New Community Church Leadership
New Community Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will.
Rev. Dr. Edward Cross, Sr.
A native of Philadelphia, PA, Dr. Edward Cross, Sr. was educated in the Philadelphia Public School System and completed studies d at Temple University’s Business School. He received his Biblical education from Main Bible School, Antioch Bible School, and the Christian Leadership Training Center. He received a Doctor of Divinity degree from Jamison College in Wynfield, PA.
Dr. Cross received Christ in 1961 and was called to the ministry in 1962 under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. Horace W. Sheppard, Sr. He served the West Oak Lane Church of God in Philadelphia, PA as the Assistant Pastor for two years, and was then called to pastor in Wilmington, Delaware. In 1971, he became the Senior Pastor of New Castle Church of God. Later, this church moved to Wilmington and changed its name to New Community Church. Rev. Cross has served this congregation, with distinction, as Senior Pastor for 44 years.
His community contributions are numerous. With commendations, he has served as a board member of the Refugee Organization in Philadelphia, Friendship House of Wilmington, DE, and several Church of God committees. Dr. Cross has also served the greater church across the United States and the Caribbean as a revivalist and consulting pastor. He has hosted a television and radio program, which developed an outstanding reputation for equipping and changing people’s lives with a word from God. Many spiritual sons and daughters, including his eldest son from New Community Church, have been trained and sent to serve as senior pastors throughout America.
Through Dr. Cross’ pastoral leadership, many disenfranchised and broken lives have been touched with the compassion and power of Christ. Teams from New Community Church are actively working to impact the greater Wilmington community with creative, evangelistic ministry. God is ever enlarging Dr. Cross’ ministry to share the good news of Jesus Christ with power.
Dr. Cross has been married to Jeana Cross for over 65 years. She currently serves with him in his pastoral ministry. They are the parents of four sons and one daughter. Three of their sons are ministers. Dr. Edward Cross Sr. and his wife reside in Wilmington, DE.
Dr. Edward Cross, Sr.
Dr. Edward Cross, Sr., serves as New Community Church's Senior Pastor for 51 years.