About Us


New Birth Church of Christ, a non-denominational ministry has a God-ordained mandate to preach and teach the “Good News” of the Gospel of Jesus Christ to people of all ages and all walks of life.  We strive to demonstrate the love of God through evangelizing, equipping and edifying the total person, teaching them how to apply biblical truth in every area of life.


  • Construct and Build a 1,000 Seat Sanctuary

  • Maintain and Operate a Designated Area for Hosting Conferences and Special Events 

  • Establish a Transportation Ministry

  • Coordinate and Develop Various Ministries for Every Need

  • To Venture into Radio Broadcast and Other Multi-media Avenues

  • Work to Provide Housing for Senior Citizens  

  • Build a Recreational or Gymnasium Complex

  • To Open a School of Ministry Training Center

  • Open a Daycare Center for All Appropriate Ages

  • Operate and Maintain a Facility for Feeding the Hungry

  • Offer Counseling and Prayer on a Consistent Basis

  • Teach and Develop People for the Work of the Ministry


  • The Bible is the divinely, inspired Word of God, containing answers to all of man’s circumstances, situations and problems. (II Pet.1:21, II Tim. 3:16, II Pet.1:3)

  • Salvation is obtained by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, given as a free gift by God to all who call upon His name. (Eph. 2:8, 9, Ro.10:13)

  • There is one God, existing eternally in three persons: God The Father, God The Son, and God The Holy Spirit. (St. John 14:26, I John 5:7)

  • In the Death, Burial and Resurrection of Jesus Christ, Our Lord and Saviour.  (St. Mark 16:1-20)

  • Since all have sinned and come short of the glory of God, all of mankind is in need of salvation.  (Ro.3:23, Ro.10:8-10)

  • We observe two ordinances demonstrated and taught by Jesus: Water Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.  (St. Matt. 28:18, St. Matt. 3:16-17, St. Matt.26:26-27, I Cor.11:24-26) 

  • Divine healing is available to all operating through faith in Jesus Our Healer, in spirit, body and soul. (St. Luke 9:11, Acts 10:38)

  • In the Baptism with the Holy Spirit, a gift to all believers, with the evidence of speaking in tongues. (Acts 2:4, Acts 10:44)

  • In the rapid approaching, visible and personal return of Jesus Christ. (St. John 14:1-4, Acts 1:9-11)

  • Evangelizing, sharing and presenting the Gospel to others for salvation. (St. Matt. 28:18-20)


Bishop John R. McCullough

New Birth Church of Christ, a non-denominational ministry  was organized in January 1947 in the home of Brother John C. McCullough, in the presence of Brother Peters, Reverend Duane, Reverend Arthur McCullough, Bishop John R. McCullough (Founder), and Reverend Rolmus McCullough. Reverend Duane was elected as Pastor. 

During that same year, New Birth Church of Christ was blessed to purchase a church building on 12th Street and Hancock Avenue. 

Following the leadership of Pastor Duane, the late Reverend Herring became Pastor.  After the retirement of Pastor Herring, the late Reverend Arthur McCullough was elected Pastor in 1957.  In 1960, New Birth was blessed to purchase property at 8021 Linwood.  Pastor Arthur McCullough served for 32 years until the Lord called him home, January 10, 1988. 

Reverend Charles M. Johnson was elected as Pastor in September 1988, and served faithfully for 3 years.

In 1992, Reverend Keith Cooper was elected as Pastor and continues to faithfully serve in the ministry.




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