About New Heights


  • Formally known as East McComb Baptist Church
  • Established in 1901
  • Located on Pearl River Ave
  • Over the years, began to outgrow the building
  • Began to see an opportunity to move Church Body to Summit
  • 1999 - Voted by secret ballot to relocate
  • September 2003 - Ground breaking Ceremony held at Northwest Campus
  • July 12, 2005 - Proposed new name "New Heights Baptist Church". Motion Passed.
  • December 4, 2005 - First service at New Heights Baptist Church.
  • December 6, 2015 - Celebrated 10 year reunion
  • 2017 - Continuing to Love God, Love Others, and Love Life.

Our Pastor : Rick Kennedy

Rick Kennedy

Bro. Ricky Kennedy has been in the ministry for 46 years and 25 of those being here at East McComb/New Heights Baptist Church. As the pastor at New Heights, Bro. Rick shares the gospel every week with the same passion he has had for 46 years of his life. He truly lives by what he preaches every week. Seeing a need 11 years ago, Bro. Rick pushed for the church to move from the Pearl Street location in East McComb to a location in Summit where New Heights currently is today. Bro. Rick has a passion for people and continues to Love God, Love Others, and Love Life.

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Joe Elliot
Joe Elliot
Minister of Music
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Trey Hess
Trey Hess
High School & College Pastor
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Lynn McInnis
Lynn McInnis
Children & Middle School Minister
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Linda Stogner
Linda Stogner
Ministry Assistant
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Debbie Ball
Debbie Ball
Financial Officer
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