Reverend Jeffrey Bryan is the Pastor of the Bethlehem Missionary Baptist Church located in the Borough of Roselle. He previously pastored at the Tabernacle Baptist Church located in the City of Newark, where he served as Pastor for 17 years. Rev. Bryan is married to Leading Lady, Kia A. Bryan and their blended family is blessed with four children: Denajah, Jeffrey, Jaiden and Josiah.
Rev. Bryan is a graduate from the New York Theological Seminary Certificate Program. Rev. Bryan is a graduate of the Somerset Christian College where he received his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Organizational Leadership and he is currently pursuing a Master of Arts Degree in Ministry and Community Leadership at New Brunswick Theological Seminary.
On Sunday, September 29, 2019, The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association installed Rev. Bryan as our 13th Moderator. The New Hope Missionary Baptist Association, Inc. is an incorporated body of baptized believers in Jesus Christ and was organized October 1918. The Mission of the Association is the Gospel of Jesus Christ. It develops a fellowship among neighboring churches, supports home and foreign missions, develops an educational program and assists churches in need. Having begun with a membership of five churches, the Association is presently forty churches strong.
Our new Moderator brings a long history of being a member of New Hope. He grew up in the Tabernacle Baptist Church under the leadership of the late Rev. Dr. William Irving who also served as Moderator of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association from 1963 – 1988. He started participating as a youth with the YES (Youth Enriched to Serve/AIM (Adults in Mission) and when he became an adult he served as President of the AIM ministry. This led him to attend The National Baptist Convention of USA, Inc. Congress of Education Sessions as well the Annual Sessions. As you can see, Rev. Bryan has been a part of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Association for a long time. In 2012 he was selected to become Second Vice Moderator in 2012, by the late Moderator John T. Teabout, who died suddenly in December 2014. After Moderator Teabout's untimely death, he became First Moderator.