Our History

The New Beginnings Seventh-Day Adventist Church has a very humble beginning. The church was originally the Cherry Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church that was located on Joplea Avenue in the neighborhood of Cherry Hill in Baltimore.

On Christmas Eve 2008, a fire burned down the church. With practically everything lost in the fire and now displaced, the congregation looked to rebuild and replace that which was lost.

During the transition, the Created for So Much More Worship Center on Cherry Hill Road opened their doors to the Cherry Hill SDA Church congregation. For almost 5 years, the Cherry Hill SDA Church worshipped at this location.

However, the Lord works in ways we cannot comprehend. An opportunity presented itself that would allow the congregation to obtain a new church building; one that was bigger and practically ready for ministry. This building, being sold by the Good Shepherd Church of God in Christ, would require the congregation to move to the neighborhood of Morrell Park, which was within a 3 mile radius of Cherry Hill.

After much prayer, deliberation, discussion, and even more prayer, the congregation decided to relocate to Morrell Park and take up residence in Good Shepherd's former building. The congregation also decided on a new name to reflect the new journey that they were about to take. They changed the name from Cherry Hill Seventh-Day Adventist Church to New Beginnings Seventh-Day Adventist Church.

The church went through an extensive renovation process, and is considered to be one of the most beautiful edifices in the Allegheny East Conference of Seventh-Day Adventists.

New Beginnings is grateful for the shepherd that led the flock during its "time in the wilderness", Pastor T. DuWayne Privette, and for its current shepherd, Pastor Moses E. Eli.