New Direction's Ministries in Motion

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Want to know what New Direction is all about? You have come to the right place. Here you can find a brief summary about each of the different ministries here at New Direction. We pray that you are able to find a ministry that speaks to you and you get involved in one of our Ministries in Motion. 

Men's Ministry/Brotherhood

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Lead Pastor/Elder: Pastor Ken Kennedy

Purpose:“And I looked, and rose up, and said unto the nobles, and to the rulers, and to the rest of the people, Be not ye afraid of them: remember the Lord, which is great and terrible, and fight for your brethren, your sons, and your daughter, your wives and your houses.” – Nehemiah 4:14

Women's Ministry/Sisterhood

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Lead Pastor/Elder: Pastor Valerie Davis

Purpose: “Older women likewise are to be reverent in behavior, not slanderers or slaves to much wine. They are to teach what is good, and so train the young women to love their husbands and children, to be self-controlled, pure, working at home, kind, and submissive to their own husbands, that the word of God may not be reviled.” – Titus 2:3-5

Evangelism Team

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Lead Evangelist: Evangelist Hope A. Brown

Purpose: This ministry is committed to encouraging others to embrace and share the gospel of Jesus the Christ with everyone. We strive to know him and the power of His resurrection. We share the message of his sacrifice in order to strengthen church and embrace fellowship with one another. “And this gospel of the kingdom will be preached in the whole world as a testimony to all nations…” – Matthew 24:14

Usher and Hospitality Teams

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Ministry Lead: Sister Youlanda Moore

Purpose:  Do no neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for thereby some have entertained angles unawares. - Hebrews 13:2 

Outreach and Missions

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Lead Pastor/Elder: Pastor DeAngelo Travis

Purpose:As Christians, we are obligated to spread the message of the cross – the Gospel of Christ. We seek to encourage and support evangelism locally, nationally, and internationally in the Lord’s vineyard. “Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me. Therefore, go and make disciples of all nation, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely, I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” – Mathew 28:18-20

Youth Ministry

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Lead Elder/Minister: Evangelist Vanessa Penson

Program Contact: Elder A. Stephon Hogan, Sr.

Purpose:Actively rise our youth to become spiritually mature and discover their God given talents while giving them opportunities to service those around them and challenge them to honor God with their lives. “Remember now your Creator in the days of your youth, before the difficult days come and the years draw near when you say, “I have no pleasure in them” – Ecclesiastes 12:1-2

Music and Fine Arts Ministries

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Elder/Minister: Pastor Joe Brown

Purpose: “Bless, O Lord, us thy servants who minister in thy temple; grant that what we sing or say with our lips, share in our expressions in Fine Arts and illuminate in our technology opportunities forever represent what we believe in our hearts and live before Your people. Amen”   

"But the hour cometh and now is, when the true worshippers shall worship the Father in spirit and truth; for the Father seeketh such to worship Him”
- John 4:23