Senior Pastor, Associate Ministers, Deacons, Trustees, & Executive Staff

Orienthal J. Newburn, Sr. 

Senior Pastor

Youthful, bright, and energetic with a southern flavor describes in a nutshell the ministry of Pastor Orienthal J. Newburn Sr. Growing up in a family of preachers, the call and favor of God has always been upon his life. It was during the beginning of his senior year of high school (Aug 1994) when the call to ministry was accepted at the Mount Pleasant Baptist Church, North Little Rock, AR, under the leadership of Dr. O.C. Jones. He credits his parents, Rev. Alvin and Linda Newburn, Sunday school teachers, extended family, and the many mentors and spiritual fathers who have poured into his life.

Pastor OJ is the second oldest of 5 boys, born on Friday, March 11, 1977 in Little Rock, Ar. He graduated from the historic Little Rock Central High School in May 1995 and later attended Henderson State University and Univ. of Arkansas-
Little Rock and studied Political Science and Criminal Justice. Pastor OJ then completed graduate courses and received a Master of Religious Education in Theology at Gospel Ministry Outreach Theological Institute in Houston, TX in June 2014 and he is in currently enrolled in seminary working on a Master of Divinity at
Winebrenner Theological Seminary in Findlay, OH.  

When he is not actively ministering, you can find him interacting with his
wife, Veronica, and sons, OJ Jr. and Landyn. Pastor OJ’s hobbies include blogging online on current news or sports. His other interests include men's fashion, etiquette, traveling, playing dominoes & spades, college sports, basketball officiating, quizmaster/trivia, and researching topics on Anatomy and Physiology and Love and Relationships. Pastor OJ is also a proud member of Kappa Alpha Psi, Inc fraternity. He is a certified billing and coding specialist and is employed as an Adjunct Instructor in Medical Insurance, Billing & Coding at a  local college.   

Joseph Fletcher Jr.

Associate Minister

Penny Devereueawax

Associate Minister

Deacon Ministry

(left to right) Dea. Kevin Leavy, Dea. Willard Snow, Dea. Booker Street, Dea. Howard Richie, & Dea. Garry Hendrix

Deaconess Ministry

(left to right) Sis. Carol Hendrix and Sis. Ruthie Leavy ; Sis. Carolyn Street (not pictured)

Trustee Ministry

(left to right) Sis. Becky Kendall, Sis. Brenda Harper, Sis. Bethany Bolton, Sis. Rosie Curry,  Bro. Phil Byrd, Bro. Rick Daniels, & Bro.  Henry McKinley ; Sis. Lillian Morrow, Bro. Phil Selmer, Bro. Frank Black (not pictured)

Finance Staff

(left to right)  Sis. Nikia Morton, Sis. Brenda Harper, Sis. Jaemie Harley, & Sis. Vida Bevineau

Church Clerk

Sis. Eboni Morrow

Sis. Francine Hinchen - Photographer