We the members of the New Paradise Baptist Church in San Diego, California

welcome you. We are happy that you chose to worship with us, as we celebrate

the goodness of the Lord. If you do not know the Lord or have a church home,

we invite you to be apart of this House of God.

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Contact Us

Address:  New Paradise Baptist Church420 68th Street, San Diego, CA 92114

Phone: (619)266-0214

Or email us at webmaster@newparadisebcsd.com




Welcome from the Pastor

Weekly Ministeries

Church Worship Service (Every Sunday @ 10:45 a.m.)

We invite everyone to attend our Sunday morning worship services beginning at 10:45 a.m.  420 68th Street, San Diego, California.

Church School (Every Sunday @ 8:45 a.m.)

The bible is a map to peace, happiness, and Heaven.  Follow it and you will have a safe journey.  Wander from it and you are in trouble.  Join us next Sunday as we continue to discover God in His Word.

Prayer Meeting/Bible Study (Every Wednesday @ 7:00 p.m.)

Corporate prayer and bible study led by Pastor Moore every Wednesday afternoon and evening.  Great opportunity to share and ask question directly of the teacher

American Sign Language Classes (Every 1st and 3rd Monday @ 6:30 p.m.)

American Sign Language class meets every 1st and 3rd Monday, at 6:30 p.m.  If you have any questions please see Kristyna Bush.

Ladies in Faith Together – (L.I.F.T.) (Every Tuesday @ 7:00 p.m.)

Ladies Join us Tuesday evenings from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  We will be studying about the Church from the book Thirty Discipleship Exercises:  The pathway to Christian maturity.  The Bible clearly states that believers should meet together regularly for prayer, worship, teaching, Fellowship and mutual encouragement.  God never intended that we walk alone in our faith.

Brotherhood (Men’s Bible Study)

Men of all ages, please join us every Tuesday of each week at 6:00 pm for bible study and fellowship.  Young men and boys welcome also.

P.O.P.N. (Peer on Peer Network – Girls Bible Study)

Girls all ages, meets various Tuesdays at 7 p.m.

Day Care at NPBC

Day Care New Paradise offers supervised daycare during Church School and Worship service for those with children 3 years and under.

Service Times

Church School (Every Sunday @ 8:45 a.m.)

The bible is a map to peace, happiness, and Heaven.  Follow it and you will have a safe journey.  Wander from it and you are in trouble.  Join us next Sunday as we continue to discover God in His Word.

Worship Service (Every Sunday @ 10:45 a.m.)

We invite everyone to attend our Sunday morning worship services beginning at 11:00 a.m.  420 68th Street, San Diego, California.

What We Believe

What We Believe – Page 1

The Bible is the final authority in all matters of belief and practice because the Bible is inspired by God and bears the absolute authority of God Himself. Whatever the Bible affirms, Baptists accept as true. No human opinion or decree of any church group can override the Bible. Even creeds and confessions of faith, which attempt to articulate the theology of Scripture, do not carry Scripture’s inherent authority.

  “For this cause also thank we God without ceasing, because, when ye received the word of God which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but as it is in truth, the word of God, which effectually works also in you that believe.”   ~ 1st Thessalonians 2:13


The local church is an independent body accountable to the Lord Jesus Christ, the head of the church. All human authority for governing the local church resides within the local church it-self. Thus the church is autonomous, or self-governing. No religious hierarchy outside the lo-cal church may dictate a church’s beliefs or practices. Autonomy does not mean isolation. A Baptist church may fellowship with other churches around mutual interests and in an associational tie, but a Baptist church cannot be a “member” of any other body.

   “And he is the head of the body, the church: who is the beginning, the firstborn from the dead; that in all things he might have the preeminence.”    ~ Colossians 1:18


Every born-again believer has direct access to the throne of God.  Therefore, since every child of God shares in the priesthood of the believers, all have the same right as ordained ministers to communicate with God, interpret Scripture, and minister in Christ’s name.  This is first and foremost a matter of responsibility and servanthood, not privilege and license.

   “Ye also, as lively stones, are built up a spiritual house, an holy priesthood, to offer up spiritual sacrifices, acceptable to God by Jesus Christ.”   ~ 1 Peter 2:5


We practice only believer’s baptism by immersion, which is the only acceptable mode for baptism because it alone preserves the picture of saving truth. No other form pictures the death, burial, and resurrection of Christ (Romans 6:1-5). We believe that the Lord’s Supper is a symbolic ordinance, picturing Christ’s body broken for our sins and His blood shed for our redemption. It is not a saving ordinance, but helps us remember His death, and inspires us while looking forward to His coming. It is to be observed by regenerate, obedient believers.

   “For I have received of the Lord that which also I delivered unto you, That the Lord Jesus the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me.”

~ 1 Corinthians 11:23-24


Every individual Christian has the liberty to believe, right or wrong, as his/her own con-science dictates. While we seek to persuade men to choose the right, a person must not be forced to into compliance, realizing that it is not always the larger group who holds the truth when, in fact, our heritage as Baptists has demonstrated the worth of every individual believer.

   “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God.  ~ Romans 14:12


Local church membership is restricted to individuals who give a believable testimony of personal faith in Christ and have publicly identified themselves with Him in believer’s baptism. When the members of a local church are believers, a oneness in Christ exists, and the members can endeavor to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

“Then they that gladly received his word were baptized: and the same day there were added unto them about three thousand souls.”…”Praising God, and having favour with all the people. And the Lord added to the church daily such as should be saved.”    ~ Acts 2:41&47


The Bible mandates only two offices in the church–pastor and deacon. The three terms–“pastor,” “elder,” and “bishop,” or “overseer”–all refer to the same office. The two offices of pastor and deacon exist within the local church, not as a hierarchy outside or over the local church.

“This is a true saying, If a man desire the office of a bishop, he desires a good work.”…”For they that have used the office of a deacon well purchase to themselves a good degree, and great boldness in the faith which is in Christ Jesus.”   ~ 1st Timothy 3:1-13


God established both the church and the civil government, and He gave each its own distinct sphere of operation. The government’s purposes are outlined in Romans 13:1-7 and the church’s purposes in Matthew 28:19 and 20. Neither should control the other, nor should there be an alliance between the two. Christians in a free society can properly influence government toward righteousness, which is not the same as a denomination or group of churches controlling the government.

   “Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers. For there is no power but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God.  Whosoever therefore resist the power, resist the ordinance of God: and they that resist shall receive to themselves damnation.  For rulers are not a terror to good works, but to the evil. Wilt thou then not be afraid of the power? do that which is good, and thou shalt have praise of the same:”

~ Romans 13:1-3


  1. Acts 1:26: Before Pentecost officers were chosen by lot. That was the Jewish way.
  1. Acts 6: After Pentecost officers were chosen by the congregation.

Continued (What We Believe Page 2)

American Sign Language

Interpretation for the Deaf is available at our 11:00 a.m. Worship service.

American Sign Language Classes (Every 1st and 3rd Monday @ 6:30 p.m.)

New Paradise Deaf Worship Service April 14, 2013 3:00 p. m. ASL-logo_jpg

Meet the Pastor

Rev. James Moore, Jr.


On February 15, 1962 a 10 pound 10 ounce baby boy was born to James & Erma Moore.  He is the youngest of 5 children: Erma Jean, Mae, Marilyn and Nadine.  James Moore, Jr. was blessed to have parents who loved him very much.  While being the only boy and the baby of the family, you could say that he lived a privileged life.  Both of His parents have gone home to be with the Lord.  James, Jr. is forever grateful to God Almighty for blessing him to have two such wonderful parents that loved him enough to make him do what was right.

James grew up in San Diego, California.  His parents were members of Calvary Baptist Church under the leadership of Dr. S. M. Lockridge.  His parents made sure that Jesus Christ and the Church were a major part of his life.  He received Jesus Christ as Lord and Savior and was baptized as a child.  He was very active in Sunday School, Baptist Training Union, Junior Usher Board, Vacation Bible School, Youth for Action, and for a brief moment, he even tried to sing in the Youth Choir.  Many people had an active part in James’ growth as a young Christian, from the Cradle Roll to the Young Adult Department.

As Providence would have it, James and Gloria grew up two houses from each other, and they both tell the story how they did not like each other as children.  But as time went by things begun to change. October 13, 1984, James and Gloria Jeanette Price were joined in holy matrimony and are now into their 29th year of marriage.  James & Gloria have been blessed with two beautiful and healthy children, Victoria LaNise, who lives in Houston, Texas and Isaiah James, who lives in San Diego.  He has often told friends that being Gloria’s husband and the father of Victoria and Isaiah is the greatest honor that God has entrusted him with.

In 1992 James accepted his call to the Ministry, and on November 25, 1992 he preached his first sermon at the Calvary Baptist Church, and holds the distinct honor of being the last preacher Dr. S. M. Lockridge licensed before he retired as Pastor of Calvary Baptist Church.  He served as an Associate Minister at Calvary from 1992 to October 1994.  God then provided him with an opportunity to serve in a greater capacity that he might gain more experience in the ministry as the Assistant Pastor of New Faith Baptist Church, under the leadership of Rev. John H. Barnes, Pastor.  Rev. Moore served at New Faith Baptist Church for 10 years.

In December of 2004 Rev. Moore received a telephone call from Rev. Anthony C. Frazier, then Pastor of New Paradise Baptist Church, stating that things have transpired at his home church, St. John Baptist Church in Oceanside, California.  Due to the recent  passing of the late Pastor, Dr. T. W. Davis, Rev. Frazier stated that St. John Baptist Church had called him to be their Pastor, and after much prayer the Lord confirmed in him that he was God’s choice for St. John B.C.   Pastor Frazier then told Rev. Moore that God had strongly placed him on his heart, and he was highly recommending that Rev. James Moore, Jr. become the next Pastor of New Paradise Baptist Church.

Once again God’s divine providential hand moved and on December 31, 2004, Rev. James Moore, Jr. became the new Pastor of New Paradise Baptist Church.

Since becoming the pastor of New Paradise, Pastor Moore has earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies from Southern California Bible Institute. And He is now pursuing his

Master’s Degree in Biblical Studies.  After receiving his Master’s Degree, Pastor Moore plans to pursue his Doctorate Degree.