God promises us that He will build up His Church; all we have to do is listen to His call. The story of Greater New Beginning Apostolic Church and Pastor Tommy Jones, Jr. testifies to the Truth that this promise is quite literal!
Bishop T. L. Jones, Sr pastored Greater New Beginning for 18 years and planned to retire in May of 2020; God brought him home on April 28th, 2020, days before his projected retirement date. After the passing of his father, Tommy Jones said “yes” to God’s call on his life to take up the pastoral mantle of his father. Pastor Tommy claimed that his father “always dreamed of renovating the church building but could only make minor improvements on the building.” As Pastor Tommy Jones began leading this congregation, God began to shine favor over Greater New Beginning Church. God connected Pastor Tommy to various pastors all over the city; upon meeting, one of the pastors stated, “Tommy, you need to meet someone… No, someone needs to meet you.” In that very moment, God aligned a partnership between Christian Service Mission and Greater New Beginning.
Since then, Christian Service Mission has had the honor of connecting local churches to the vision of restoring the building of Greater New Beginning. This summer, CrossBridge Church of Christ and Briarwood Presbyterian youth invested in what God is doing in this church by renovating basements, painting, and pressure washing. Pastor Tommy Jones claimed that “It’s clear God has orchestrated everything about this” as he testified of God’s abundant goodness throughout this entire process.