Church Anniversary 2022

Celebrating 33 Years of Gospel Ministry and Still Searching the Scriptures (Acts 17:eleven)

You are invited to join in, fellowship, worship and celebrate with us our Church Anniversary of ministry to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 1989, God gave to Founder Leroy E. Ricks, Sr., a vision to established and lead a ministry dedicated to preaching and teaching of his word. Over these years, we have followed his leadership, that vision and through faithful obedience and a diligence of searching the scriptures, we have come to this point.

Each Sunday in the month of September, we are inviting you to be our special guest. God has been gracious to prosper this ministry.

What About New Berean

New Berean is a ministry collectively in agreement with “The Commissionof Jesus Christ to his disciples to take his teachings to the ends of the earth. The basis of our ministry is founded in the Acts of the Apostles (17:10-11) to be diligent students of the word of God, having a clear understanding of God’s plan and direction by which to faithfully obey and carry out this commission.

Over the past 33 years, New Berean has been trained and discipled to study the word of God, live by the word of God and share the word of God in our everyday life. We have learned to support the efforts of the Lord to be witnesses of the love and grace of God bestowed on his human creation through the finished work of Jesus on the cross at Calvary.

His Commission – Our Mission

In the summer of 2020, after 30 years of faithful, pastoral leadership, Founder Leroy E. Ricks, Sr, was called home into eternity. “Pastor Ricks” as he was commonly called was a husband, a family man, a “pastor’s pastor” and friend. He was a man focused and committed to God’s call on his life and wanted only to be used by the Lord to minister Christ to as many as would hear. We also celebrate his legacy which lives on in every aspect and heart of the ministry of New Berean.

Sunday Services

9:00 am Morning Prayer

9:30 am Morning Praise

10:00 am Morning Preaching

All of our guests are to be informed our in-person services are being conducted under the guidelines of our “Safe Worship Protocol“. This protocol includes face masks are to be worn at all times and safe distancing is to be maintained.

New Berean Baptist Church, 3600 Bamboo Rd Portsmouth VA 23703

Sunday’s Coming

Are you excited or anxious to see Sunday come? We as Believers in the Lord Jesus do get excited because we have an opportunity meet and fellowship of other believers of like-faith. We can share testimonies of the grace, goodness and favor God has shown on us since the last time we met. It is a chance for us to encourage and strengthen us for the tasks we’ve been assigned in the coming days. 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)

Join us this Sunday for our Prayer, Praise and Preaching morning service.

We are currently operating under our “Safe Fellowship Protocol” for the safety of our guests and family

Sunday Morning Prayer 9:00 am

Join us for our Sunday Morning Prayer

Let Us Be a Blessing to You
Welcome, Be Our Special Guest
Fellowship with Us this Sunday
Pastor DeWayne & Sister Frieda Cason
Parking Lot Transmission

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


Sunday School Weekly Devotional

Revealed From Revelations

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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

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Community Outreach

We are glad you came to our Community Outreach. We were blessed with your presence and gifts. Go Team Berea!

Going door to door, serving, giving and fellowshipping in the name of Christ!

Weekly Reminders

And let us consider one another in order to stir up love and good works

Hebrews 10:twenty-four

Join us every Tuesday for weekly in-person Bible Study class. We gather to fellowship, for biblical training and the edification of one another as Jesus would have us. Currently we are employing our “Safe Fellowship Protocol

Midweek Virtual Bible Study and Prayer

Wednesday Beginning at 7:00 pm on ZOOM

Be encouraged by the daily devotional from Our Daily Bread

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.

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Our worth as individuals are defined by the Lord in his word (Ps. 139:14) 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


Community Outreach Give-Away

The Crosswalk & Missionary Ministries…

will be sponsoring a Community Outreach Giveaway on the grounds of New Berean Baptist Church. Gather your donations now and have them ready for the Give Away.

Items Include:

  • New & Slightly Used Baby and Children Clothes
  • Ladies Handbags
  • Household Items
  • New and Slightly Toys
  • Socks and etc.

Donation will be accepted from all ministries and the gospel will be shared to whoever will hear

July 30, 2022

We’re On A Mission – His Commission

Sunday Morning Prayer

Calling all Prayer Warriors…

Join the “Prayer Warriors ” ministry of New Berean this Sunday and every Sunday as we collectively assembly before the grace. The Lord’s disciples asked him to “teach us to pray”. When we follow the Lord’s example (Luke 11:one) we will learn discipline, we will learn about ourselves and compassion towards others. The Lord wants us to be like him and entering the holy of holies through the finished work of Christ. According to the writings to the Hebrews, we are permitted to come with a godly level of boldness with the expectation of receiving grace and find help in our time help

Beginning 9:00 am Every Sunday Morning

We here at New Berean, invite you to assemble with as we approach that Throne of Grace. God has told us to cast all our care on him (I Pet. 5:7) because he cares for us. When we do, we are positioned to experience the peace of God which surpasses all understanding (Phil. 4:7) and are able to encourage others as we have been called to unto good works (Eph. 2:10, Gal. 6:10, I Tim. 2:1-3).

NBBCMinistry Prayer Warrior’s Ministry

Pulpit Points

with DeWayne Cason

When the Son of Man Calls

Today, we are continuing our series from the Gospel of Luke, “Jesus, the Son of Man”. We will take a look at the 5th chapter which provides some remarkable accounts of the Son of Man’s early Galilean ministry. Its stories reveal Jesus bringing hope to the oppressed and challenging those in power. Come find out what happens in today’s message which is entitled “When the Son of Man Calls”.

The Points:

  1. A Call to Follow – Luke 5:1-11
  2. A Call for Healing – Luke 5:12-16
  3. A Call for Forgiveness – Luke 5:17-26
  4. A Call for Repentance – Luke 5:27-32
  5. A Call to Change – Luke 5:33-39

Pulpit Points Archives is a collection of messages from the pulpit preaching ministry of New Berean Baptist Church.

In Memory of …

Reba Bernard

Blessings and honor to the Lord our God for the person, life and legacy of Reba Bernard. Today, Sister Bernard (as she was fondly called) was called home into eternity to be with the Lord. Originally from New Bern NC, she was one of the three charter families of New Berean Baptist Church back in 1989. She and her predeceased husband Howard, joined along with Leroy E. Ricks Sr, his family and Harold Jackson (and family) to establish, serve in and support this new local New Testament ministry.

Reba served as one of the original ministry Trustees. Her sweet spirit and quiet personality made her attractive and a “fan favorite” church mother. She was blessing to the many people who met her. Her faithfulness and love for the Lord was always an encouragement.

She leaves to cherish her memories and legacy: son Howard Lee Bernard and daughter Beverly Bernard-Cruz and grandson, Julien. She was preceded in death by husband Howard, Sr. and two sons Darryl Trenton and Timothy Kelly Bernard

The arrangements for the memorial service of Mother Reba Bernard are being finalized. Here is the most recent update for her New Berean family:

  • Woodlawn Memorial Page for Reba E Brock Bernard
  • Memorial Service – Monday May 23, 2022, viewing 10 am at New Berean Baptist Church
    • NOTE: Due to safe and health concerns, our “Safe Fellow Protocol” will be in effect which includes:
      • Face Mask/Coverings are expected to be worn at all times while inside the facility
      • Body temperatures of our guests will be taken prior to entry. Anyone with body temperature > 100 degrees will be asked not to enter for the consideration of our other guests.
      • and safe distancing practices will be encouraged
  • Interment will be conducted at Woodlawn Memorial Gardens, Norfolk, VA
  • A repast will be held in the reception room at Woodlawn immediately following the interment

The New Berean Kitchen ministry will be serving the repast and are asking Church members to help participate with following items by this Sunday May 22:

  • Bottled water
  • Flavored packets for the bottled water
  • Bags of chips, individual bags
  • Fruit cups

Additional information will be shared as it is given.

On behalf of the Bernard family, please respect their privacy and desires as they process through this challenging time. Thank you again for your prayers for Beverly, Howard Lee and the rest of the family.

Sister Reba’s Father and Mother

Commitment and Surrender

MGM Word of the Week – Commitment & Surrender

In our weekly Half-Hour Power of Prayer time, the men openly shared what it takes to live a life of victory.
The first thing shared is commitment. We as men of God are called to a special calling of holiness (I Peter 1:16). In order to be holy as we are called, we have to make a personal “commitment” to holy living. Holy living is simply faithfully obeying God’s holy word, in all areas of our life (I Peter 1:15). We must commit our personal, private and professional life to the Lord. Let him help us manage what we say, where we go and what we do when we get there. The task of doing this has not been left up to us alone. We have been given a helper, the Holy Spirit of God, to empower us, encourage and elevate us to achieve God’s plan of victory in our life.

The second thing shared, was that of surrender. Giving the right of way or yielding to another. We as men are wired or designed by God to lead and guide. Our role before God comes with great responsibility. And sometimes it can be overwhelming. To surrender our role is not an option but to surrender the mindset that we have all the answers, all the resources or all the tools is a must. God wants us to surrender our lives to his will that he may be glorified (I Corinthians 10:31) and those around us will be blessed. The process surrendering to Him brings about victory in our private life, personal life and professional life. It will be an ongoing process lived out by faith on a daily basis.
Commit and surrender to Him today.