New Covenant Presbyterian Church was formed in 2007 when the need was recognized for a biblically conservative Presbyterian congregation in the McComb area. The group of committed worshipers who began meeting in July 2007 voted to affiliate with the Presbyterian Church in America and found it to be a wonderful home.
Formed in 1973, the Presbyterian Church in America is the largest conservative Presbyterian body in the United States with over 1700 churches and missions throughout the USA and Canada. From its beginning, the Presbyterian Church in America has determined its purpose to be "faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith, and obedient to the Great Commission."
The group was received by Grace Presbytery as a mission congregation of the Presbyterian Church in America on September 11, 2007 and was formally organized as a congregation at a joyful celebration held at Southwest Mississippi Community College in February, 2008.
NCPC met in two buildings from its inception in July 2007 to February 2012. Sunday School classes and worship services were held in a small rented building on highway 98. Children's classes were held upstairs "in the attic," and worship services gathered in the main room on the ground floor. The building served us well and we learned to know each other much better as a result of being in "close fellowship!" The pastor's office and other meeting space was in a building in downtown McComb, beside McComb Electric. Children's meetings, Bible studies, and many other meetings were held in this building.
The congregation purchased twenty acres of property on Enterprise Road in 2008 and began making plans for a multipurpose building. Construction began in November 2011 and was completed in February 2012. The congregation moved into the new facility just in time to hold the 2012 Missions Conference. The paint was barely dry and the grounds were covered in mud, but our hearts were rejoicing in God's goodness! A fully-equipped commercial kitchen was installed, the grounds were beautifully landscaped, additional chairs were purchased, and other "fine tuning" has been done since moving into the building. Almost half of the total cost of construction was paid when the congregation moved into the building.
Lane Stephenson served as pastor of NCPC from its organization in 2007 until October 1, 2015.
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