Our Church History

On April 20, 1976, The Rev. J. W. Hampton became the pastor of Ross Avenue Baptist Church with approximately 30 people, including 20 children.  Rev. Hampton served at Ross Avenue for 11 years.  In 1987, he resigned to follow God’s call to another ministry.  The Green Acres Baptist Church and the Southern Baptist Association purchased the property in 1987, and became a Mission Church.  Many members who were under Rev. Hampton’s leadership stayed on.  Green Acres changed the name of the church to Good Samaritan Baptist Church.  Good Samaritan became a multipurpose outreach center consisting of a dental clinic, clothes closet, and soup kitchen, with the church providing spiritual needs. In the fall of 1987, Rev. Reginald Thomas was called to be the pastor who served for three years.  On Sunday June 30, 1990, Rev. Ernest Trice, Sr. was called to be the pastor of Good Samaritan Baptist Church.  In 1992, the church voted to change its name from Good Samaritan to New Generation Baptist Church.  The new name would reflect the generations of Israelites in Numbers 14:26-30, who made it to the promise land. Green Acres Baptist Church decided to relocate its Outreach Center to another facility leaving the entire care and responsibility of the building to the New Generation church family.
In 1995, our dream of becoming self-supporting was realized.  New Generation was now a self-supporting autonomous local church in cooperation with the Smith Baptist Convention.  After 11 years of service Rev. Trice was called to another area of ministry.   
On October 1, 2002 Rev. Steven Young was called to be the shepherd of this flock and under his leadership the New Generation Family grew both spiritually and numerically.   On March 31, 2008 Rev. Steven Young resigned to pursue more endeavors within ministry. 
On July 28, 2008 Pastor Williams was called to lead this flock to higher heights. This body of believers continued to grow spiritually and numerically.  After five years of service Pastor Williams was called to the Arkansas area to pursue his career. 
On September 22, 2013 the New Generation Baptist Church family voted Rev. Elmer G. Rogers to lead this body of believers. As we trust in God and this leadership we exist to “To Know Christ, To Grow in Christ and To Share Christ” as We any people as possible in our church, community, and throughout the world.