New Jerusalem SDA Praise & Worship Center

Douglasville | GA
About New Jerusalem
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About New Jerusalem
Our History

In 1998, South Atlantic Conference Evangelist Pastor Calvin L. Watkins proclaimed the gospel to hundreds in Western Atlanta. The result of this anointed outreach campaign was so productive, that the decision was made to start a new church. Pastor Watkins continued to lead the new congregation after its inception, insuring that the new members were sufficiently established in their new-found faith in Christ.

After several months, and owing to his wider conference responsibilities, Pastor Watkins handed the baton of leadership to Pastor Emmanuel Jackson. A major challenge which the congregation faced was that we did not have a church home of our own. This quickly became a priority in our praying, planning, and fund-raising.

After Pastor Jackson, we were served by Pastor Christopher Varner-Hallback. Our next under shepherd was Pastor Stephen P. Ruff. It was under Pastor Ruff's leadership that our current worship facility was purchased. He was succeeded by Pastor Darryl Howard. Subsequent to Pastor Howard's transfer to another pastoral assignment, we were temporarily led by Interim Pastor Perry Jennings. Our current pastor, Dr. Everton A. Ennis was installed on July 26, 2014.

Our story is an ever-evolving one. A new part of the script is written with every new member added and every blessing that the Lord bestows upon our church family. We look forward to the part of the story that will be added when you become a part of the narrative.

Our Mission

Our mission is to demonstrate God's love to all, be a blessing to our community, and share the good news of salvation through Jesus Christ.

Our Vision

To be a center of influence for community development and discipleship, using Christ’s method of reaching the people through the love of God and the power of the Holy Spirit.