New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church

Join Us As We Celebrate Our 42nd Church Anniversary

Wednesday Night, August 13th @  7:00 p.m.

Reverend Kenneth Goss,  Senior Pastor
New Direction Baptist Church in Colorado Springs, CO

Reverend Kenneth D. Goss is a native of Compton, California born to the parents of Simon and Marjorie Goss.  After graduating from Compton High School in 1983 he attended Chaffey Junior College in Rancho Cucamonga, California where he played on the basketball team while obtaining his education. 

In January 1986 he joined the United States Army and was stationed at mountain post Fort Carson in Colorado Springs, Colorado.   While in the Army as a member of New Jerusalem he surrendered his life to the Lord and accepted Jesus Christ as his personal savior on April 10, 1988.

Two years later on May 20, 1990 he heard and accepted the calling to preach the gospel of Christ at New Jerusalem Missionary Baptist Church.  To better prepare himself for ministry, he attended Colorado Christian University where he studied Christian Leadership.

Over the last twenty years he has impacted many lives in Colorado Springs.  He has served as Young Adult Spiritual Advisor, Collegiate Young Adult Spiritual Advisor and Youth Leader during his tenure at New Jerusalem.

In 1994 Rev, Goss began his first pastorate as the leader of True Spirit Baptist Church, a newly formed outgrowth of New Jerusalem. 

In March 2008 he founded and organized the New Direction Baptist Church.  Under his leadership the church has experienced and abundance of spiritual and numerical growth.

He is happily married to his wife Denise.  Together they are providing strong and positive guidance for their children and the community.

Thursday Night, August 14th @  7:00 p.m.

Rev.William Edmond, Associate Minister
Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church in Arlington,TX

Reverend William S. Edmonds was born in Norfolk, Virginia and until age of thirty years

was a member of Grace Episcopal Church. As a youth he was active in youth programs of the church and was an acolyte or “altar boy”. He also completed the requirements for receiving the Boy Scouts God and Country award for Episcopal scouts. He attended Booker T. Washington High School in Norfolk, VA and Howard University graduate and undergraduate schools.


 His military service in the Army included assignments in Vietnam and other overseas stations. Upon leaving the military he worked for several years Human Sciences Research (HSR) where he was involved in military related research, primarily in the area of race relations/equal opportunity. He is the author/coauthor of several publications which included field manuals for army leaders in race relations and helped develop curricula for the Defense Departments Race Relations Institute and Staff Colleges of the Army, Navy and Air Force. After leaving HSR he conducted research into issues of criminal justice and policing at the Police Executive Research Forum and the Police Foundation.


He came to Colorado in September of 1973 to conduct research and evaluation of Mental Health Programs at the Pikes Peak Mental Health and Counseling Center where he met Reverend James McMearn and his wife, Mary. In November of that same year he joined New Jerusalem.


Throughout those years and through the preaching, teaching and faithful friendship of Pastor McMearn he has come to a deeper understanding of God and the completed work of Christ on the cross. At New J, Reverend Edmonds served in many capacities, on various committees, served as a deacon and accepted the call to be a preacher of the gospel.


He now lives in Fort Worth, Texas with his wife Tina where they have three children: Ryane Edmonds, a physician in Baltimore, MD;: and Quinten and Quinlan Riser, twins, who are juniors and Deans List  students at William Jewell College in Liberty, MO.


Rev Edmonds is now one of the Associate Pastors at Greater Community Missionary Baptist Church in Arlington, TX where he continues the work of the Gospel in the way he was trained at New Jerusalem.

Friday Night, August 15th @  7:00 p.m.

Rev.Anthony D. Burton,  Senior Pastor
Progressive Missionary Baptist Church in Blytheville, Arkansas

Reverend Anthony D. Burton  is a native of  Blytheville, Arkansas, and the son, the thirteenth child out of fifteen of  Dr. Reverend L. B. Burton and Eddie Mae Burton of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Blytheville, Arkansas.


Reverend  Burton answered his call to the ministry in June of 2001 and was ordained November 21, 2004 under the leadership of  Pastor,  Reverend James H. McMearn of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fountain, Colorado.


Reverend Burton is a humble man who believes in the witness of  2 Tim. 2:15 (KJV) - 

 "to study to shew thyself approved unto God,  a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth".  His God-breathed vision is to minister, teach, and train men and women that it is God’s desire for them to have life and have it more abundantly.


Reverend Burton is a powerful and dynamic preacher- teacher, who serves abroad.  He serves as Associate Pastor of the Progressive Missionary Baptist Church, Blytheville, Arkansas. He serves as Associate Minister of the New Jerusalem Baptist Church, Fountain, Colorado, where he is also the President of the Young Adult Crusaders.


Reverend Burton is the husband to Mrs. Sandra Burton , father to Antronese,  Lakisten, and Chasity Burton and committed to building God-fearing Families.

sunday, august 17, 2014

Celebration Day Service

8:00 a.m./11: 00 a.m.

 Guest Preacher

Dr. C. Richardson Jr., is the  organizer and Senior Pastor of the Revelation Full Gospel Baptist Church in Los Angeles, California where he has served for over 33 years.

Born and educated in Pass Christian, Mississippi, he attended Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and Southern University in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  Pastor Richardson is a proud member of the Fisk University Golden Alumni. 


Pastor Richardson also attended Los Angeles Trade Technical College where he completed courses for his career in electrical engineering. 


Pastor Richardson also attended the Trinity Bible College and Theological Seminary located in Newburgh, Indiana.  He holds a LLD Doctor of Letters and Humanities and a Doctor of Theology degree from Trinity Theological Seminary. 


Dr. Richardson was a member of the Saint Andrews Baptist Church for nearly 60 years.  There he served as President of the Senior Choir and was blessed under his leadership to grow to over 125 voices.  He also served as a Bible Teacher for several auxiliaries, as a Layman, was an Ordained Deacon and an Ordained Minister of the Gospel. 


Dr. Richardson has been a member of the Providence District Association for well of 50 years.  He served for ten years as the President of the Congress of Christian Education of the Providence District Association of the California State Baptist Convention. 


Dr. Richardson has delivered the Spoken Word on numerous occasions at Church congregations in Southern California, Northern California, Texas, Louisiana, and Mississippi, throughout the United States as well as the Annual Session of the California State Baptist Convention.    


3:30 p.m.

Guest Preacher

Dr. Willie B. Page, Jr. was born March 26th 1949 in the small town of Plaquemine, Louisiana to the late Iola Smith Page and the late Rev. Willie B. Page, Sr.   He was called and baptized ten years later in April 1959 by the late Rev. W. L. McNell at the Pilgrim Rest B. C.  He began his public ministry at the tender age of ten, and was the youngest local Baptist preacher of that time in that town.   He was educated in the Iberville Parish School system and in July 1966 entered the Military service, serving in the U. S. Army. After being discharged in March of 1970 a young Page returned home by the grace of God after having serving in Korea. Around March of 1970 he migrated to the city of New Orleans, where the Lord led him to Greater St. Matthews B. C. under the leadership of the late Rev A. F. Williams, Sr. who later that same year on May 30th, ordained him. Rev Page was given favor by God to have the complete confidence of Pastor Williams, and was tremendously blessed while serving under him. Rev Page served St. Matthews for 12 years under the late Pastor Williams, and a short period under the Late Pastor David Bates who followed pastor Williams.


After the death of the beloved pastor Williams, Rev Page moved to the city of Chicago, where the Lord blessed him under the ministry of Bishop Claude Porter of the Proviso M.B.C. of Maywood , Illinois. Rev Page served in the Department of Christian Education as an adult class Sunday School teacher, also as teacher for the “Homebound Class” of the church’s outreach ministry,   In September 1993 he returned to New Orleans where he was led to the New Home Full Gospel Temple under the leadership of the late Bishop Robert C. Blakes, Sr. Six months later he returned to the town of his birth where in March 1995 Providence led him to Pastor James H. Dawson, and the Mt. Cyrene B.C. Under that ministry Rev. Page organized and chaired the Dept. of Christian Education, and served as organizer of the Brotherhood ministry of Mt Cyrene. He served Pastor Dawson and the Mt Cyrene family for sixteen years, until the Lord called him to serve as Pastor of the Nazarene B.C., in April 2011.   In January 2006 Dr. Page received his Doctorate in Divinity from Bell Grove Theological Seminary, Of Oakland California, as well as Doctorate in Ministry.  His personal motto is “I am what God says I am”.