EAST ORANGE, NJ - The spring season is soon arriving with anticipation of its beauty, rebirth and renewal, and New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange believes that its Spring Revival will also offer a chance for rebirth and renewal.

“Faced with so many things in our society today, Christians need to be encouraged and uplifted to stay and remain focused.”  “Spring Revival provides that opportunity, because it is a time of revitalization, renewal, restoration and recovery – all a part of spiritual refreshing,” explained Rev. Dwight D. Gill, pastor of New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange.

The event is scheduled for March 14, 15 and 16 at 7:00 p.m. nightly at the church, located at 144 Norman Street in East Orange. 

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Guest revivalist will be Rev. Jeffrey A. Johnson, Sr., senior pastor of Eastern Star Church in Indianapolis, Indiana.  He accepted his call to ministry at the age of 17 and has served as the Senior Pastor of Eastern Star Church since 1988. Rev. Johnson is not only a brilliant spiritual leader and well-known dynamic speaker, he is also a visionary and an author.  Under his leadership, the “One Church in Three Locations” has grown to over 10,000 members and has planted three churches in Indianapolis as well.

In August 2007, Rev. Johnson launched Kingdom Word Ministries and authored the following five titles: "Song of Solomon: Love, Sex and Relationships," "Making A Comeback: Reclaiming Our Lives In Christ," "Life Illustrated: Daily Thoughts For Your Daily Walk," "Dialogue with My Daughters" and his newest release, "Dialogue with My Sons."

He received a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Religion with Honors from Bishop College in Dallas, Texas. He has also received numerous honorary doctorate degrees, highly-esteemed community awards and was voted the 2012 “Best Pulpiteer” by Black Christian News Network One, an international online media resource.  A devoted husband, Rev. Johnson is married to Sharon Henry Johnson and is the loving father of four sons.

The public is welcome and encouraged to worship with New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange at this three-night revival of prayer, praise and powerful preaching. For more information, please call the church at (973) 678-6710.

About New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange:

New Hope Baptist Church of East Orange, which has a rich history and nearly 2,000 members, has been serving the spiritual and social needs of the community for many years.  The church provides numerous Christian education programs and community outreach initiatives such as a Food Pantry Program and programs for Youth, Seniors, Women and Health.