Our Church History

The church located at 740 Lithia Pinecrest Road was previously Berean Bible Community Church and was subsequently changed to Berean Baptist Church once the church joined the Southern Baptist Convention.  Unfortunately, the church closed in early 2005.

Thanks be to God that there was a small remnant of members who wanted to start a new church.  In starting the new church they desired to use the same name of Berean because it represented the character of the people wanting to ensure the things they learned were scripturally sound (Acts 17:11).  Therefore on August 7, 2005 a new church was created called The New Berean Baptist Church.  The church met originally at a small daycare center and school adjacent to the current property.  Eventually New Berean was able to procure the property at 740 Lithia Pinecrest where service is currently held.


Currently, we are a congregation of approximately 60 people (as of 2009) and welcome others who are seeking a church home to come worship with us. Our church is very caring and we desire to extend our fellowship to all members and guests.

Church Leaders

Pastor Earnest F. Lowe

Elder John Boatwright

Deacon Willie Lyons

Deacon Nate Williams

Ministry Leaders

Men's Ministry- Elder John Boatwright

Women's Ministry- Janice Davis and Cheryl Goodwin

SOZO Outreach- Bessie Tkacs

Director of Adult Choir- Cheryl Goodwin 

Asst. Director of Adult Choir- Brenda Monroe

Director of Youth and Praise- Brenda Monroe

Director of Praise Team (Teens)-  Deacon Nate Willams 

Event Planner- Natalie Lowe 

Event Decorator- Stephanie Burrell and Rose Carter

Hospitality Committee- Brenda Boatwright and Jackie Freeman