The history of Emerge began with the establishment of Jesus House Baltimore (JHB). On September 9th, 1997 JHB was founded as a parish of the Redeemed Christian Church of God (R.C.C.G) in Baltimore, MD, U.S.A. Sixteen years later, our visionary and Senior Pastor Tola Odutola conceived a vision to create a contemporary church for young adults to attend and on March 24, 2013, Emerge held its first service and continues to hold every Sunday at 10:00 a.m.


At Emerge you will discover that our desire as a church is to assist you on the path towards your spiritual growth. We endeavor to meet both the spiritual and physical needs of everyone that comes to our church.

We are all about raising champions fully devoted to Jesus Christ!

This is a church where God’s word is taught in a clear and practical manner, relevant to us and to our situations today, resulting in an understanding of the things that God requires of us.


At Emerge, we believe in the Death And Resurrection Of Jesus Christ, the Baptism Of The Holy Spirit, Water Baptism, Salvation, the Blood Of Jesus Christ, the Second Coming Of Jesus Christ, Sanctification, the Holy Bible and The Mandate for Man to be fruitful, to multiply, to replenish the earth, to subdue it and to have dominion over it.


Challenging people and maximizing potentials.
We believe that God has given everyone a purpose. Our job is to identify these deposits and provide an environment where they can flourish.

To teach people the Word of God with integrity.
We believe that the Bible is the recorded Word of God and we challenge each other to live according to the standards established therein.

To build up responsible men and women.
We believe in raising leaders who are relevant in our society and can respond adequately to the needs of a changing world.

To impact our society.
We believe that the Church of Christ exists not only to transform the Believer but to enable the believer to become an agent of transformation in all facets of society.