On October 14, 2000, a bible study including eleven families began meeting at the home of Reverend Rodney Frazier. This bible study began to grow and by early November moved to the Cedar Hill Independent School District Administration building at US 67 and Cooper Street. After much prayer, the bible study group made the decision to become a core group to plant a church in the spring of 2001. Pastor Frazier proposed the name New Beginnings Community Fellowship, based on 2nd Corinthians 5:17, “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ he is a new creation, the old has gone, the new has come.”
January 2001 – Reverend Frazier participated in an assessment conducted by the Baptist General Convention of Texas and the Dallas Baptist Association. Upon successful completion of the assessment, New Beginnings was approved for financial assistance and further training from both organizations. Also during this time, Mount Hebron Baptist Church, under the leadership of Pastor Leonard O. Leach, agreed to become the sponsor church for this new work in the Cedar Hill Community. On February 18, 2001, the core group held its first preview service with an attendance of close to one hundred people and during this service eight people joined. The second preview service took place March 18, 2001. On Resurrection Sunday, April 15, 2001, New Beginnings Community Fellowship, “A place where you can start all over,” held its grand opening service with an attendance of one hundred twenty-three, of which thirty-one were core members. Service was held at Beltline Intermediate School.
2002 – New Beginnings moved to the Cedar Hill ISD Administration Auditorium.
December 2004 – New Beginnings began its “United We Build” campaign; a building campaign to begin obtaining funds necessary to purchase land in the Cedar Hill area on which to build.
2005-2006 – New Beginnings moved to West Intermediate School in the High Point area of Cedar Hill. New Beginnings went through a season of testing from the fall of 2005 to 2006 when Pastor Frazier became ill, but God triumphantly brought him back in December 2006.
Good Friday, March 2008 – New Beginnings purchased 5 acres at our new home at 1599 Kingswood Dr. in Cedar Hill. For the next year the leadership, building committee, and architects designed a 10,000 sq. ft. worship/administrative temple that God could take glory in.
August 2009 – New Beginnings held its official Groundbreaking Ceremony attended by a host of members, friends, and public officials including remarks by the Mayor of Cedar Hill Rob Franke. In November 2009 construction began.
2011 – The “new temple” was completed.
Today – New Beginnings Community Fellowship continues to impact the Cedar Hill community by leading out and participating in various community projects. We will continue to trust in God to lead us every step of the way for we have come this far by faith.