Pastor Profile:

Rev. Dr. Alonzo Perry, Sr.

Rev. Alonzo Perry, Sr.

Reverend Dr. Alonzo Perry, Sr. is a native of Asbury Park, NJ. He is the pastor of the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in Jersey City, New Jersey where he has served as pastor since November 1997. He is a graduate of Jersey City State College in Jersey City, NJ where he received the Bachelor of Arts Degree in Sociology. Pastor Perry received a Master of Arts Degree from Trinity Theological Seminary, Newburgh, Indiana.

Rev. Perry received the call to ministry and was licensed to preach the gospel in 1984 and was ordained in 1987. In 1996, Reverend Perry served as New Hope's first Business Administrator. On July 29,1997, he was called to pastor the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. He was installed as the third pastor of the church on November 30, 1997. Since then, New Hope's membership has grown to over 1,500 members. 

Rev. Perry instituted an 8:00 am  worship service, started Café New Hope, the Praise Dance ministry, and a drama ministry. He formed New Hope, ETC, a community development corporation which seeks to improve the lives of families and children. In the past twelve years over 30 ministries have been added to the church. Pastor Perry is in great demand as a conference speaker and facilitator.

In 2007 Rev. Perry launched a new initiative called Church on the Edge. COTE is an creative outreach to young people age 18 - 35. He revamped the Adult Sunday School division to include the offering of elective courses using a semester system. This has increased the Sunday School from 30 to over 150 adult learners. He has merged the use of technology and dynamic teaching tools in the church. In addition, he led the church through the total renovation and refurbishing of the church sanctuary and education building. He is currently leading the church in a capital improvement project to renovate the façade of the church.

Rev. Alonzo Perry, Sr. is also the founder of APS Ministries, International. He launched APS Ministries to help spread the good news and message of Jesus through CD’s, DVD’s, blogs, Facebook, Twitter and other media outlets. His latest releases, “A Word to Singles” and “Evidence for the Resurrection” are resources that are destined to greatly impact the kingdom of God here on earth. Rev. Perry is happily married to the lovely Brenda Brown-Perry. They have three children, Alonzo, Jr., Danielle Jillian, and Giselle Elise. Rev. Perry enjoys counseling and he is a voracious reader.