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About Us

About Us

Our Mission

"Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Teaching them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded you; and, lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the world." Matthew 28:19-20

Mission Statement

Glorify God by proclaiming the Good News of Jesus Christ. Faithfully build the Kingdom through our Worship, Gospel Preaching, Bible Teaching, Personal and Corporate Evangelism, Missionary Efforts and through consistent Christian Living to grow the Church and Community. We clearly understand that this mission must continue until Christ returns.

Our Vision

To be a visible Church Community; engaging in creative ministry that provides every person to encounter and experience the joy of Jesus Christ, through worship, education, and outreach.

Our History

New Prospect Baptist Church was founded in 1870 when some of the black brethren of Big Creek Baptist Church voiced a desire to have their own place of worship. Along with the assistance of Big Creek Baptist Church, New Prospect Baptist Church was born. The first church was a brush harbor with wooden benches. The church progressed to a log cabin, and later to the church as it stands today. The word Missionary was added to the name in 1990.

New Prospect began with several members that flourished to a membership of over 350 in the late 1980's and 90's to a present membership of 270. Since it's beginning in 1870 there have only been eleven Pastors. Rev. Dr. Norman P. Pearson Sr. was the longest serving Pastor. He served 42 years. He served from 1969 - 2011 when God called him home.

Under the leadership of Pastor Pearson many improvements and much progress was made. Along with the traditional church ministries others were added; Youth Ministry, Brotherhood, 55 and 80 Plus Ministry, just to name a few. The church sanctuary was completely remodeled. A Lift was later added to transport our elderly and handicapped upstairs.

New Prospect is filled with the Holy Spirit from the Crossed Sanctuary to the preaching of God's Word that fills it's walls.

Pastors of New Prospect:

Rev. Frank Morris 1870-1880
Rev. A.P. Dunlap 1880-1888
Rev. Alex Walker 1888-1889
Rev. Steward Oliver 1889-1907
Rev. Choice Lee 1907-1909
Rev. H.C. Anderson 1909-1915
Rev. Scott Jones 1915-1924
Rev. R.L. Robinson 1924-1936
Rev. J.C. Cowans 1936-1947
Rev. J.S. Maddox 1947-1968
Rev. Dr. N.P. Pearson, Sr. 1969-2011
Rev. Darrin K. Johnson, Sr. 2013-2021