Many faces. One faith.
We are a diverse group of believers – teachers, accountants, musicians, social workers, industry workers, public servants, business owners, parents – united by our shared faith in a loving God. We are everyday people being used by God to do extraordinary things.
New Direction Church is a church plant of our Founders Jerrell & Angela Beard. After nearly six years as the Senior Pastor and co-church planter of The Zion Church in Jackson, TN God called our pastor to the office of an Apostle. In doing so, in 2011 Apostle Jerrell Beard heard the Lord grant him permission to resign from pastoring at The Zion Church and relocate to Middle Tennessee to plant churches and disciple leaders.
Beginning with a small group bible study in their homes our Pastors laid the ground work to launch New Direction Church. In 2012, New Direction Church International was birthed. As the church sought stability and identity, God soon revealed who we are and what our mission is. Since 2012, our church family has grown in many ways.
We recently purchased four acres of land in West Smyrna where will we construct our 'mother church' in 2016. Currently, we worship at 1135 Rock Springs Rd. Ste. 110, Smyrna TN as we await the complete construction of our first church plant.
The mission of New Direction Church International is to plant church and make disciples of all people around the globe with the uncompromising message of Jesus Christ.