Where We Pray: New Prospect Baptist Church focuses on faith, worship and community ministries

CINCINNATI - The Tri-State is rich in the number and variety of houses of worship. In our weekly feature, WCPO shines the spotlight on where we pray.

New Prospect Baptist Church

Address: 1829 Elm St., Cincinnati
Denomination: Baptist
Top Clergy: Pastor Damon Lynch, III
Size of Congregation: 1,200

Core Beliefs:

Genesis 1:1-- In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.

"Building a Healthy Community One Family at a Time through Worship, Word, Witness and Work." The church believes in God, the almighty creator of heaven and earth. The church believes in One God, eternally, existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. 1 John 5:7-- For there are three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost: and these three are one. MORE



For more than 90 years, the New Prospect Baptist Church has been serving the spiritual, emotional and physical needs of the residents of Greater Cincinnati. The congregation was born in 1919, when Deacon E.A. Bentley organized New Prospect Baptist Church with nine other believers.

Over the years, its main focus has been and is on youth and seniors.

MORE: Timeline of noteworthy events 

In 2010, the New Prospect Baptist Church embarked on a once-in-a-generation mission: The building of a new worship center in Over-the-Rhine and the restoration of the former Jewish Community Center in the heart of the Roselawn Community.  

New Prospect Baptist Church in the community

"In a fast paced, global world, a world that can display at times overwhelming compassion and at other times a frightening capacity for evil, it is in this world that the Church, with all of its bumps and bruises stands as a house of hope for all people. If you live in the Greater Cincinnati area or you are just visiting, New Prospect welcomes you."

New Prospect congregation members are involved in a number of ministries and activities. From feeding programs to worship arts and music, there is an activity for just about everyone.

Ministries include:

  • Feed 5000
  • God’s Provisions Food Pantry
  • Prison Ministry
  • Health & Wellness

On Sunday nights New Prospect is on the airwaves (1050 AM) starting at 7 p.m. The church website invites listeners to, "Tell your friends, tell your neighbors, tell your frenemies to tune in." You can also listen online.  Worshippers can find audio sermons on the church website.

Sunday Services

  1. First Service -- 8:00 a.m.
  2. Second Service -- 10 a.m.
  3. Sunday School -- 10 a.m.

Editor's Note: We are publishing "Where We Pray" in the order that we receive responses to our interview requests. Feel free to contact us if you would like your house or worship to be included! Email: holly.edgell@wcpo.com

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