About Our Church
The Purpose for the Church to be a Showcase for the Glory of God:
His intent was that now, through the church, the manifold wisdom of God should be made known to the rulers and authorities in the heavenly realms, according to his eternal purpose which he accomplished in Christ Jesus our Lord. (Eph. 3:10-11)
God has a big picture plan to use the Church to show forth His ways. He is able to call out of this world a depraved people, devoid of truth and light, and make them into the likeness of His Son, holy and blameless in Christ Jesus -- those whom He calls His Church.
New St. Hurricane's rich heritage dates back to 1856 when a few Negro slaves made an indelible and historical mark in time. The original church was named St. Hurricane deriving its name from the Hurricane Plantation. This small wood-frame building was shared with the white plantation owner. The slaveholders and slaves used the church on alternating Sundays. Historical records show that St. Hurricane Church predates the Emancipation Proclamation and continued after the slaves became free. When slavery was abolished, the plantation owner allowed the slaves to take the church building with them. The church building was moved by placing it on logs and pulling it with mules. The journey of only a few miles reportedly took several months to complete.
The church building was moved to Tamo Pike, now known as Grider Field Road. After several additional moves, the church finally relocated in Pine Bluff at its current location, 3319 S. Ohio Pike, now known as Ohio Street. Under the leadership of the late Reverend Albert King who served faithfully for 48 years until his death. Under his leadership a new edifice was constructed. On June 6, 1976 a new building was dedicated and the name was changed to New St. Hurricane.
Following the death of Rev. King the church elected Reverend Lorenzo Jones, III on July 5, 1988. Rev. Jones formerly served as youth minister of the church. Under his leadership the church began to flourish. New ministries were formed and the church experienced phenomenal growth. This increase in membership thrust the church into a building program which resulted in the construction of a modern $2 million structure. By the Lord's grace New St. Hurricane continues to be a catalyst within our community. In February of 2014 God sent Rev. Derick Easter to be the new shepherd of our church body. Under his brief leadership we have experienced tremendous growth spiritually, numerically and financially. We have upgraded several facets of our facility and media ministry, expanded our Christian Education Department and continues to develop many active ministries involving all age groups. These groups minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the members and the community.
We believe that the church is not just a place to meet, but a place to meet the needs of the multitudes.
NEW ST. HURRICANE IS TRUELY A PLACE WHERE YOU CAN GROW!