Pastor Jesse Curney, III accepted the calling of God on his life, and was licensed to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ in 1987. Pastor Curney began his ministry as a passionate Youth Pastor and who loved sharing Christ with young people both in the local church and community and as a result of his serving he was thoroughly equipped to accept God’s present calling to Pastor of New Mercies Christian Church. Pastor Curney is a graduate of both Beulah Heights University with a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies, and Luther Rice University with a Master of Divinity Degree in Theology.
While serving as an assistant pastor in the latter part of 1999, God spoke to Pastor Curney and said, “I have a new work for you.” After hearing the voice of God, Pastor Curney began to fast and pray. During his prayer time, Pastor Curney asked the question, “God what do you want your new place of worship to be named?” God reminded him that every day you rise, “I provide you with new mercies, and I need you and the local church to be an extension of My mercy to others.” From that reminder, Pastor Curney began to call the church that God was birthing New Mercies Christian Church.
New Mercies Christian Church’s inaugural service took place May 5, 2002, with over 1,000 well-wishers in attendance. New Mercies has multiplied from 35 founding families to more than two thousand (2000) families, making it one of the fastest growing churches in Lilburn, GA, Gwinnett County.
Through the vision of Pastor Curney New Mercies has over 46 ministries that allows people to use their spiritual gifts to serve the church, the community, and people all over this world, but most of all our Lord Jesus Christ. God has shown Pastor Curney and the New Mercies family that He is no respecter of person and that He is truly sovereign. Pastor Curney recognizes that everything we do, as New Mercies Christian Church, must bring glory to God and be used as an opportunity to help others come to Christ.
Pastor Curney is married to the lovely Aleana M. Curney and they are the proud parents of Jesse IV, Jiana, Jene’ and spiritual son Joshua.