The New Horizon Missionary Baptist Church was founded by our Pastor...Rev. Ronald D. Richardson in November of 1998.
Pastor Richardson was born and raised in Dallas, Texas. He is the fifth child of eight children. He is a graduate of Thomas Jefferson High School. He has been married to Jo Ann Nelloms-Richardson for 32 years and they have three beautiful daughters, two son-in-laws and five grandchildren..
He preached his first sermon on May 29, 1994 at the Greater Mt. Everest M.B.C. under the leadership of the late Pastor Ocie Fuller Woods. He graduated from Southern Bible Institute in May of 1998 and returned in August of 2008 as an advanced student and received his Associates Degree in Arts in Bible on May 3, 2009.
He is a member of the Oak Cliff Baptist Ministers Union and an officer of the True Fellowship Missionary Baptist District Association.
Pastor Richardson was selected as the Bi-Vocational Pastor of the month by the Oak Cliff Baptist Ministers Union in November of 2009 and he is also a two time recipient of the Dallas Police Department's "Shining Star Ethics Award" in March of 2009 and February of 2010.
Pastor Richardson is an anointed man of God and has a love for people and he has GREAT faith in God and it shows in his daily life.
(Last Updated 5/24/16)
IN NOVEMBER OF 1998 A VISION WAS GIVEN BY GOD TO PASTOR RICHARDSON TO ORGANIZE THE NEW HORIZON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH.
A MEETING WAS HELD ON NOVEMBER 8, 1998 IN THE HOME OF PASTOR AND SIS. RICHARDSON. THERE WERE TEN MEMBERS IN ATTENDANCE.
PASTOR RICHARDSON WENT OVER THE PROCESS OF ORGANIZING A CHURCH AND WE RESOLVED THAT THE CONGREGATION PRESENT WOULD ENTER INTO THE ORGANIZATION OF A CHURCH. THE RESOLUTION WAS READ AND ADOPTED.
ON DECEMBER 15, 1998 ANOTHER MEETING WAS HELD AND PASTOR WOODS SERVED AS THE MODERATOR AND THE NEW HORIZON MISSIONARY BAPTIST CHURCH WAS OFFICIALLY ORGANIZED.
OUR FIRST TWO SERVICES WERE HELD AT 905 OAK FOREST IN THE HOME OF SIS. TAWANA RICHARDSON.
IN JANUARY 1999, WE WERE BLESSED WITH A BUILDING LOCATED AT 2316 S. DENLEY DR. WE HAD OUR INSTALLATION SERVICES THE THIRD WEEK OF JANUARY. WE WERE BLESSED BY THESE SERVICES BOTH SPIRITUALLY AND FINANCIALLY. THE CHURCH WAS FURNISHED WITH DONATIONS FROM PASTOR BECK AND THE JOURNEY BAPIST CHURCH, REV. ALBERT SNELL AND BAYLOR HOSPITAL.
WE WERE ALSO BLESSED TO PURCHASE A VERY SPECIAL VAN WHO THE CHILDREN NAMED “BIG RED” WHO SERVED US FAITHFULLY, BUT HAS NOW GONE ON TO VAN HEAVEN.
AS OUR MUSIC MINISTRY BEGAN, WE PURCHASE A SET OF BEAUTIFUL RED DRUMS WHICH WERE LATER STOLEN, BUT WE DID NOT LET THIS DISCOURAGE US, BECAUSE ROMANS 8:28 SAYS, “FOR WE KNOW THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THE GOOD OF THEM WHO LOVE THE LORD AND ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE” AND WITH THAT IN MIND, WE KNEW GOD WAS WITH US FOR HE HAD A TWO-FOLD BLESSING IN STORE FOR US. NOT ONLY WOULD WE BE BLESSED WITH A MUSICIAN, BUT ONE THAT WAS A MEMBER AND PASTOR RICHARDSON’S VERY OWN DAUGHTER, SIS. RONDRIA RICHARDSON.
GOD CONTINUED TO BLESS US AND WE BEGAN A CAMPAIGN TO “ADVANCE THE ARMY” TO THE NEXT LEVEL. WE WERE OUTGROWING OUR SPACE AND WE NEEDED A NEW PLACE OF WORSHIP, SO WE BEGAN TO RAISE MONEY FOR OUR BUILDING FUND. WE HAD A SEED SOWING PROGRAM IN JUNE OF 2003, THIS EFFORT WAS SUCCESSFUL AND WE CONTINUED TO BUILD UP OUR BUILDING FUND UNTIL GOD SHOWED US WHERE OUR NEW HOME WOULD BE.
AS WE WAITED FOR GOD, OUR ORIGINAL CHURCH ANNIVERSARY DATE, WHICH WAS IN JANUARY, WAS APPROACHING AND GOD LAID ON PASTOR RICHARDSON’S HEART TO MOVE OUR ANNIVERSARY DATE TO JUNE, BELIEVING GOD WOULD SHOW US OUR NEW HOME BY THEN, AND TO GOD BE THE GLORY, HE DID JUST THAT, WHICH IS OUR PRESENT LOCATION 8108 MASK DR.
ALTHOUGH WE HAVE HAD MANY UPS AND DOWNS......WE CELEBRATED ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT EVENTS IN OUR CHURCH HISTORY ON APRIL 4, 2009.......THE BURNING OF THE NOTE ON OUR CHURCH AND PROPERTY!
WE HAVE BEEN THROUGH THE STORM AND RAIN BUT WE ARE STILL STANDING ON THE PROMISES OF GOD AND STILL MOVING FORWARD IN HIS NAME FOR WE BELIEVE THAT ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR THEM WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO HIS PURPOSE AND OUR LABOR IS NOT IN VAIN IN THE LORD!!!