Welcome

Eternal Life Baptist Church invites you to join us for Sunday morning Worship at 11am

Grow Together in Bible Studies, Sundays at 10am and Wednesdays at 10am and 7pm.

Eternal Life Baptist Church is  located on East County Line Road in Mooresville, IN. 

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Bible Study
Sundays @ 10am
 
Wednesdays @ 10am
Wednesdays @ 7pm
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Gathered Worship

Sundays @ 11am

Events

Please join us on Sundays at 10am for Bible Study and at 11am for Worship Service with Pastor Nate Tripp. 

Wednesdays at 10am for Bible Study (book of Revelation) with Pastor Nate,

and/or the 7pm  Bible Study (book of Proverbs) with Tim Underwood.

Verse of the Week
Psalm 27:5

He will hide me and set me on a rock.

Song of the Week
He Hideth My Soul

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, a wonderful Savior to me; He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock, where rivers of pleasure I see.

A wonderful Savior is Jesus my Lord, He taketh my burden away. He holdeth me up, and I shall not be moved,
He giveth me strength as my day.

With numberless blessings each moment He crowns; and filled with His fullness divine, I sing in my rapture, "Oh, glory to God, for such a Redeemer as mine!"

When clothed in His brightness, transported I rise to meet Him in clouds of the sky; His perfect salvation, His wonderful love I’ll shout with the millions on high!

CHORUS
He hideth my soul in the cleft of the rock that shadows a dry, thirsty land; He hideth my life with the depths of His love, and covers me there with His hand, and covers me there with His hand.

About the Author
Fanny Crosby

Francis Jane Crosby van Alstine, more commonly known as Fanny J. Crosby, was born on March 24, 1820. She contracted an illness while the family doctor was out of town 6 weeks after birth. Fanny was seen by a man who claimed to be a doctor. This "doctor" prescribed hot mustard packs to be placed on her eyes. Fanny got over the illness, but the prescribed treatment left her blind. 

A few weeks later, her father died, and her mother became a house maid. Fanny's grandmother raised her and taught her Bible verses and poetry. At the age of 8, Fanny had written her first verse.  Fanny began memorizing 5 Bible chapters every week. As a child she was able to quote Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, Deuteronomy, Proverbs, Song of Solomon, Matthew, Mark, Luke, John and many Psalms by the chapter.

By the time she was 15, her mother had saved up enough money for Fanny to get an education. She was enrolled in the New York Institute for the Blind (NYIB). Fanny was at the NYIB for 12 years as a student.  After her graduation from NYIB she became a teacher and taught for 11 years there.  While at NYIB, when she was 23 years old, she met and addressed Congress, several presidents, including Grover Cleveland, who was the secretary for NYIB, before becoming President. 

She met and married classmate and colleague Alexander van Alstine. Van Alstine was a well-known organist. Even though Fanny could play piano, harp and other instruments, her husband wrote most of the music for his wife's lyrics. Many people would take their music to Fanny and play it for her, so that she could write lyrics for them. Dwight L. Moody and other famous crusaiders used her music and helped her music receive more attention. She was contracted by a publisher to write 3 songs a week; most days she would write up to 7 songs (yes, 7 songs in 1 day). 

She is credited to have written and composed approximately 9,000 songs. Fanny used some 200 pen names because her publishers were hesitant to have so many hymns written by just one person in their hymnals. She prayed before she ever began to write a song. She never thought her songs were any good if she forgot to pray before she began to write. Fanny composed and wrote both complex and simple songs, however; she enjoyed writing the simple songs that were inspired by Bible verses. Some of her most famous songs are: To God be the Glory, Saved by Grace, Blessed Assurance, Rescue the Perishing, Safe in the Arms of Jesus, and many others. 

Fanny continued to write songs until the time that she died. Her last song was written in January of 1915, just one month before she died. Fanny Crosby died on February 12, 1915, and died of atheroscerlosis and a cerebral hemorrhage at the age of 94.