New St. Hurricane's rich heritage dates back to 1856 when a few Negro slaves made an indelible and historical mark in time. The original church was named St. Hurricane deriving its name from the Hurricane Plantation. This small wood-frame building was shared with the white plantation owner. The slaveholders and slaves used the church on alternating Sundays. Historical records show that St. Hurricane Church predates the Emancipation Proclamation and continued after the slaves became free. When slavery was abolished, the plantation owner allowed the slaves to take the church building with them. The church building was moved by placing it on logs and pulling it with mules. The journey of only a few miles reportedly took several months to complete.
The church building was moved to Tamo Pike, now known as Grider Field Road. After several additional moves, the church finally relocated in Pine Bluff at its current location, 3319 S. Ohio Pike, now known as Ohio Street. Under the leadership of the late Reverend Albert King who served faithfully for 48 years until his death. Under his leadership a new edifice was constructed. On June 6, 1976 a new building was dedicated and the name was changed to New St. Hurricane.
Following the death of Rev. King the church elected Reverend Lorenzo Jones, III on July 5, 1988. Rev. Jones formerly served as youth minister of the church. Under his leadership the church began to flourish. New ministries were formed and the church experienced phenomenal growth. This increase in membership thrust the church into a building program which resulted in the construction of a modern $2 million structure. By the Lord's grace New St. Hurricane continues to be a catalyst within our community. In February of 2014 God sent Rev. Derick Easter to be the new shepherd of our church body. Under Pastor Easter’s extraordinary leadership, New St. Hurricane Baptist Church has experienced tremendous growth and development. To accommodate its favor and growth Pastor Easter led the church in building a multi-million dollar state of the art children and youth center.
We continue to minister to the spiritual and physical needs of the members and the community, won’t you consider joining us in this work.