Landscape of New Kent, Virginia

The information listed below but not limited to provide a secular view of our church / community. Hopefully, this information will answer additional questions which goes beyond the church’s neighborhood.

  • New Elam Baptist Church is among the oldest continuous-use black Baptist churches in Virginia, posed to celebrate its 150th anniversary in 2017. Its members worship God in a warm and welcoming church-family atmosphere where old and young, male and female members actively participate in the various ministries offered. Opportunities abound for a new pastor to grow the church through outreach and new evangelical activities and ministries.
  • Located in historic (1654) New Kent County, home of the country’s first FLOTUS, Martha C. Washington, and the County has a rich and diverse history, including the US Supreme Court Case Green v New Kent Board of Education.
  • New Kent is centrally located along Virginia’s “Golden Corridor” (the interstate pathways from populous Washington, DC, (I95) to the tourist destination (I64), Virginia Beach). New Kent has four I64 interchanges, making access to New Elam an easy destination for those near and far.  Interstate access is bolstered by a local airport and close proximity to regional and international airports, as well as rail and waterway access points.
  • New Kent’s population has grown at a sustainable pace, serving largely as a thriving rural bedroom community for urban centers like Richmond and Newport News and with its own commercial base of local and national businesses. There are approximately 20,392 residents in the County (US Census estimate as of July 2015).  Pristine waterways border the north, south, and southeast boundaries of the County (Pamunkey, Chickahominy, and York), and multiple recreational activities available in the area.
  • New Kent County’s public Schools are among the highest rated in Virginia, with all schools achieving accreditation. (Check this for accuracy) Nearby universities and colleges include Virginia Commonwealth University, the College of William and Mary, Virginia Union University, Rappahannock (sp) and J S Reynolds community colleges, etc.,