New Light Baptist Church - Richmond, VA

  • New Light Baptist Church - Richmond, VA
  • New Light Baptist Church - Richmond, VA
  • New Light Baptist Church - Richmond, VA

Who We Are

"Where All Peopl are God's People!"

Established in October 1934. New Light Baptist Church is located in the historic Shockoe Valley community of Richmond, VA. We are a church committed to biblically-based preaching and teaching, committed discipleship, loving fellowship, and missions.

Our Services

Service Times

  • 09:45am - Sunday School
  • 11:00am - Morning Worship
  • 07:00pm - Bible Study


Vernon Hurte

Vernon Hurte

In January of 2010, the Reverend Dr. Vernon J. Hurte accepted the call to serve as Pastor of the New Light Baptist Church in Richmond, Virginia, a place where "ALL People are God's People." In addition to serving the pastorate, Dr. Hurte is also a member of the faculty at The College of William and Mary. Believing in the responsibility of all disciples to "study to show thyself approved," Dr. Hurte has remained committed to becoming equipped to give his best to God. He earned a bachelor's degree in psychology from Bowie State University, the Master of Divinity (M.Div.) degree (magna cum laude) from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University,and the Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) degree from The University of Tennessee, Knoxville. An anointed preacher and teacher, Dr. Hurte has been invited to share God's word nationally and internationally. Also a gifted musician, Dr. Hurte has served as Minister of Music at Faith Community Baptist Church in Silver Spring, Maryland, Pine Street Baptist Church in Covington, Virginia, and St. Joseph's House of Prayer in Knoxville, Tennessee. Dr. Hurte is actively involved in his community. He is an active member of several professional and civic organizations, including the Baptist General Convention of Virginia, the Tuckahoe Baptist Association, and Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated (Life Member). Dr. Hurte is a recipient of numerous awards and honors, including being named, in 2009, as one of InSpire Magazines "Top 40 Inspirers in America." Dr. Hurte is married to his lovely bride, Regenea A. Hurte, Esq., and they are the proud parents of a daughter and a son.


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    I joined this church in 2002, because I had a family member that was a member of this church I have not been to church since my parent passed away 8 years before. I decided to join a new church after moving leaving my life in NJ behind especially with children I felt I should give them an opportunity to learn and make their own choice about church, God and Jesus. The first couple years was rough in and out, more out than in as the church went thought changes in ministry and searching for new pastor. One day I finally decided to go to church after promising God when I finally get transportation ill make more efforts in attending church no matter who the pastor was and uncomfortable I felt going (single mother with kids never a good look when you attend an elder church), I got the children ready one Sunday and we went to church New light had a new pastor , Pastor Vernon Hurte. I loved my pastor at Home Rev. Keith Marshall but I feel at good here at New light. Our Pastor is not only a good preacher he is good Man with a great family. He makes you feel comfortable and welcome at church and when he speaks you know God is speaking through him. If you wanna feel excepted, feel at home, and receive a message just for you by Christ come to the light on the hill.
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