Pastor Eugene T. Grove, Sr. started the Evangelical Community Church on Easter Sunday above the Biddle Street Theater in 1958. The church was incorporated by the State of Maryland on March 6, 1963. Church services were held off and on, in the basement of 5008 Midwood Avenue for some 12 years.
Our present edifice at 1110 Beaumont Avenue, Baltimore, Maryland 21212, was built in 1975 and became The New Frontiers of Faith Baptist Church, Inc. at the suggestion of Preacher Joseph Brown. Dr. John D. Brook of Detroit, Michigan was the speaker at our first dedication service.
After a progressive year in 1987, the Lord in all His wisdom and love chose to call our beloved Pastor Eugene T. Grove, Sr., home on November 16, 1987 at 6:20 a.m. Memories of his preaching, singing, and caring ways will remain in our hearts forever. On December 2, 1987, Brother Willie J. Williams was voted in as the acting pastor of New Frontiers of Faith Baptist Church, Inc. On September 14, 1988 the church voted unanimously to install Pastor Willie J. Williams. Our former Pastor, Willie J. Williams went home to be with the Lord on September 6, 2011, preceded in death in 2008 by his faithful wife, Sister Mary Williams. We thank God for his faithfulness in the preservation of the core values established by our founding pastor, Eugene T. Grove, Sr.
Down through the years, the church has had a policy of not permitting music that does not reverence the Lord. This tradition continues unto today. Pastor Grove and Pastor Williams were always very proud of our choirs and the music presented in our church. They emphasized that our music must be pleasing to the Lord at all times and must give Him glory and honor and praise.
Our current pastor, Andrew Williams, Jr. was voted in as pastor on September 29, 2010 and was installed on Sunday, November 21, 2010. His spiritual goal in life is to equip the saints for holy living and to reach out for the lost with the Glorious Gospel of the Lord Jesus Christ. We are thankful for our First Lady, Sister Joyce Williams and her faithfulness and commitment to the things of the Lord.
Aaron Green, Sr. is our current assistant pastor. His wife, Linda Green, is the assistant chairperson of the Women’s Fellowship.
New Frontiers of Faith Baptist Church sits on a hill. It is visible from any direction you approach it: north, south, east or west. In the splendor of its surroundings it is a beacon of God’s love sending out a message to all who approach it. “Come unto me all ye that labor and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.” Matthew 11:28. Our theme verse for years has been, II Corinthians 10:16, “To preach the gospel in the regions beyond you and not to boast in another man’s line of things made ready to our hands.” Truly, it is the belief of all the members of this congregation, that when you enter therein, that your search for a warm, friendly and Bible teaching, Bible believing church has ended.