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About Us

New Home Church began during the late 1800's when a group of devoted Christians met at Black Diamond School House. As the membership grew, the worship services were held at the home of Brother Alex Davis.

In 1897, New Home Church became a part of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion denomination.

According to the official records, on October 1, 1897, $50 purchased two acres of land at 3080 Charlotte Highway. The founding members were A.D. Davis, H.C. Meeks, G.W. Dixon and others. The first church structure was that of a Brush Arbor. The first pastor of New Home Church was Rev. George Dixon.

Over the years, the dwelling place underwent far-reaching improvements, with many pastors adding to the growth and development of this great church body. The present structure was occupied in 1994 under the pastoral leadership of Dr. C.J. Jenkins. The church is currently experiencing a rebirth in growth and development. Our mission is driven and empowered by Holy Spirit; we will develop disciples through Membership, Maturity, Ministry and Mission.

New Home is a place for learning, growing, seeking, and fulfilling God's purpose. We seek to be a welcoming body of faith, where all who seek to follow God, made known through Jesus Christ can grow in understanding of self, Christianity and God's will. We seek to provide a spiritual haven where all ages can share their time, talent and treasures.

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New Home is a place for learning, growing, seeking and fulfilling God's Purpose. We learn through Christ centered teaching, we grow through discipleship, we serve the Lord in our Church, community and the world and fulfill the Great Commission and Great Commandments by reaching the lost. We will make a difference by being different. (Acts 3:42-47)


Driven and empowered by the Holy Spirit, we will develop disciples through:

  1. 1. Membership - knowing Christ and the Church (Ephesians 2:19)
  2. 2. Maturity - in the Word, worship and our witness (Ephesians 4:11-13)
  3. 3. Ministry - serving Christ through a ministry in the church (Ephesians 4:11)
  4. 4. Mission - go beyond the walls to community, city, country, and the world; disciples making disciples (Matthew 28-18-20)

New Home's Promise to Live by

New Home Gives:

  • The Power to live on
  • The People to live with
  • The Purpose to live for
  • The Profession to live out
  • The Principles to live by


  1. Bishop Mildred B. Hines - Presiding Prelate
  2. Gwendolyn Brumfield - Missionary Supervisor
  3. Rev. Sharon A. Browning - Presiding Elder
  4. Rev. H.A. Gregory - Pastor

Ministerial Staff

  1. Rev. Jerry Davis - Minister of Discipleship

Church Staff

  1. Mr. James Knox - Chairman of the Board of Stewards
  2. Mr. Willie Morrison- Chairman of the Board of Trustees
  3. Mr. Warren Adams - Leader of Class Leaders
  4. Mrs. Valory Meeks - Administrative Assistant to the Pastor

Worship Ministries

Gives the Power to Live on

Worship is to declare the worth of something. When we worship God, we declare how much He is worth to us. The Lord is pleased with those who worship Him and trust his love. (Psalms 147:11) The Lord takes pleasure in those who fear Him, in those who hope in his mercy. We grow stronger through worship. We were created to worship God!

  1. Acolyte Ministry
  2. Announcing Clerks
  3. Children's Church
  4. Deaconess Board
  5. Hospitality/Usher
  6. Intercessory Prayer
  7. Liturgical Praise Ministry
  8. Media Ministry
  9. Music Ministry

Fellowship Ministries

Gives you People to live with

Acts 2:42-44 "They devoted themselves to the Apostle's teaching and to fellowship to breaking of bread and to prayers..."Koinonia is the sharing together of like minded believers. Fellowship is the God-designed time of sharing that makes us one. Fellowship shifts the believers from church members to church family. When we share together, we stay together and grow together. We grow warmer through fellowship.

  1. Children's Ministry
  2. Married Couples Ministry
  3. Men's Ministry
  4. Prison Ministry
  5. Senior (Seasoned Saints) Ministry
  6. Singles Ministry
  7. Single Mother's Ministry
  8. Supply
  9. Women's Ministry
  10. Youth Ministry

Evangelism Ministries

Gives the Purpose to live for

Evangelism is the spreading of the good news. We have a mandate, a commission from Jesus, himself. (Matthew 28:18-20) "to go and make disciples": (I Peter 3:15-16). "Be ready at all times to answer anyone who ask you to explain the hope you have in you". Each one should reach one. We grow larger through Evangelism.

  1. B.U.D.S.
  2. Community Love Fellowship
  3. Food/Mobile Food Ministry
  4. Jehovah-Jireh Ministry
  5. Lay Council
  6. Life Members
  7. Nursing Home
  8. Outreach
  9. Phone Evangelism
  10. Prison
  11. Publication
  12. Supply
  13. Wellness and Health Ministry
  14. WHOMS/Parent Body
  15. Youth Adults Ministry (YAMS)
  16. Youth Missionary

Discipleship Ministries

Gives us Principles to live out

II Timothy 2:15 "Study to show thyself approved unto God a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth." We educate and instruct believers so they can come to know and grow in Christ. Maturity matters, for God will only give us what we are prepared to receive. Discipleship is the preparation process; it give us the tools to live victorious Christian lives. We grow deeper through discipleship.

  1. Christian Education Department
  2. Church School
  3. Children & Youth Department
  4. Children's Church
  5. Men of Zion
  6. Mentoring/Enrichment
  7. Ministry Development & Training
  8. New Members
  9. Nursery Ministry
  10. Sister in the Spirit/Girls Club
  11. Strategic Planning Committee

Service Ministries

Gives us the Profession to Live out

Service is a way of implementing, living out the faith we profess. We are able to distribute temporal and spiritual food to believers and others that brings glory to God. God has prepared us for the work of service. Ephesians 2:10. "We are God's workmanship, crated in Christ Jesus to do good works..." We become the arms, legs and the embodiment of Christ bringing about Heaven on earth. We grow broader through Service

  1. Budget & Finance
  2. Conference Worker
  3. Home Missions
  4. Special Education Worker
  5. Steward Board
  6. Ministry of Kindness
  7. Kitchen/Trustee Board

Past & Present

Presiding Elders (Past & Present)
Elder Crockett
Elder John T. Murdock
Elder H.R. Hawkins
Elder C.J. Jenkins
Elder W.O. Thompson
Elder Rev. Dr. Alvin McLamb
Presiding Elder Rev Sharon A. Browning*
Bishops (Past & Present)
Bishop E.D. Jones
Bishop John W. Martin
Bishop W.W. Slade
Bishop H.B. Shaw
Bishop Daniel C. Pope
Bishop J.D. Cauthen
Bishop Arthur Marshall Jr.
Bishop Richard L. Fisher
Bishop Charles H. Foggie
Bishop George E. Battle Jr.
Bishop Joseph Johnson
Bishop Nathaniel Jarrett
Bishop Clarence Carr
Bishop Rt. Rev. Kenneth Monroe
Bishop Mildred B. Hines*
Pastors (Past and Present)
Rev. George Dixon
Rev. S.S. Watson
Rev. S.N. Barber
Rev. W.M. Clark
Rev. W.M. Foster
Rev. Z. Belton
Rev. J.B. Ellis
Rev. R.A. McCrea
Rev. E.S. Anderson
Rev. H.J. Boyd
Rev. M.B. Powe
Rev. W.M. Carter
Rev. L.G. Barber
Rev. J.J. Byers
Rev. W.D. Morrows
Rev. W.H. Moore
Rev. E. Brown
Rev. R.J. Lee
Rev. C.H. Steel
Rev. C.J. Black
Rev. J.S. Barnes
Rev. D.B. McClain
Rev. L.W. Carter
Rev. Cables
Rev. Wilson
Rev. C.J. Jenkins
Rev. Schultz
Rev. A.O. Gwinn
Rev. W.O. Thompson
Rev. A. Young
Rev. A. Wynn
Rev. C.J. Jenkins
Rev. Charles N. Darden, Jr.
Rev. Dr. Carlton L. Brown
Rev. H.A. Gregory*

* Present