons works with students in France. Luke was previously a member at The Garden Church. Growing up in France, Luke had a desire to return and work among students. In partnership with the local church in France, Luke serves with Campus Crusade.


    ONE HOPE is the Urban Missions ministry of The Garden Church. ONE HOPE seeks to resource and train urban churches in poor communities. The strategy is holistic: resourcing job training and youth work through the local church, all with the goal of raising up and sending out disciples from the city, for the city. ONE HOPE seeks to plant or revitalize three churches in the next five years.

  • TrelL Ross

    Trell Ross is a church planter in Rock Hill, SC. Trell is planting Pioneer Church in August 2021. Trell was born and raised in Georgia and has been in full-time ministry for five years. Trell is married to Lauren and they have one son, Oakland.