Who We Are…
“Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, before you were born I set you apart; I appointed you as a prophet to the nations.” Jeremiah 1:5
From the Spiritual womb of Bishop Eddie L. Long, God birthed New Birth Savannah, a satellite church of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church. In May of 2007, Bishop Long received this word from the Lord and started making plans to bring this vision to fruition. To fulfill this great vision, God placed in the spirit of Bishop Long, a mighty man of God with the heart of King David, Pastor Kenneth K. Law and his beautiful wife, the Elect Lady LaWanda R. Law.
After several months of planning, New Birth Savannah had its first service on September 30, 2007, in Pooler, GA, a part of the metro area of Savannah, GA, in the West Chatham Middle School gymnasium. With Pastor Law’s first message to the masses entitled “Jesus Wept . . . It’s time to come out of the Tomb”, many were saved, and gave their life to Christ, and joined in the immediate growth of New Birth Savannah.
When people come to New Birth Savannah, there should be such an encounter and an experience with the power and love of God, that lives are forever changed. How does the ministry support and grow that change in the people? “From The Parking Lot To The Pulpit!” Birthed out of the spirit of Pastor Law, “From the Parking Lot to the Pulpit” is the experience and spirit a person should encounter when they come to New Birth Savannah. The experience and spirit are Love, Excellence, Consistency, Accountability, Structure, Godly Character, Integrity, Customer Service, Passion, Team Work, Responsibility, and Communication.
With a foundation based on love and prayer, the Vision God has given Pastor Law is to “rebuild and restore the family locally and globally”. With a focus on the youth and family, Pastor Law quickly challenged the membership, as it continued to grow, to begin closing the door to those areas in our lives that keeps us from advancing in the Kingdom. Areas like, spirituality, family, finances, health and wellness, and community and civic engagement have been addressed. The challenge was to look over our lives to ensure that we were all in right standing with the word of God, in order to position ourselves for the blessing of God.
In the ensuing months, membership continued to grow to over 200. Being led by the Holy Spirit, Pastor Law continued to speak to those dry areas in the lives of many, as healing and wholeness were being restored to the family. This ministry reflects the spirit and heart of Pastor Law, to rebuild and restore family, which is manifested in the many families that have joined the membership.
As a result of Pastor Law building the people to serve and love, the membership extended beyond the four walls of the church to reach out to the community through senior citizens home outreaches, participating in clothing and food drives, colleges, schools and the surrounding community. In Fall of 2008, Pastor Law, was named the Chaplin of the Savannah State University Football Program. New Birth Savannah also became a recognized ministry of Savannah State University and began holding regular Sunday evening services in an effort to reach the college students. In February 2008, “The Awakening”, a one night revival, was birthed out of the spirit of Pastor Law. “The Awakening” enabled the Citizen of New Birth Savannah to open its arms and heart, in the spirit of fellowship and love, to the residents of the city of Glennville, GA.
As New Birth Savannah continued to blaze forward with a Kingdom Agenda, God showered His favor and love upon Pastor Law, First Lady Law and the New Birth Savannah membership. On Resurrection Sunday 2008, Pastor Law announced that New Birth Savannah would be moving into its permanent location, further marking that New Birth Savannah is here to stay and is relevant to this region.
Pastor Law sees New Birth Savannah as a Life Center, ordained and planted by God to impact the Coastal Region and beyond. Through love and prayer, each person, family and youth will come to know and understand the love of Christ and to walk in the full image of God’s embodying power, provision and endless possibilities in the Kingdom.
New Birth Savannah is commissioned to love and serve the people, win souls, make disciples, change the culture and advance the Kingdom of God.
Pastor Law and First Lady Law have been married for over 12 years. Although they do not have biological children as of yet, they proudly claim the three thousand children that God has allowed them to serve as surrogate parents. They are clearly establishing a living legacy of hope and a special anointing to turn the hearts of many towards the heart and the voice of the Lord. Under the leading of The Holy Spirit, they both walk in a posture of servanthood and with an understanding of “to whom much is given, much is required.”
Since September 2007, New Birth Savannah has been growing strong in the Lord displaying many signs and wonders of the Kingdom of God, making a bold statement that New Birth Savannah is REAL: RELATIONAL EMPOWERING ATTRACTING LOVING