SAN BERNARDINO, CA- New Hope Missionary Baptist Church, a 106-year-old historic church in San Bernardino has selected Dr. Michael Andrew Owens as the new Pastor, who hails from Detroit Michigan. Beginning on Saturday August 12 at 6 p.m. there will be a festive musical celebration, featuring guest musicians, Evangelist Kimberly Whitsett and Minister of Music, Gregory Pearson from Bethel Baptist Church East.
On Sunday, August 13, “Installation services” will be conducted at the 7 a.m., 9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m. and commence with dinner and a formal 4 p.m. event. Distinguished guest speakers will present during all services and the community and legislators are encouraged to join in sharing this exciting occasion. Dr. Owens will continue a very proud, phenomenal, impactful leadership of spirituality and community service which New Hope Missionary Baptist Church has provided the Inland Empire.
Reverend Dr. Michael Andrews Owens accepted the call to preacher the age of fifteen and was licensed by the Bethany Baptist Church in his hometown of Chester, Pennsylvania. In 1982, Rev. Owens was examined by the New Hope Baptist Association and ordained at the Calvary Baptist Church in Chester, Pennsylvania. He now celebrates more than 40 years as a preacher of the gospel.
Empowered by the Holy Spirit, Dr. Owens further prepared himself for the ministry through secular and religious educational pursuits. He earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science from West Chester State University, West Chester, PA. He completed his theological education at Eastern Baptist Theological Seminary, Philadelphia, PA., earning both his Master of Divinity and Doctor of Ministry Degrees.
He was also a great asset to the community as he directed the Capital Area City-Wide Revival for 10 years as a part of his work with the Interdenominational Ministers Conference of Greater Harrisburg, PA.
Dr. Michael Andrew Owens formerly pastored Bethel Baptist Church-East in Detroit Michigan. Dr. Owens was called to serve as Pastor at New Hope Missionary Baptist Church on May 3, 2017. Pastor Owens continues to faithfully minister the Gospel in word and deed as he leads the church family to worship God in Spirit and in Truth.