Second New Hope Missionary Baptist Church


I greet you in the name of our Lord Savior Jesus Christ, who is the Author and Finisher of my Faith. I am excited about what the Lord has caused to happen at the Second New Hope Baptist Church through our Praise, Worship, and Ministries. The first Sunday in June 2004, Pastor Burr was unanimously voted to become the Pastor of Second New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. It is evident the Pastor Burr is blessed with a vision for Second New Hope (SNH). Under his Pastoral helm, he has been led by God to develop ministries that meet the needs SNH church family, as well as the people in the community and neighboring communities.

Ministries that Pastor Burr has identified and developed during the past 18 years include:

Chosen Men of Standard

SNH Men’s Conference

Women of God with Purpose

Youth Ministry

Meals on Wheels

Forgotten Harvest

Praising in the Park

The Substance Abuse Ministry

Moody Bible Institute

Senior Support via the Pearl Wright Center

Meals on Wheel Program


The Burr Shelter House

SNH Home Ownership program

Tutoring Program

Magdalene Andrews Annex

Fit For Life

Debt Elimination

At Second New Hope we are a small church with a big heart for the children of God who believe that we can do all things through Christ, which strengthens us. We will continue to let our light so shine before men that they may see our good works and give hope to those without hope. Let me take this opportunity to invite you to join us as we lift up Holy hands in praise, in worship and in love to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Second New Hope missionary Baptist church strives to give hope to those without hope.

We are Second New Hope, but second to none in our Praise, Worship, Love or Faith


Pastor Eric Burr & Leading Lady Odetta Burr

Sunday Services 10:00 a.m.

Wednesday Prayer Meeting/Sunday School (until further notice) 6:15 p.m.

Second New Hope church was organized in August of 1947 at the home Deacon Calvin and Sister Elizabeth Roney, L.A. Long, Moderator of the Eastern District Association of the National Baptist Convention and Reginald Davis of the State Missionary Board Officiated over the information of the new church. At that first meeting Rev. Oddis N. Lewis was approved as founding pastor. Soon after organizing they purchased the present property and worshiped in a small building known as the “goat house”. Almost immediately, the men of the church began building. The basement of the church was dug out by hand by Brothers Jacob Pye, Oddis Sr., Oddis Jr. & James Lewis, and John Andrews. The sewer and plumbing work was done by the pastor’s brother Rev. Grandville Lewis (known as Uncle Dutch). There was much discussion on how next to proceed. Folks said “we don’t have the money to build a church.” Rev. Lewis’ response was “we’re not building this church on finances, we are building on faith”. And they did. For the next 20 years the church worshiped in the basement, while saving and building as they saved the money for the expansion. We were known as the basement church. But we were also known as a family church and a church of love and a church of sharing. We were and are a church dedicated to the community. In 1970 the church marched into the upstairs debt free. In 1981 Rev. Oddis Lewis Sr., due to failing health, resigned as pastor and was replaced by Rev. Gabriel Lewis Sr. The church grew and flourished under his leadership for 21 successful and spirit filled years. When Rev. Gabriel Lewis Sr. felt that he had taken Second New Hope as far as the Lord has commissioned him to, the mantle of leadership was passed to our current pastor Rev. Eric Burr, who has continued to be a leader that seeks to meet the needs of the congregation and the community. We have accepted his commission of being 2nd New Hope but “Second to none”. He has challenged us to always be in pursuit of excellence. Many have come and gone many have worshiped and prayed and the power of the Lord remains in this place - come worship with us.

Charter Members

Oddis & Nellie Lewis Sr.
James & Tenny Lewis
James Willie Lee Sanders
Jacob & Virga. Pye
Josephine Young
Rev. Julian & Argetha McLittle
Magdalene Lewis
John Andrews
Rev. Robert & Sis. Huff
Theodore & Minnie Wicker

Wade & Nona Broc

Brother Parham

Chosen Men of Standard 

The Chosen Men of Standard is a Christ-centered ministry dedicated and committed to making a difference in the lives of men by developing a closer relationship to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, through vital relationships, issues relevant to today’s men and the Word of God. As Iron Sharpens Iron, we are committed to the whole man: Spiritually, Physically, Financially and Mentally. We are committed to raising the standard.

Debt Elimination

The Debt Elimination Ministry was birth to teach the children of God to be wise stewards with the finances entrusted to us by God, to be debt free and financially solvent to bless others. As the children of the promise, we understand that we are heirs to the kingdom of God, that we are the head and not the tail, the lenders and not the borrowers.

Emergency Response

In the event of some local or national emergency, the Emergency Response Ministry have in place a plan to check on the well being, secure and evacuate the seniors and single mothers of Second New Hope, if necessary to a place with adequate facilities, until the emergency has passed.

South African

The South African Ministry provides financial support to the spreading of the gospel of Jesus Christ in and around South Africa


Emergency Food Response

Please call the church if you need food in an emergency situation.

Helping Hands Ministry

The Helping Hands Ministry provides physical, financial and spiritual support to various local charities, such as The Detroit Rescue Mission, Cots and the Viet Nam Veterans.

Trustee Ministry

The Trustee Ministry maintains the financial aspect of Second New Hope.


The Tutoring Ministry provides the children of Second New Hope with the tools to improve their math and reading skills.

Sign Language

The Second New Hope Sign Language Ministry continues to spread the Word of God by communicating through the use of Sign Language to our deaf community.

Pastor’s Choral Ensemble

The pastor’s choral ensemble through spiritual preparation and song is to support the ministry of our pastor by ushering saints and sinners into the presence of the Lord.

Ushers Ministry

Ushering God's people under the direction and leadership of our pastor, Eric Burr.

Dance Ministry

To give praise to our Lord and Savior through dance and prophetic movement showing expressions of love for God through mime, modern, sign language and contemporary dance.

Youth Ministry

The Second New Hope Youth ministry goal is to develop and teach the youth the word of God and to put it to practice in our daily activities. Also, to provide a venue for the youth to interact with each other in a wholesome and fun environment that encourages the Christian lifestyle.

Women of God With Purpose

Our Mission is to provide Godly support to the women of Second New Hope that encourages each woman to develop a personal relationship with The father, The Son and The Holy Spirit. Our Vision is to provide this through fellowships that encourage, educate and edify our spiritual growth.

Reference, Research and Resources

References, Research and Resources Ministry provides connections and/or validation of services that directly impact or are being sought by Second New Hope members.

Media Ministry

To capture the events of the church as they happen with pictures and sound so that we might preserve our history and pass it on to future generations.

Substance Abuse

To establish a recovery ministry that will equip and empower former and current substance abusers and their families to be delivered from this bondage, to become productive citizens in their communities and the church, to proclaim the Gospel of Jesus Christ that all can be delivered.

Hospitality Committee

Church Beautification

Marriage Enrichment Ministry

Security Ministry

Nurses Ministry

Sunday School


Second New Hope

21250 Bethlawn

Ferndale, MI 48220

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2 Corinthians 9:2

Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Please pray for the sick and bereaved families daily.

If you are in need of prayer please, call the church at 248.548.0120 we will be glad to pray with you. You are not alone.


21250 Bethlawn

Ferndale, MI 48220

Telephone Number: (248) 548-0120


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