Dr. DeForest B. Soaries, Jr. is the Senior Pastor of the First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens in Somerset, New Jersey. His pastoral ministry focuses on spiritual growth, educational excellence, economic empowerment and faith-based community development.
The cornerstone of his ministry is deeply rooted in five values: Worship, Discipleship, Fellowship, Stewardship and Pastoral Care, with Worship being foremost. First Baptist Church of Lincoln Gardens extends an open invitation to view their worship services online every Sunday at 9 and 11 a.m. EST. From teaching people to live debt free through the Dfree Ministry, to preventing foreclosed homes with our Housing Assistance and Recovery Program, to helping people find jobs in a tough economy via their job bank and finding abandoned children temporary and permanent homes through Harvest of Hope, First Baptist is committed to creating a legacy for their members and the community. They are arming people all over the world with information to make choices that will genuinely impact their lives.
They have programs for the youth to senior citizens and are transforming lives through Christian Education, Sunday School and Vacation Bible School.