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This Week at New Berean…

Join Pastor Tony as he continues his training lesson series entitled, “3 Circles of Evangelism”. This lesson plan is designed to help us develop into missionaries just like the disciples of Jesus who came from all walks of the then known life. Turning everyday conversations into opportunities to share the good news of Jesus with everyone we encounter. The class training is informative, interactive and exciting and we learn how to relate and connect other with Christ. (3 Circles of Evangelism).

If you are interested, in learning more about your faith and how to apply and share it in a more practical way, join this Tuesday at 7:00 pm.

3 Circles of Evangelism training in progress

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Wednesday Bible Study and Prayer

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Ladies, join with our Women’s ministry at this special event in October
Sharing in and celebrating the ordinance of baptism

Celebrating and thanking the Lord all September long, 34 years of service in the gospel ministry of Christ
Thanks be to the Lord for his grace and favor by providing for himself a servant. The Official Staff and Membership of New Berean announce the official installation of Antonio B. Harris as Senior Pastor

Mental Health Matters Workshop

Being able to give to others in the work of the Lord requires us to be a whole as we need to be. Today’s Mental Health Matters Workshop was a blessing to those in attendance by providing us tools and information to help us be the people God wants us to be and how we can be a blessing of encouragement to others.

The Gospel is God’s reset button for the world against sin, death and hell.

Sunday’s Coming

We’re always exciting about gathering on Sundays here at New Berean. It is a great opportunity to obey God’s word (Heb. 10:24-25, Acts 4:32-34) by meeting together to stir up and ignite the gifts of the other saints, to join in prayer together, to fellowship, share with one another and hear the preaching and teaching of God’s. This is God’s tool and means to mature us and prepare us his service. It’s “The BereanWay” and we invite you and your families to join with us for this exciting and blessed time in the Lord.


We welcome you to join us in our Sunday morning Praise and Preaching Fellowship as we to encourage and be encouraged to adore and glorify God in our body.


Masks are optional but are encouraged for all in-person gatherings and events for the safety of our visitors and guests. (referenced VHD Guidelines)

“Praise the Lord! I will praise the Lord with my whole heart, In the assembly of the upright and in the congregation.… Ps. 111:1, Every believer of the Highest, is admonished by the Lord himself to assemble, congregate, meet, and gather together as often as possible to be fed, encouraged, strengthened and discipled in his word. He has given us Pastors, Teachers, Evangelists and Prophets (Eph. 4:11-16). Church is where we collect to stir up the spiritual gifts of one another (Heb 10:24-25) for the purpose of carrying out “The Commission” of our Lord. Join us this Sunday

Join our Prayer Warrior’s Ministry this Sunday beginning at 9:30 am for a moment of time before the Lord’s holy throne. We are encouraged to extend God’s invitation to come in confidence to corporately seek his face (I Chron. 16:11) and fellowship with other believers.

Sunday morning is a time of excitement, filled with anticipation of fellowship and being renewed with God’s people from the previous week’s blessings, trials and challenges. It is also a moment to be refreshed and encouraged by the teaching, preaching and songs about the great and mighty God who loves us with an everlasting love. In addition to honoring the Lord and fellowshipping with Saints of the Highest:

  • We share and distribute our possessions among one another (Acts 4:32-37)
  • We are trained and taught the doctrines of Christ and his apostles (Matt. 28:18-20)
  • We fellowship and exercise our spiritual gifts among each other (Heb. 10:24-25)
  • We willfully submit and are accountable to our ministry leaders (Heb:13:17)

As we prepare to enter into the house of the Lord, let us also prepare to be trained and discipled in the things of Christ (Matt. 28:20). The “Commissionerhas commissioned all his followers to assemble and be taught as a means to properly equip us with the tools need to carry out his order. It is our duty and obligation to our Lord to faithfully obey.

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Sunday School Lesson – The King and His Kingdom This month’s lesson re-introduces us to the King, the eternal King through a study of Matthew’s letter.

Kids, join our Jr. Church Reboot. Junior Church is a more structured small group ministry designed to meet the spiritual growth needs of our youth ages 6 and above. We are ready to receive your children,


If you are unable to come inside the facility, New Berean Ministry is offering our parking lot “Drive-Up & Tune-in” service. Simply pull in our parking lot, tune your stereo to FM frequency 107.5 and listen to the Sunday morning Worship service.

Wearing of masks are now “optional” for all in-person events and services. Please review our revised “Safe Fellowship Protocol” for the safety of our guests and family

We are still encouraging masks to all attendees who have health challenges or simply choose to wear them. Thank you for understanding and your consideration.

At the time, we are monitoring the VDH and CDC dashboards to ensure we are complying with the medical expert’s recommendations for safety and the safety of all our guests. If you have any questions, please let us know and we will seek to get you the information. The VDH is constantly providing the public with important health information relating to COVID, the flu and other communicable diseases specifically within the Churches and other “faith-based organizations. Please take a moment and be educated, click here Faith-based Organizations Health

Members, friends and guests, as a reminder, your financial gifts and offerings are the lifeblood which keeps our ministry functioning. As a good steward of the Lord, your gifts and offerings are an integral part of helping us share the word of God as we do with the potential to do greater things. Thank you again for your continued support of God’s work.

Images from New Berean at National Night Out 2023

New Berean Baptist Church – “Committed to The Commission

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The BereanWay – Life on Mission

Have you ever wanted to win souls, be a missionary or just be able to share the gospel message in confidence? We all do. Pastor Tony is beginning a new training series to help us be the missionaries that God wants of us using the “Life On Mission” platform. We can discover how to share the gospel with anyone using simple tools, like 3 Circles to make the most out of every opportunity presented to us.

Download the app and get onboard with Life on Mission

God has a simple design and order in which he has laid out in his word. His design is for all creation to be a pure and perfect reflection of his glory and wisdom. But as a direct result of the sin committed by the first two humans, all mankind is now in a state of brokenness. This brokenness is expressed in the various forms of unhealthy relationships, mis use of alcohol and drugs. To redeem mankind from his final and eternal judgement God has provide the good news of his plan through the person (I Cor. 15:1-9) of his dear son, Jesus. Let’s all get educated and equipped with these tools as we enter into service ministry of the gospel of God which, by the way is the only plan to achieve God’s plan of redemption.

Pastor Tony

Join Pastor Tony on Tuesday night at 7:00 pm to gather the tools that will “Educate and Equip” us The BereanWay for ministry in God’s divine plan to reach people for the cause of Christ.

Installation Celebration


New Berean, join us for a festive time of celebration and honor to the Lord the gift he has given to us through the selection of our Pastor Antonio Harris. We have set a date to officially install him as Senior Pastor and we want every member to be a part of this historic time.

The service will take place Oct. 22, 2023, at New Berean at 3:00 pm followed by a installation reception at the HUB757 in the Harborview section of Northern Suffolk.

Installation Reception Sign Up Form

(Please use this link if you HAVE NOT already signed up)

All members are asked to sign up for the reception to follow the Installation service. We are looking for every member to include any guest you plan to bring so we can get an accurate number of total guests to be served. If you are unable to personally sign up, please contact Bruh Barnes (757-635-1911) no later than September 17th, if you plan to attend. If you do not plan to attend, there will be no need to contact us.

Deadline to sign up for the reception this Sunday, Sept 17th, 2023

The guest speaker for the installation service will be Dr. Allen R. McFarland of Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church and they will be providing the music.

God has given us and ordained that we should receive his gift to this local church for this benefit: “11 And he himself gave some as apostles and some as prophets and some as evangelists and some as pastors and teachers 12 for the equipping of the saints, for the work of the ministry, for building up the body of Christ, 13 until we all reach the unity of the faith and the knowledge of the Son of God, to a mature man, to a measure of the maturity of the fullness of Christ, 14 so that we may no longer be infants, tossed about by waves and carried about by every wind of teaching, by the trickery of people, by craftiness with reference to the scheming of deceit. 15 But speaking the truth in love, we are to grow into him with reference to all things, who is the head, Christ, 16 from whom the whole body, joined together and held together by every supporting ligament, according to the working by measure of each single part, the growth of the body makes for the building up of itself in love. Ephesians 4:11-16

We are looking for a blessed time. If there is anything else, we can provide or assist, please let us know.

3 Circles of Evangelism

The BereanWay – Equipping and Educating the Saints for Ministry

As our world spirals downward and increasingly away from the things of Christ, we as believers must be about our Father’s Business. Pastor Tony has begun a training series designed at helping us as believers and disciples to be equipped and educated in the teachings of our Lord (Matt. 28:20). It’s The BereanWay, join us.

3 Circles of Evangelism

North American Mission Board – Download the app

Upcoming Events

Take note of our upcoming events and opportunities of fellowship, service and bible training

September 2023

Celebrating 34 years of gospel ministry – The BereanWay – All Month

Sunday Morning Prayer 9:30 am

Sunday Morning Praise, Preaching and Fellowship 10:00 am

Because our body is the temple of Holy Spirit (I Cor. 6:19), we are encouraged to take care of these temples the best way we can. Our Missions Ministry will be hosting this special event and you’re invited. With special guest speaker Adreinne Smith, Licensed Practical Counsel

October 2023

New Berean Baptist Church Officially Announces…

We are welcoming and officially installing Pastor-elect Antonio Harris as Senior Pastor on this special day. It has been 3 years since our beloved Founder and Pastor was called home to glory. But God, in his infinite wisdom has used Pastor Cason to hold us close to our calling and kept us rooted and grounded, Now, he has appointed Pastor Harris to lead this ministry forward into a new vision, The BereanWay.

The installation service will be held Sunday Oct. 22 at 3:00 pm at New Berean Baptist Church with special guest speaker Dr. Allen R. MacFarland of Calvary Evangelical Baptist Church. The service will be followed by a celebration reception at the HUB757 (6801 Bridgeway Rd, Suffolk) for all our members and their guests.

Please sign up early to ensure your seating is secured.

There is room for service is all areas of ministry here at New Berean. Team Berea is every member of the One Body of Christ serving, sharing and loving each other as the Lord desires for the purpose of him being glorified (Acts 4:32-37). If the Lord has spoken to you about serving or sharing any capacity, let one of the Deacons or the Pastor Harris know so we as a body can be strengthened.

The BereanWay This Weekend

Highlights from the weekend – The BereanWay

  • Community Giveaway – We’d like to thank you for your prayers, encouragement and gifts giving to share with our community this weekend (The CrossWalk Youth Ministry). We met a number of new souls, led one to the Lord and welcomed all to come back. We are The BereanWay, “Believing God for the Impossible” by making ourselves available and allowing the Lord to use us to serve whoever we can and however we can.
  • Baby Dedication – we also celebrated and honored the founder and former pastor Leroy E. Ricks, Sr. with dedication of his grandson. Pastor-elect Harris perform the dedication service as attend by a host of family and friends. Pastor Harris also dedicated a marker for the time capsule, buried at the foot of the cross (The Ricks Family).

Let us continue to be about our Father’s business and make ourselves available for the work, the service and the teaching of our Lord at our Church, New Berean


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