February 21, 1982 – Present
New Jerusalem Baptist Church (NJBC) was organized by the late Arthur O. Crowley, Jr., who pastured for 18 years, until he joined the heavenly host, May 1, 1999. The church was incorporated in August 1982. Pastor Crowley was true to the Church theme: “Maturing the Saved to Save the Lost.” His compassion and biblical knowledge were inexhaustible.
The first worship service was held at the Columbia Park Elementary School, where services continued for three years and three months. We worshiped in the school for three years and three months. The Church secured a loan in 1985 to purchase the 6707 Camden Street property. Maple Springs Baptist Church (the home Church), was very instrumental and supportive of this ministry. The mortgage was paid in full in September 1991. The original ministry consisted of the Pastor, an Assistant to the Pastor, three Associate Ministers, a Board of Deacons, a Board of Trustees and twelve auxiliaries. The Church has provided food, clothing, medical and rental assistance for Church members, the community and many others in need. We have engaged in door-to-door witnessing to over 5,000 homes in the area, or a rotational cycle. God blessed the Church and it grew from two to many under her former Pastor and organizer. Under the leadership of Dr. Crowley, New Jerusalem has been blessed with many sons. Upon bidding farewell to our great leader and Pastor, whose legacy will continue to live. Rev. William R. Benjamin, son of NJBC, served as the interim pastor during her brief interim.
On March 5, 2000, NJBC began the new millennium with her new Pastor, Rev. Michael L. Miller, a son of the Israel Baptist Church, Washington, D.C. On April 30, 2000, Rev. Miller was installed as Pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church. His home Church, Israel Baptist Church, held the Service. To date, under this pastorate, believers have placed their Church in our building; to God be the glory for adding to the Church, such that should be saved, increasing her membership.
Under Rev. Millers’ pastorate, NJBC is continuing to grow both spiritually and in membership. NJBC still meets the challenge of fulfilling the needs of its members, the community and others in need. A Scholarship was established in honor of the late Pastor, Rev. Dr. Arthur O.Crowley, Jr. We have adopted the Columbia Park Elementary School and provide annual Thanksgiving baskets to more than 70 families in need. Appointed a Director of Christian Education, two Ministers to the Gospel Ministry was licensed, eight Deacons were ordained and five Deaconess were added to the board, appointed four trustees and recently appointed an Assistant to the Pastor. He also led the congregation to purchase additional property on Camden Street. An Outreach Ministry was established and serves at two local shelters. We have participated in the Angel Tree Program to assist children whose parents are incarcerated and participated in the Department of Health and Human Services by adopting families for Christmas.
Rev. Miller prays that the church will continue to grow through teaching, worship, evangelism, discipleship, prayer and fellowship with a committed desire to press toward the mark of being “A Church After God’s Own Heart."
Wednesday, July 26, 2017 God allowed us to purchase a larger church at 6802 Walker Mill Road, Capital Heights, MD
Dr. Michael L. Miller:
Dr. Michael L. Miller was born to the late Sehon and Clyde R. Miller, Sr.; along with his five siblings. He was educated in the D.C. Public Schools and a graduate of the McKinley Technical (now Technology) High School. He received his spiritual training and was baptized at the Israel Baptist Church where he served in many ministries. He was licensed to preach and ordained with his brother, Rev. Vernon L. Miller, (Pastor, Evergreen Baptist Church) under the leadership of Rev. Dr. Morris L. Shearin, Sr. Dr. Miller received his formal education at the Maple Springs Baptist Bible College and Seminary where he earned a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling. He worked as the Bible Teacher at the Progressive Christian Academy in Camp Springs, MD and as an online Professor at the Eastern Carolina Christian College. He retired from the Washington Suburban Sanitary Commission as a Contract Manager, June 2019. March 2019, he was recognized by Radio One for Community Service. He has been serving as Pastor of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church for 23 years and counts it as an honor and privilege. He is married to the former Robin Sims and they have three adult children, Monique, Randall and Matthew. He and Lady Miller reside in Bowie, MD.
All Glory, Honor and Praise to Our Lord and Savior
We thank the Music and Praise Ministry for leading us in praise!
Faithful Is Our God!
“…So the king and all the people dedicated the house of God,”
II Chron 7:5
Every Wednesday, March-April 2018
March 7th – Pastor Fitzgerald, Iconium Baptist Church
March 14th – Pastor Certain, New Zion Baptist Church
March 21st - Pastor James, Jordan Baptist Church
March 28th - Pastor Banks, Trinity Baptist Church
April 4th – Pastor Young, First Rising Mt. Zion Baptist Church
April 11th – Pastor Watson, New Redeemer Baptist Church
April 18th- Bishop Jackson, Life Changing Church
April 25th – Rev. Fleming, Israel Baptist Church
Saturday, April 28th
11 am Pastor Vernon Miller, Evergreen Baptist Church
Pastors: Wilkerson, Miller, Miller
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