Greater New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. was organized September 20, 1992 by Rev. Kelvin L. Elston. The membership total was approximately 22. The place of worship was 406 S. Tennessee Street: a big, empty warehouse. This warehouse was eventually transformed into a beautiful place of worship to a membership that grew to approximately 100.
After two years, God blessed the church family to purchase the former St. Francis Catholic Church at 32 St. Francis Place. The address was changed to 69 Cassville Road. The first service was held on July 24, 1994. Beginning August 7, 1994, it became necessary to have two services, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m. as membership had increased to 150 members. Rev. Elston remained as Pastor until February 26, 1995.
The church was incorporated on May 4, 1995 as New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Inc.On August 20, 1995, Rev. Roosevelt White Sr. was installed as Pastor and remained as such until August 17, 1998. Under his leadership, the church name was changed and re-incorporated as New Fellowship Community Church, Inc. on March 30, 1998.
On August 9, 1999, Rev. Willie J. E. Coombs, being led by God, accepted his calling to become the Pastor. At this time, the membership was approximately 15 members. The church family unanimously agreed to change the name to Greater New Fellowship Missionary Baptist Church, Inc. because the Lord had truly blessed us with bigger and better. In 2002, the first Deacons of the church were ordained. Under Pastor Coombs leadership, the membership has grown tremendously over the years.
With the increase in members, we have been blessed with a youth choir, a male chorus, a young adult choir, both men and women-based ministries, Coombs' Kitchen-Weekly Community Feeding, various usher boards, Sons and Daughters of GNFMBC (Associate Ministers), and so much more. We are looking forward to our future plans of expansion, either through enlargement or purchase. We have always expected great things from the Lord and as you can see, HE NEVER FAILS!