NEW COVENANT MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH, INC.
606 SW Broadway
Ocala, FL 34475
"The Church With An Open Door"
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New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. is a Bible-teaching church whose doors are always open to welcome you with Christ's love and genuine warmth. Our membership is approximately 550 and still growing.
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New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church was organized in the fall of 1899 at a regular monthly conference at Mount Moriah Baptist Church. The church was organized and in 1901, the first building (an unpainted wooden building wih belfry and bell) was erected and dedicated in 1902 under the leadership or Rev. Bachelor and some of the memberss that included Henry Chandler and family, Sallie Goins and daughter, Aquilla Scott, Shed Phillips, Alice Johnson, C. J. Johnson, Jack Lambright and family, Pasty Morgan and family, Patsy Sims and family, Lula Anderson and husband, Mother Graham, Geraldine Davis, the Agent family, and Duhart Murray.
Under the pastorate of Rev. A.E. Crumady, the chapel was built in the 1940’s.
With the pastoral leadership of Rev. Dr. O. Van Pinkston, who served for 49 years (1949-1999), another edifice and an educational building including day care for the children’s preschool and Vacation Bible School were built. The church’s organizational structure was changed with departmentalization. In April 1954, Covenant was the host for the 74th Annual Session of the General Baptist State Convention of Florida, Inc.
Dr. Pinkston served in our District and State Congress Conventions as well as our National Congress and Conventions. He served the Second Bethlehem Baptist Association as Moderator for 32 years and was Moderator Emeritus and was an excellent Bible Study teacher and Pastor/Teacher.
During the 1960’s Covenant was a “beacon of light” and headquarters in the fight against racism and injustice shown against our people. These efforts produced many leaders who blazed the way and the people responded in mass numbers. Rev. Frank George Pinkston (son of Rev. Pinkston) was a very brave and victorious leader during this time. Covenant became active in all related organizations: District, State, and National Congresses and conventions and we still continue as active participants.
Rev. Stanley M. Jacobs, Sr. was called to serve as pastor of Covenant Missionary Baptist Church in July 1999. Under Pastor Jacobs’ leadership, the current church edifice was completed in May 2002 and the congregation has grown to nearly 600. Pastor Jacobs’ ministry has also given birth to the New Covenant Faith-based Community Development Corporation that provided affordable housing in our community. Renovations in 2016 were made in the educational building which relocated the church administrative offices downstairs to provide easier accessibility and the education classes were relocated upstairs. To accommodate church growth, renovations were completed in 2020 which expanded the seating capacity in our sanctuary and remodeled fellowship hall.
Covenant has come through many trials, hardships and stormy weather, but it stands today as a monument of FAITH shown by these patriarchs who went forward trusting God. We have been instrumental in helping to mold the lives of many young men and women. Many have become leaders in various fields and organizations. With God’s blessings, all things are possible.
The focus of New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church is to transform our community by seeking the salvation of all people through
Please feel free to contact us, make a comment /request or send an encouraging word. Just email us at the address below or call us directly. Our office hours are Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.; however, you may leave a message after hours and we will contact you as soon as possible.
New Covenant Missionary Baptist Church
606 SW Broadway
Ocala, FL 34475
Phone: (352) 622-7877
Fax: (352) 622-7548