New Dorp Baptist Church


Our History

Our History

At NDBC we believe that God’s renewing work is evidenced in our rich and storied history, which displays the faithfulness of God, for over a century, on Staten Island and throughout the world.

July 1902

Initial meetings were held in homes in the New Dorp area, exploring the possibility of planting a church

September 1902

Storefront services were held on Sunday evenings

April 1904

Sunday School was begun

April 9, 1905

New Dorp Baptist Church founded with twelve original members, with the following Resolution
Resolved, that, guided as we believe by the Holy Spirit, and relying on the blessing of God, we do, here and now, by this Act, constitute ourselves a Church of Jesus Christ to perform His service, and to be governed by His will, as revealed in the New Testament.”

July 1907

New Dorp Baptist Church incorporated

September 1916

Church Covenant adopted

December 1918

Due to the effects of World War 1, services are temporarily discontinued

April 1919

Services continued, considerable growth ensues

October 1928

Dedication of current building on the corner of Rose Avenue and Tenth Street

July 1940

First full-time missionary commissioned

April 1955

 Celebration of 50th anniversary

July 1964

Groundbreaking for current school building

October 1968

Major sanctuary renovation

September 1974

Nursery School begins, significant growth ensues leading to the founding of New Dorp Christian Academy

June 1990

New Dorp Christian Academy celebrates first 8th grade graduation 

April 1995

Celebration of 90th anniversary


New Dorp Baptist Church continues to rely on and experience the blessing of God.

Gathering and growing on Staten Island
Going to the lost in the United States and on three other continents
Partnering with Pregnancy Care Center (care for the unborn), Voice of the Martyrs (persecuted church), and Wycliffe Bible Translators (unreached peoples)


We believe that God has called us to gather regularly to express our love and appreciation for all He has done and is doing among us and through us. We also gather to love, encourage, and strengthen one another through the mutual exercise of the gifts God has given to each of His followers.


We believe that every genuine Christian will grow in their likeness and obedience to Jesus Christ, through the means that He has so graciously provided. This is what the Word of God refers to as making disciples. We are blessed by God to be His instruments for real change in the lives of His followers.


We believe that God desires to display His beauty and glory to all humankind. To that end, joining God in the renewal of all things through Jesus Christ means that we are to go and tell others, locally and globally, about the good news of salvation for the forgiveness of sin. This is a costly call, requiring a sacrificial lifestyle, forfeiting short-term pleasures for eternal rewards.