After 18 years of membership and ministry at Christian Life Church , Baltimore, MD, under the pastorate of the late Rev. J. Luther Carroll, in the 1990’s, like Abraham, Pastors E and B began sensing a compelling urge of the Holy Spirit to “do a new thing.” As the years progressed, God implanted in their spirit the details of the vision and mission He intended for them to pursue. Through much prayer and fasting and encouragement and support of the saints, a series of weekly prayer meetings began unfolding on Sunday evenings in their daycare center, Maranatha Christian Daycare and Learning Center, located at 3523 Ellen Road, Baltimore, MD. These prayer meetings led to the organizational meeting held on September 7, 2002.
At this meeting the founding members, comprised of Evangelists Ernest and Brenda Sewell, Dr. Gabrella McNair (deceased), Sis. Terrye Ashby, and Sis. Carla Bluitt, adopted the founding Church Charter:
WHEREAS, We have sought the Will of God through prayer and fasting, and
WHEREAS, We have been called and appointed of God to organize a new church for the purpose of bringing souls into the kingdom of God through preaching, teaching, and practicing the Gospel of Jesus Christ, and
WHEREAS, We are committed to this ministry,
RESOLVED, That we, the undersigned, being led by the Holy Spirit, on this 7th day of September, 2002 do organize and constitute a new church to be named New Solid Rock Fellowship Church, and
FURTHER RESOLVED, That Evangelist Ernest M. Sewell and Evangelist Brenda J. Sewell be appointed and serve as founding Pastors of New Solid Rock Fellowship Church, Baltimore, Maryland.
On April 5th of 2011, God enabled us to purchase our current property at 4003 W. Northern Parkway, Baltimore, MD, which we dedicated on Easter Sunday, April 24, 2011. On Sunday, August 14, 2011, Rev. Terrye Ashby Moore (Ordained Minister 2005) was consecrated to the Office of Pastoral Ministry and appointed Assistant Pastor. Rev. Moore was installed as Senior Pastor of New Solid Rock Fellowship Church during the Church and Pastors’ 15th Anniversary Service on Sunday, October 1, 2017, which was also celebrated with the burning of the church’s mortgage.
We thank God for the souls saved, the miracles witnessed, and the promises kept. We look forward to the greater harvest ahead and to faithful service in God’s Vineyard until the day of Jesus Christ.
The Bible is the inspired Word of God and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness. (2 Tim. 3:16)
There is only one true and living God, infinite in wisdom, infinite in power, infinite in presence, and eternally existent in three persons, God the Father, God the Son, and God the Holy Spirit. (Gen. 1:1; Psalm 139:8-10; Isa. 43:10; Luke 1:7; 1 Tim. 1:17; 1 John 3:20, 5:7)
Jesus Christ, the second Person of the Godhead, fully God and fully man, was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life among men teaching, preaching, and performing miracles, was crucified, shed His blood for the remission of sin, died and was buried, rose from the dead completing the atoning work of redemption so that all persons who believe in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life, is now seated at the right hand of God the Father making intercession for us, baptizes believers with the Holy Spirit with the evidence of speaking in tongues, and will return to this earth in power and glory. (Isa. 7:14; Matt. 28; John 1:1,2; John 3:16; Acts 1:11, 2:4; Luke 3:16; 2 Cor. 5:21; Heb. 4:15, 9:22-28)
the Holy Spirit
The Holy Spirit, the third Person of the Godhead, indwells, seals, fills, empowers, guides, teaches, convicts, sanctifies, regenerates and bestows upon believers gifts that are still active in the church today so that believers can live victorious and holy lives. (John 14:16,17,26; Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:14,16,26,27; 1 Cor. 12; 2 Cor. 6:16; Eph. 1:13,14)
sin & redemption
Man was created in the image of God for the purpose of bringing glory to God, but fell from grace through the original sin of Adam, and would be doomed to eternal condemnation and separation from God except for the saving grace of Jesus Christ, which individuals can receive through repentance, confession, and belief in His resurrection. (Gen. 1-3; Isa. 43:7; John 3:16; Rom. 5:10-19, 10:9; 2 Cor. 5:17)
Although we are constantly at war spiritually with flesh, worldliness, and Satan our adversary, our weapons are invincible and include the Word of God, the Name and the Blood of Jesus, the fruit, the gifts, and the baptism of the Holy Spirit, the whole armor of God, prayer, praise, righteous living, and the unity of believers, all of which empower saints to be more than conquerors. (Acts 1:8; Rom. 8:37, 12:3-10; 1Cor. 12; 2 Cor. 10:4; Gal. 5:22,23; Eph. 6; Phil. 2:10; Heb. 4:12; 1Pet. 5:8)
the great commission
Christians are mandated to be witnesses for Jesus Christ and share the Gospel with the unsaved. (Matt. 28:19,20)
ordinances of the church
The two ordinances of the church are Baptism by immersion representing an association of the believer with Christ’s death, burial and resurrection and the Lord’s Supper as a remembrance of the Lord’s death until He comes again. (Acts 8:38; Matt. 3:16; Rom. 6:3-5; Col. 2:12; 1Cor. 11:23-28)
Christ will return for His Church and the dead in Christ and the saints who are alive will be caught up to meet Him in the clouds and reign with Him in heaven until He returns to earth for His millennial reign and the judgment of Satan and sinners. (1 Thes. 4:13-18; Rev. 20)