WHERE WE WERE…
In June 2001, Bishop Frank Williams, Jr. was appointed to pastor and began preparations to establish the ministry God placed in his heart. Through prayer and obedience to the voice of the Lord, he was led to Lynchburg, Virginia to found the church, “New Birth.”
On Sunday, August 5, 2001, the Ramada Inn was the site for the first service. Two weeks later, God enabled the ministry to move to the Fort Early building on Fort Avenue for Sunday morning services and Thursday night Bible study. The church was blessed to be in a beautiful building and began to decree and declare greater things on behalf of the ministry. The words of Chief Apostle Olive C. Brown rang in the ears of the pastors; When in lack, give; and when in a lull, build.
The Bishop and Copastor were reminded that God would send an abundance of whatever New Birth needed for ministry. The faith of the new ministry was strengthened.
By faith, committed to one year at the Fort Early building, the pastors believed God for a new place by the end of June 2002. In July 2002, the New Birth ICM family moved to the current location on Timberlake Road.
For with God nothing is ever impossible and no word from God shall be without power or impossible of fulfillment. Luke 1:37Amplified Bible, Classic Edition (AMPC)
WHERE WE ARE…
By the power of God, there has been an increase in souls and committed workers to God and ministry. God has blessed NBICM to sponsor marriage seminars, financial seminars, vacation club and recreational activities for the children. In 2005, New Birth launched the Family, Youth and Community Wholeness Center (501 (c)(3) non -profit organization) and has assisted students from Liberty University with community service hours.
WHERE WE’RE HEADED…
But, as it is written, “What no eye has seen, nor ear heard, nor the heart of man imagined, what God has prepared for those who love him” 1 Corinthians 2:9English Standard Version (ESV)