OUR HISTORY

 

God inspired Rev. Elijah Thomas Jr., Pastor and Founder with the vision to organize the New Faith Unity Baptist Church. Obeying God’s voice Rev. Thomas called a members meeting held in the study of Pastor Carl Isaac at the First Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church located at 6221 Crane Street, Houston, Texas 77026. At this organizing meeting on June 27, 2003 at 8:00 p.m. the New Faith Unity Baptist Church was officially organized under the leadership of Rev. Elijah Thomas Jr., Founding Pastor, moderator Rev. Carl E. Isaac Sr., Pastor of First Morning Star Missionary Baptist Church and assisted by Rev. Jessie L. Gee, Pastor of Word of Love Church.

The 12 initial members present were Rev. Elijah Thomas Jr., Sis. Sharon E. Thomas, Sis. Carla Ervin, Sis. Bridgett Busby, Bro. Kenneth Phlegm, Sis. Valerie Phlegm, Bro. Duane Goff, Sis. Carolyn Foster, Bro. Rolshawun Goff, Sis. Shanett Carothers and Sis. Florence Gaynor was all on one accord as the Holy Spirit gave birth to a new church. An offering of $131.00 was collected and prayer was led by Rev. Jessie Gee. Pastor Thomas gave closing remarks on the vision God gave him for the church. The meeting adjourned at 9:03 p.m. June 27, 2003.

 

The following Sunday June 29, 2003 New Faith Unity Baptist Church held its first worship service at 11:00 a.m at the Best Western Hotel conference room on Will Clayton Blvd. The following Sunday on July 6, 2003 the congregation began holding worship service at the Vision Global building located at 7850 Jensen Dr. where they leased the church from 1:30 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. each Sunday until November 30, 2003.

 

On December 7, 2003 with the theme: “Crossing Over by Faith” the New Faith Unity Baptist Church began holding Sunday school, worship service and mid-week bible study at the current sanctuary located at 7930 Lockwood Drive.

 

In our 10th year, “A Decade of bearing the Cross, Striving to receive the Crown”, God continued to direct our path through the Holy Spirit; we grew from 20 to 50 members, which included baptizing ten members, ordaining seven Deacons, appointing seven Deaconesses, seven preachers have accepted their call to the ministry and one minister ordained. The following ministries were organized during the church short history: a Choir, Usher board, Brotherhood, Mission, Pastor Aide, Hospitality and Youth ministries. Recently, in 2015 the church established an Outreach Ministry.

 

Currently, in our 17th year God has truly continued to guide the New Faith Unity Church family in fulfilling our “Mission to make disciples with a biblical foundation for a new life in Christ”.

New Faith Unity Baptist Church

7930 Lockwood Drive, Houston, TX 77016

Tel: 713-304-7922

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