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New Generation International Ministries

Richmond’s Northside is home to the New Generation International Ministries, which was founded in the fall of 2008 by Pastors Mike and Danielle Hathaway. Their leadership was covered by Pastor Milton and Sylvia Hathaway. The church is non-denominational and is affiliated with the New Covenant Community Church in New Kent County. The Hathaways welcome all visitors enthusiastically and treat them as new members of their growing family. 

Surrounding New Generation International Ministries is located in a community that faces serious problems of economic hardship, drugs, crime and broken homes. The Hathaways state that their goal is to rebuild the community in which they both were born spiritually and physically. They assert that they wish to give back to the community in the name of God. As Michael Hathaway puts it, “We want to be pillars of the community, to show people if we can make it, they can too.” The emphasis is on offering hope and a positive outlook in an area that has very little of either. The Hathaways reflect this emphasis when they state that “When someone walks in here, even if they are homeless, we know, even if we never see them again, their lives are better because of the work we do.”

The New Generation International Ministries holds a Sunday morning service along with a Wednesday evening service. The services at NGIM are energetic, which also helps attract the youth of the area. They feature passionate sermons from Hathaway and musical performances by his talented family. The congregation consists of a growing member base of over fifty and is predominantly African American.

New Generation International Ministries fulfills its neighborhood support mission through many community outreach programs. Every Thanksgiving and Christmas the church hosts a dinner for the homeless, and at Easter the church hosts a neighborhood egg hunt for holidays. New Generation International Ministries also sponsors a program called “Rock in a Hard Place” that provides services to the elderly. The church is planning a GED program, a community daycare, and rights restoration program through which the church will assist recently released inmates in restoring their basic civil rights.

New Generation International Ministries 
2404 Chamberlayne Avenue
Richmond, VA 23222
(804)-381-6954

Sources:
New Generation International Ministries website
New Generation International Ministries

Profile prepared by Jeremy Moody
October, 2009


 

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