Southern Baptist Convention

Located in the fast-growing Big Cove/Hampton Cove communities near Huntsville, AL, New Salem Baptist Church truly is "a church home that really feels like home." What began as a mission in 1953 is now a vibrant, growing church with a mission...a mission to proclaim the gospel, to praise God and to worship in spirit and in truth as we await the Lord's return.

Year Founded: 1953
Members: 681
Average Attendance: 148

Mailing Address:
314 James Rd
Owens Cross Roads,  AL  35763-9021

Church Staff:

Senior Pastor: Rev. Richard Anderson, (256) 518-9328

Content last updated: 9/17/2015

Worship Times

  • 09:45 am - Sunday School and Bible Study classes for all ages from birth through Senior Adults. Includes active classes for Children, Youth, College and Career, Adults and Senior Adults.
  • 11:00 am - Traditional morning Worship Service includes prayer, hymns of praise and a message from God's Word.
  • 05:00 pm - Discipleship Training classes for all ages from birth to Senior Adults.
  • 06:00 pm - Traditional evening Worship Service.
  • 06:30 pm - Mid-week Prayer and Devotional Service.
  • 06:30 pm - Youth Organizational meetings such as Acteens, GAs, Mission Friends and RAs.
  • 06:30 pm - Youth program meets for Bible Study and activities.

Church Ministries


G.R.O.W. (God Rewards Our Work) teams meet the 2nd Tuesday of each month at 7:00 PM. The purpose of G.R.O.W. is outreach and evangelism of our community.

Mission Organizations (Wednesdays at 6:30 PM)

Women's Missionary Union sponsors Women on Missions, Acteens, GAs and Mission Friends. Brotherhood sponsors Men's Ministry and RAs.

Mothers Day Out

A program for children from birth through age four years. Hours of classes are Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9:00 AM until 1:00 PM.


We have an active Youth Group reaching out beyond the walls of this church through activities and Mission Trips.

Driving Directions

From Huntsville,take Highway 431 South. Turn right at the signal light onto Sutton Road. Go one mile and turn right onto James Road. Visit our website at for a map and more detailed directions.

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