“…upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.” Matthew 16:18
Thanks for chopping it with us on our web site. Here's the real! We are an urban and inner
city church and ministry with a mad passion and desire to see the Kingdom of God manifested in the lives of the people who live in the neighborhood that we serve - and who make up the community that we serve - and who are trying to maintain a steady grip in the city (Rochester, New York) that God has planted us to serve in. What we do at New Destiny Baptist Church is not for the faint of heart, because if we keep it one hundred with you, (and we will) we are right smack dab in the middle of a drug infested, high unemployment, low income, sometimes volitile and angry place where people don't always believe that the church even cares about them.
We don't have a lot of high rollers in the assembly. Most people that you will have to walk by or drive by in order to get to our church might have a felony record, have just dodged a case, or are trying to figure out how to get up out of the 'hood. But we have received the Macedonian call. We are in the 'hood on purpose with a God ordained purpose in the 'hood. And there are some great people who are a part of this assembly who come from all walks of life, from grand mothers to hip-hoppers - to - government employees - to auto sales managers, etc...
We are in this neighborhood because this is what we do - day in and day out. We serve! On the real - we do it because we love Jesus Christ with a serious passion. We love people. We care about what happens in their lives. We strongly believe in the redemptive power of Jesus Christ in the life of any person who is willing to come to him by faith through grace. We ain't trying to load up and run to the 'burbs in order to get a nice manicured lawn. If that's you - no sweat - it just ain't our calling. You do you and we'll pray for you and ask you to do the same for us.
We hope that you don't mis-read us because all but one of our five ministry staff has a theological degree or a degree in Christian ministry. We ain't here because we are locked out of something else, we here because we are committed to being faithful and obedient to the King. Just keepin it real!
We ain't trying to get large and blow up just to blow up! We ain't trying to perpetrate. - What we really - really - really want to know as we press on in the Kingdom is what would our neighborhood look like - what would our community look like - what would our city look like if Jesus Christ ever got a hold of it? What would happen if we made every thing that we do about Jesus Christ? If we made it all about Him and not about us, what could God do with our lives?. To the point ! We just want to serve. We want to see people saved in Christ Jesus.
So, if you can feel where we are coming from - and If you have a heart for Jesus Christ...if you really want to see lives changed by the transforming power of Jesus Christ...If in your heart and mind you've already decided that it's got to be about Jesus Christ and not about your agenda...then we hope and pray that you'll drop by and peep us out real soon. If you're looking for a church home - stop by and look us over. And if you don't know Jesus Christ as your savior, it's time for you to dive in and get it right!
We ain't trying to make it pretty on Sunday - we are trying to make it about Jesus every day!
Well, thanks for chopping it with us...and if you don't do anything else...if you don't stop by...if you can't get with what we're doing, it's still all good because you can still pray for us. So when you bend the knee, holla for us and tell "BIG G" to help us to keep it all real. For real -for real - I gotta get back to work...see ya soon!
"Through Faith Alone - Through Christ Alone - Through Grace Alone"
Gerald - Lead Pastor
Our Worship Service Times:
Sunday Worship Services: 11:00 a.m.
Prayer is Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
Bible Study is Wednesday at 7:30 p.m.
Our Television Broadcast Airs:
Sunday at 3:00 p.m.
Monday at 11:00 a.m.
on RCTV (Cable 15)
Write or Visit us at:
New Destiny Baptist Church,
465 Hawley St
Rochester, NY 14611
Come over to Macedonia and holla at your Boy!
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