Welcome To New Berean

Pastor Elect Antonio and First Lady Samantha Harris

Join the New Berean Baptist Church ministry as we welcome to some and introduce to others the Senior Pastor Elect Antonio and First Lady Samantha Harris. Pastor Harris returns to the ministry after serving at Highland Avenue and other ministries in the Cincinnati, Ohio area for the past 23 years.

Pastor Harris returns to the ministry with great expectation and anticipation of continuing to carry out “The Commission of Christ“, through the execution of “The Berean Way”.

The morning worship service will be followed by a special reception in honor and recognition of this new day and special opportunity to glorify the Lord. By appointing an overseer to this local assembly, we will be able to further God’s agenda to be lights in this world, students of the word and evangelizing our communities for the cause of Christ.

Sunday June, 2023

9:00 am Corporate Prayer – Leaders, Members, Guests are invited

9:30 am Worship and Preaching Service

~11:00 am Welcome Reception

Weekly Reminders

Celebrating a New Day at New Berean

Welcome Pastor Antonio & Samantha

And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding. Jeremiah 3:15

We are pleased to publicly announce and openly welcome Antonio Harris and Samantha as our new Senior Pastor and First Lady to the ministry of The New Berean Baptist Church. In his time and place, the Lord our God has prepared this flock, a Shepherd to lead, tend to and feed and we are grateful.

Join us this Sunday as Pastor Harris’s official start of ministry. He has received the spiritual baton from our blessed Pastor Cason, who accepted the baton from Pastor Ricks. We give God the glory for this special moment. Thank you all who have prayed, been patient and persistent in your service to the Lord.

Weekly Reminders

2023 Calendar of Events

God has called us unto a holy calling to preach Christ in all nations, baptize those who believe on the Lord Jesus and to training those who will follow Jesus’ doctrine and teaching (Matt. 28:18-20). Our role and responsibility is to faithfully obey Him. We are excited about participating in “The Great Commission”, to be discipled and trained in the word of God, to share in fellowship of the saints and to encourage and share with one another in love. “And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works” Hebrews 10:twenty-four

(Our “In-Person Safe Fellowship Protocol has changed. Please review the changes)

Pulpit Points with Antonio Harris

A Memorial to Remember – Pastor-elect Antonio Harris shared a personal, timely and challenging message to help us remember memorials in our life. In this account of Martha, Lazarus and Jesus, we learned to:

  • Remember Martha Served Jesus
  • Remember Lazarus and Simon the Leper Testified About Jesus
  • Remember Mary’s Anointing of Jesus

Coming Up – Pre-Father’s Day Men’s Prayer Fellowship

Saturday June 17th, 9 am-12 noon

Check out the Church Calendar for additional details

"Therefore we do not lose heart. Even though our outward man is perishing, yet the inward man is being renewed day by day. For our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory, while we do not look at the things which are seen, but at the things which are not seen. For the things which are seen are temporary, but the things which are not seen are eternal." II Corinthians 4:16-18
Join our Prayer Warrior’s for Corporate Prayer every Sunday morning.

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Thank you whole-heartedly for your faithful and consistent giving which keeps us serving you, our leaders and missionaries serving to the glory of the Lord.

Our worth as individuals is defined by the Lord in his word (Ps. 139:14), the word of God. We are many members but of one body with the potential of reaching the multitudes who need to be saved. Share, serve and love is what we do as we search the scriptures daily. Thank you for being a blessing


Sunday’s Coming

Welcome to A New Day at New Berean

Blessed Memorial Day – On Monday we as Americans have set aside this special day to honor the men and women who sacrificed their lives while serving in the U.S. military. The origins of this National recognition have expanded over the years as our most humble of ways to show our appreciation for the efforts that lead to the loss of their lives.

Sundays are always great time to be refreshed, edified, encouraged and strengthened through the blessedness of godly fellowship, songs, hymns, spiritual songs, the awesome testimonies of God’s eternal love and the dynamic preaching of his holy word. It is a time to stir up the spiritual gifts of one another and share in the abundance of things we’ve been given. It is time for church.

Join our Prayer Warrior’s Ministry this Sunday beginning at 9 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 – Acts of the Apostles This month our lesson takes us back to wonderful acts of Apostles as we witness the beginning of the Church of Jesus Christ.

Join our Prayer Warrior’s Ministry in prayer every Sunday at 9:00 am. Neh. 1:6 records how proper it is for Leaders to lead God’s people in prayer and for the people of God to join together. See you at the throne of grace.

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 beginning at age 6,


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.

I was glad when they said to me, “Let us go to the house of the Lord!” Psalm 122:1


Considering One Another in Love, Click to Learn More

Welcoming you as our “Special Guests” to our in-persons services. For your safety and confidence, we are conducting these in-person service under our “Safe Fellowship Protocol” which we ask you to review. This Protocol includes:

  • The wearing of masks or facial coverings while inside the facility.
  • Initial temperature readings are taken on the forehead or wrist
  • We ask you to be considerate and maintain a safe a respectable distance from others within the building and minimize congregating session times
  • We have ample supply of hand sanitizers for you and our facilities are cleaned and sanitized frequently

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.

New Berean Baptist Church – “Committed to The Commission

Check out our “Calendar of Events”

The Blessing of Our Mothers

Happy Mother’s Day

To all our mothers here with us and those who have gone on before, we give thanks to the Lord for the efforts and sacrifices of love they gave on our behalf (both seen and unseen. God has blessed us with you and we are forever grateful. Today, especially we honor our Mothers


Be My Guest

I’d like to invite you to be my Special Guest this Sunday.

If you are new to the Hampton Roads area, looking for Church to attend, or are visiting one of our members, put New Berean on your list of places to visit this weekend.

Visitor’s Brochure (PDF)

What To Expect When You Visit Us at New Berean

Please review our “Safe Fellowship Protocol” as part of your checklist. We are currently wearing masks while inside the worship facility and offering our “Drive Up & Tune-In” available option for those who cannot come in with crowd.

The Choice of God

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We are responsible for making decisions all day every day. From getting cold coffee to having a peppermint latte to going to work (on time) or going fishing (with the crew). To be or not to be and the decisions we make go on. Even if we choose not to decide, we have decided that too.

Isarel was given an assignment to choose a new king (I Sam. 16). The people had their standards, but failed to realize, that God’s ways were not theirs. God sees things from a divine perspective and wants us to trust him and confident in his ways. God wanted them to transition from Saul into a new day, new era under the new man that he was going to select.

As we approach a new day a new era in our life and ministry, let us consider the direction God wants for us by:

Next: Trusting God’s Decision

The Call to Pastor

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The call to Pastor is the call of God to shepherd, oversee, lead, feed and disciple people to live lives to the glory and honor the Lord. He is a vessel chosen (Acts 9:15) to look out for and look over the people who make up the church of Christ and locally meet to fulfill the “The Commission” which he has ordained.

The call comes from God’s heart to fulfill his plan. His plan involves providing a person with his mindset, “And I will give you shepherds according to My heart, who will feed you with knowledge and understanding” Jer. 13:15. The word shepherd is translated from the word, rāʿâ, which means to tend, feed, teach and rule over. The divine call to pastor is to submit to the role of servant by giving of themselves for sake of the flock, God’s flock.

As we approach these historic of days at New Berean, we are encouraged to submit ourselves to God’s will and God’s word in prayer continually and showing ourselves approved by searching the scriptures daily (not weekly, monthly or conveniently), encouraging one another . when we meet and when we are away from one another until we meet again.

Next: The Choice of God

New Day-Dawn is Here

Thank you, the New Berean family ministry for your faithful dedication to our Father’s Business. You have allowed to use you, mature you and live through you for His glory. We are grateful and are excited for the things are yet to come at this local assembly.

Happy New Year to you New Berean! This is a new and exciting day for the ministry, and we are part of it. Just as the Israelites experienced a new day after crossing the Red Sea (Ex.14), we too will be experiencing a new day. God’s grace is our hope for tomorrow. We are here because of his grace. We gained somethings this past year and we lost some things. There were some areas of growth and maturing in our faith and some areas were we still need growth. but through it all, our God has remained faithful as he always is (I Cor. 1:9, 10:13).

But Joy Cometh in the Morning

This new year, the Lord our God will again introduce some more of his will to us and through us. He is going to introduce some new things and take away some old. He will manifest his divine will and solidify his word in our hearts. He is going to usher in and present to us a new Pastor to oversee and lead us into his glory. God is going to do some great and marvelous things and we will be called on by the Lord to make ourselves available for service in carrying out “The Commission.

Exodus 32:29 “For Moses had said, consecrate yourselves today to the Lord, even every man upon his son, and upon his brother; that he may bestow upon you a blessing this day.”

In wanting and receiving God’s blessings, we must do as Moses said to the Israelites. Consecrate ourselves and everything around us. We are a royal priesthood, a holy nation of people who are representing a holy God. All of who we are is to be holy from our speech, our actions and thoughts (Philippians 1:27). We are not the same anymore. We are, as the people of God growing and maturing into a body fitly joined together in love and supplying the needs we have (Acts 4:34).

The Lord is going to go before us in everything that we’re going to experience tomorrow and the next. Consecrating ourselves is our way of accepting God’s ways, his plans and his will. He is our hope (I Tim. 1:1), our peace (Eph. 2:4) and our joy (I John 4:4).

As we cross over into another new year, let us do so as Israel did in crossing over the Red Sea, in God grace, confidence and hope. Blessed New Year!

“Moses My servant is dead. Now therefore, arise, go over this Jordan, you and all this people, to the land which I am giving to them—the children of Israel. Every place that the sole of your foot will tread upon I have given you, as I said to Moses. From the wilderness and this Lebanon as far as the great river, the River Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and to the Great Sea toward the going down of the sun, shall be your territory. No man shall be able to stand before you all the days of your life; as I was with Moses, so I will be with you. I will not leave you nor forsake you. 6 Be strong and of good courage, for to this people you shall [a]divide as an inheritance the land which I swore to their fathers to give them. Only be strong and very courageous, that you may observe to do according to all the law which Moses My servant commanded you; do not turn from it to the right hand or to the left, that you may prosper wherever you go. This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate in it day and night, that you may observe to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success. Have I not commanded you? Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.

Join us this Sunday as we usher in a new year under God’s eternal grace