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*On this date in 1903, The New Hope Baptist Church of Newark was organized. The New Hope Baptist Church is one of the oldest Black churches in the state of New Jersey.
It was created in Newark, New Jersey when the population was around 76,300,000 and women still had no right to vote. The New Hope Baptist Church was organized by Addie and Maggie Vine, two sisters, in a room on Drift Street (in Newark).
The incorporation of the church happened when it was uncommon for churches to gather and congregate in such large groups. Incorporation happened in 1911 when they were located at 232 Central Avenue. The New Hope Baptist Church has only had 6 Pastors in its over 100-year existence.
The current Pastor is Reverend Joe A. Carter. The church's vision is to be "Purpose-Driven with Five-Star Excellence, Ministering to the Total Man." There is a dire need to serve this present age spiritually, economically, physically, and emotionally. The New Hope Baptist Church is a full-time ministry, with areas of need being addressed yearly. There is a 6-day per-week Food Program.
A Clothing Ministry aids those in need of clothing, and a Substance Abuse and Referral Ministry exists to aid those who are addicted and have realized they need a way out. As the church has grown, so did its ministries, and most of the events and activities are held during the month of June. New Hope celebrates its church's anniversary yearly on the 3rd Sunday in September.