Information about who we are and what we're striving to do

New Vision Fellowship (NVF) is a non-denominational community of believers who are committed to loving God and others, growing in faith and serving God’s kingdom by impacting our communities. NVF was born from a desire to encourage believers to worship wholeheartedly, a need to foster deeper understanding of God's word, and a commitment to share God's love with people from all walks of life. We believe for the will of God to be done in earth as it is done in heaven, and to introduce Jesus to be both savior and Lord in the hearts of all who will hear the gospel.


We are united through Christ

New Vision Fellowship is a faith community dedicated to fulfilling the Great Commission by reaching those who don’t know Christ, maturing those who do, and inspiring believers to share God’s love. Serving Rankin county and the Greater Jackson Metropolitan Area, our desire is not only to impact our local area with the glorious gospel of Jesus Christ, but to also be a unifying agent in the region. We promote purposeful living by developing people in key areas of life: spiritually, emotionally, financially, socially and physically. No matter where a person is in life, our desire is to see them move to the next level.


To Love, To Grow, and To Serve

New Vision Fellowship exists to help people become fully devoted followers of Jesus Christ through purposeful living. We accomplish our mission by:

  • Encountering God in WORSHIP
  • Engaging each other in FELLOWSHIP
  • Edifying believers through DISCIPLESHIP
  • Expressing God’s love through EVANGELISM
  • Equipping the saints to serve in MINISTRY
  • Executing God’s plan through LEADERSHIP

We focus on these six ministry points to shape how we love, grow and serve our community. 


We Believe: In the triune God - The Father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. (Genesis 1:1-3; Deuteronomy. 6:4; Mark 12:20.)

We believe in the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Jesus Christ is true God and true man. We believe that Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost and born of the Virgin Mary. We believe that Jesus was crucified, was buried, and has risen from the dead. We believe He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor. (Acts 2:36John 1:1-14John 3:16Matthew 1:20, 23Matthew 16:16-181 Corinthians 15:1-6Colossians 3:1Hebrews 12:2I Peter 3:22)

We believe that the Bible (Old and New Testaments) is God's divinely inspired Word. (2 Timothy 3:16)

We believe that all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and are in need of salvation. (Romans 3:23)

We believe salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ and is received through confession and belief of His death, burial and resurrection. (Romans 10:9-10I Corinthians 15:3-4Acts 4:12I John 3:5)

We believe it is the will of God for every believer to be filled with the Holy Spirit. (Romans 8:8-16Titus 3:5-6)

We believe in speaking in other tongues as the Holy Spirit gives utterance. (Acts 2:1-437-39; I Corinthians 14)

We believe that healing is provided in the redemptive work of Christ and is available to the believer. (Isaiah 53:5I Peter 2:24)

We believe that the Church consists of all those who have received Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. (I Corinthians 12:12-14)

We believe God has given five major ministry gifts for the building and edifying of those who receive Salvation through Christ. (Ephesians 4:11-14)

We believe that here will be a bodily resurrection of the just and the unjust. (John 5:28-30I Thessalonians 4:13-18)

We believe in water baptism, and observance of the Lord's Supper. (Matthew 28:19Acts 2:38I Corinthians 11:23-30)

We believe the tithe belongs to God. (Malachi 3:10)

We believe in the personal, visible, imminent return of Jesus Christ. (John 14:3Revelation 22:11-12)


As a family of believers, we are committed to:

  • Loving God and People
  • Spirit filled Living
  • Living according to Biblical principles
  • Walking in integrity
  • Continual Growth
  • Purposeful living

Our Motto

  • Passionate Worship
  • Purposeful Living
  • Powerful People

Our Mission


  • Love 
  • Grow
  • Serve


Pastors Juan & Robin Jones

Natives of Columbus, OH, Juan and Robin Jones met in High School at a prayer group, are best friends, and have been married for over 30 years.  They have two daughters, Tasha and Natalie, and two sons-in–love, Morgan and DeAndrew. Pastor Juan has a degree in electrical engineering and pastor Robin has a degree in accounting. In addition to their secular degrees, they both have theological degrees from Oral Roberts University in Tulsa, OK. Pastor Juan has a Masters of Divinity degree (MDiv), and Pastor Robin has a Masters of Practical Theology (MAPT).


Pastors Juan and Robin, along with Eddie “Ray” and Tamara Coleman, pioneered New Vision Fellowship (NVF) in 1999.  Juan is Senior Pastor and CEO of NVF, and Robin serves as Co-Pastor and COO. Their heart’s desire is to see people whole spiritually, physically, socially, financially, and emotionally. They are particularly passionate about the work of the Kingdom and over the years have served in various ministry capacities. The Joneses have had notable success at promoting unity amongst churches in the region, and they have a strong anointing in the area of marriage and family ministry.  They are both passionate about helping Christian couples demonstrate marriage as God intended, and as a team, they conduct marriage seminars and conferences.


Whether teaching in an academic setting, preaching to a congregation or ministering at a marriage conference, the Joneses’ love for God and people is undeniable. Neither is ashamed of the gospel of Jesus Christ, and they are always excited to boldly proclaim the truths found in God’s word. As loving parents, pastors, mentors, and counselors, it is easy to see the Hand of God on their lives, family and ministry.


Get to know the New Vision Fellowship Staff

Pastor Eddie "Ray" Coleman

& wife Tamara Coleman

Pastor Ray is the chief Elder and along with his lovely wife Tamara, co-founded NVF with Pastors Juan & Robin. He is a licensed and ordained minister, serves faithfully in various capacities in the church, and is well respected by all who know him. He is known for giving sound financial advice, and is also an avid hunter. Tamara is a licensed counselor, who never meets a stranger, and she also faithfully serves the church in many ways. The Colemans have been married since 1984 and have three adult sons: Matthew, Morgan (daughter-in-love, Dr. Tasha), Madison and one granddaughter, Bailey.

Pastor Carmen Dulaney

& husband Keith Dulaney

Pastor Carmen along with her husband Keith are faithful servants of Christ. They relocated to the area to be a part of the ministry, and each contribute to the overall success of NVF. Pastor Carmen is licensed, ordained and holds a degree in Religion (Christian Counseling) from Liberty University. She is a dedicated servant of Christ in the area of pastoral care and evangelism/outreach. Keith serves as a Deacon in the ministry and is a retired United States Air force pilot. They are high school sweethearts and have five adult daughters: Amber (son-in-love, Robert), Tyrea (son-in-love, Aaron), Shannon (son-in-love, Rhema), Alisha (son-in-love, Lando), Kiara, and four grandchilren, Jayden, Tori, Talynn & Reigna.

Pastor Willie Abston 

& wife Dr. Carmen Abston

Pastor Willie along with his lovely wife Dr. Carmen have faithfully served in the ministry for many years. His light-hearted personality, caring nature, and generous spirit has earned the respect of all who know him. He is licensed and ordained as a minister of the gospel, and is also a practicing attorney and owner of a law firm in our local area. He is responsible for the aspect of ministry which focuses on engaging believers through fellowship. Dr. Carmen is an English Literature professor, author and artist, who also faithfully serves in various capacities as well. They have been married since 1990, enjoy traveling, and have two children: Niles and Niel.

Lead Deacon Louise Coleman

Deacon Louise is a native of Brandon, and currently serves as Lead Deacon. She has extensive ministry experience in social services and has a degree in social work. Louise is sought after for prayer and counseling and faithfully serves in many capacities. She is well known and widely respected in our local area. She has been a part of mission trips to Africa and China, and she works diligently to help with both members' and community needs.

Melanie Hill

Melanei Hill is the church’s Administrative Assistant and is vital to the church’s daily operations. She faithfully serves the church’s leadership staff and helps anyone needing her assistance. She is a native of Jackson, MS. She has worked in non-profit management and earned her Master's in Business Administration from Belhaven University. She enjoys serving on the dance ministry and volunteering with the children's ministry.


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.


Church Address: 

652 Luckney Rd. Brandon, MS 39042


(601) 591-1267


(601) 591-2238



Email address:


Office Hours:

Mon., Tues. 9 AM-4 PM

Wednesday 9 AM-12 PM

Service Times:

  • Sunday Morning Pre-Service Prayer  10:15 AM
  • Sunday Morning Service 10:30 AM
  • Wednesday Life Care Groups and Bible Study - "Let's Talk About It" Large Groups (Currently Virtual)