NVF originated in the fall of 1998 as a Bible study led by Juan and Robin Jones in the home of Eddie and Tamara Coleman. As attendance grew, the Bible study moved to a larger home on Luckney Road. However, not long after this move, the Lord dealt with the Joneses and Colemans about officially forming a ministry. With the Lord’s guidance, the couples wrote the mission statement for the ministry and named it New Vision Fellowship.
In February of 1999, NVF held its first service as a church with Juan Jones as its Senior Pastor, and since that first service, God has showed His faithfulness by meeting every need of the church. From chairs being paid for by unexpected donors to Godly wisdom and advice, the consistent manifestation of God’s goodness inspired members to testify that, "God pays for what He orders."
Quickly, NVF outgrew its 524 Luckney location, and as a response, leaders began searching for a new location. Because of good stewardship, the ministry bought five acres of land further down Luckney Road with cash, and began preparations to build the new facility. Initially, NVF secured financing for the new church building through a local bank; however, God had other plans. One day in prayer, the Lord asked the leadership "Why not trust me?" Being obedient to the Lord’s supplication, the leaders turned down the financing and decided to break ground on the building with the funds that the church had on hand. Throughout the building’s construction, God delivered on his promise to provide the needs of His people, and with His help, NVF was built by the dedication and commitment of its members and others. As a testament to God’s faithfulness throughout the building process, the leaders made a sign that said “Built and Financed by God’s people,” and this motto still holds true to this day. Although construction was not fully complete, the first service in the new facility was held in July of 2004 in what is now the Fellowship Hall and through three phases, the facility was completed. The building was and is indeed a testimony to the goodness of God. NVF is a debt-free ministry and continues to declare that God pays for what He orders.
Currently, NVF has many opportunities to connect with other believers, grow in faith and serve the greater Rankin County community. In addition to the Sunday morning service, NVF has mid-week Life Care Groups (LCGs) where believers can fellowship, connect and grow together. People from all ages, religious backgrounds, and races are attracted to NVF. We are confident that as we keep the Lord first, our greatest days are ahead of us, and that this body of believers will be used as an instrument in God's hand to fulfill the great commission.