Welcome to New Community Church Of God In Christ.
We thank God you chose to visit our site today. We pray that your visit will prove to be a wonderful experience of His grace and love. We here at New Community believe in serving the Lord with all our heart and soul! We are a Bible believing, Bible teaching church. We do have a set program on Sundays, but we believe in allowing the Holy Spirit to have His way. By doing this, the Holy Spirit is able to minister to the hearts of them open to Him. God is doing a tremendous work here at New Community and we are excited about it! This year we are looking forward to the move of God to save, set free and deliver souls in Charles County. If you already have a church home, we urge you to give your very best to your church and pastor. If however you are looking for a place to grow in Christ and be connected to the body of Christ in a dynamic way, we hope that you will prayerfully consider this church. Come and celebrate Jesus with us, and experience His power! We dare you to let go and let God have His way in your life.
The information on this page will help you to understand in detail of our beliefs in God, Jesus, The Holy Spirit and the formation of the Church.
We believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Author and Creator of all things. The Old Testament reveals God in diverse manners, by manifesting his nature, character, and dominions. The Gospels in the New Testament give us knowledge of God the “Father” or “My Father”, showing the relationship of God to Jesus as Father, or representing Him as the Father in the Godhead, and Jesus himself that Son (St. John 15:8, 14:20). Jesus also gives God the distinction of “Fatherhood” to all believers when he explains God in the light of “Your Father in Heaven” (St. Matthew 11:33;6:8).
We believe that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, the Second person in the Godhead of the Trinity or Triune Godhead. We believe that Jesus was and is eternal in his person and nature as the Son of God who was with God in the beginning of creation (St. John 1:1). We believe that Jesus Christ was born of a virgin called Mary according to the scripture (St. Matthew 1:18), thus giving rise to our fundamental belief in the Virgin Birth and to all of the miraculous events surrounding the phenomenon (St. Matthew 1:18-25). We believe that Jesus Christ became the “suffering servant” to man; this suffering servant came seeking to redeem man from sin and to reconcile him back to God, his Father (Romans 5:10). We believe that Jesus Christ is standing now as mediator between God and man (I Timothy 2:5)
The Holy Ghost
We believe the Holy Ghost or Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, proceeds from the Father and the Son, is of the same substance, equal to power and glory, and is together with the Father and the Son, to be believed in, obeyed, and worshipped. The Holy Ghost is a gift bestowed upon the believer for the purpose of equipping and empowering the believer, making him a more effective witness for service in the world. He teaches and guides one into all truth (John 16:13; Acts 1:8, 8:39)
We believe that the Bible is the Word of God and contains one harmonious and sufficiently complete system of doctrine. We believe in the full inspiration of the Word of God. We hold the Word of God to be the only authority in all matters and assert that no doctrine can be true or essential, if it does not find a place in this Word.
The Church forms a spiritual unity of which Christ is the divine head. It is animated by one Spirit, the Spirit of Christ. It professes one faith, shares one hope, and serves one King,. It is the citadel of the truth and God’s agency for communicating to believers all spiritual blessings. The Church then is the object of our faith rather than of knowledge. The name of our Church, “CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST” is supported by I Thessalonians 2:14 and other passages in the Pauline Epistles. The word “CHURCH” or “EKKLESIA” was first applied to the Christian society by Jesus Christ in St. Matthew 16:18, the occasion being that of his benediction of Peter at Caesarea Phillippi.
Salvation deals with the application of the work of redemption to the sinner with his restoration to divine favor and communion with God. This redemptive operation of the Holy Ghost upon sinners is brought about by repentance toward God and faith toward our Lord Jesus Christ which brings conversion, faith, justification regeneration, sanctification, and the baptism of the Holy Ghost. Repentance is the work of God, which results in a change of mind in respect to man’s relationship to God. (St. Matthew 3:1-2, 4:17; Acts 20:21). Faith is a certain conviction wrought in the heart by the Holy Spirit, as to the truth of the Gospel and a heart trust in the promises of God in Christ (Romans 1:17, 3:28; St. Matthew 9:22; Acts 26:18). Conversion is that act of God whereby He causes the regenerated sinner, in his conscious life, to turn to Him in repentance and faith (II Kings 5:15; II Chronicles 33:12-13; St. Luke 19:8, 9; Acts 8:30). Regeneration is that act of God by which the principle of the new life is implanted in man, and the governing disposition of soul is made holy and the first holy exercise of this new disposition is secured. Sanctification is that gracious and continuous operation of the Holy Ghost, by which He delivers the justified sinner from the pollution of sin, renews his whole nature in the image of God and enables him to perform good works (Romans 6:4;5:6; Colossians 2:12; 3:1).
Sin, the Bible teaches, began in the angelic world (Ezekiel 28:11-19; Isaiah 14:12-20), and is transmitted into the blood of the human race through disobedience and deception motivated by unbelief (I Timothy 2:14). Adam’s sin, committed by eating of the forbidden fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, carried with it permanent pollution or depraved human nature to all his descendants. This is called “original sin.” Sin can now be defined as a volitional transgression against God and a lack of conformity to the will of God. We, therefore, conclude that man by nature, is sinful and that he has fallen from a glorious and righteous state from which he was created, and has become unrighteous and unholy. Man, therefore, must be restored to his state of holiness from which he has fallen by being born again (St. John 3:7)
“New Community Church Of God In Christ” was the name God gave our pastor and founder, Elder Willie R. Hunt, when he heeded the call to pastor, on March 14th 1990. Along with the new church’s name, the Lord also gave Pastor Hunt the church’s motto: “Whosoever will, let them come.” Services began in the living room of the Hunt home in Capitol Heights Maryland, and the Lord mightily blessed the ministry from the very first day, as 20 individuals immediately joined. The Lord let Pastor Hunt know that within 60 days, his home would not be large enough to hold the congregation. And on the 59th day of the ministry, 13 individuals joined the ministry, bringing the total membership to 53, far more than the Hunt’s home was able to accommodate.
After prayer and seeking the Lord for a larger location, the Lord allowed New Community to move to a building at 4901 Marlboro Pike in Coral Hills, Maryland. This new location worked well for a while, but then the ministry suffered trying times and the membership decreased. During those trying times, the Lord was with Pastor Hunt and let him know that the ministry would come out more than a conqueror (Romans 8:37). Pastor Hunt moved the services back into his home in October 1991. Those members who remained with the ministry were encouraged to stay with the Lord. Pastor Hunt kept the ministry going in his home until he received further instructions from the Lord. By being obedient to the Lord, the ministry grew and received numerous visitors.
In June of 1992, the Lord spoke to Pastor Hunt and told him that He was again going to bless him and instructed him to go into “uncharted areas”, specifically Charles County, Maryland. No further message was forthcoming until August 1992, when Pastor Hunt stood to deliver the morning message. The Lord specifically said “Go to Waldorf”, and told Pastor Hunt that within the next three weeks, New Community would see Him move. Two weeks later, on a Wednesday afternoon, the Lord spoke to Pastor Hunt and told him to take his wife and go for a ride in Waldorf. Being unfamiliar with the area, Pastor Hunt and Missionary Hunt drove to Waldorf, awaiting God’s further instruction and guidance. Within 15 minutes of entering the limits of Waldorf, the Hunts were parked in front of what would become the new home of New Community, 3040 Leonardtown Road. The building had no signs indicating the owner, but they went home believing the Lord had led them to the place where He wanted the ministry to be. One week later, the building became the new home to New Community Church Of God In Christ, exactly three weeks as the Lord had said. The ministry remained at that location for the next eight years.
In October 2000, the Lord spoke again during a Sunday morning service, and told Pastor Hunt that within 48 hours he would see Him move on the church’s behalf. A 48-hour shut-in was called and when it ended the doors were opened for New Community to move to their present location, 12435C Mattawoman Drive.
Only God knows the future for New Community, but prayerfully, when He’s ready to move us, we’ll be ready to move!