May God be gracious to us and bless us and make his face shine on us - so that your ways may be known on earth, your salvation among all nations.   Psalm 67:1-2

The foreigner residing among you must be treated as your native-born. Love them as yourself, for you were foreigners in Egypt. I am the Lord your God. Leviticus 19:34

Salvation is available for all people. They just need someone to share this good news with them. As the nations come to American soil, this is an amazing opportunity to reach them with the Gospel. God has blessed us with a vision to make His name known to South Asians in Jackson Heights through this church plant.

For the last several years, the South Asian Center, a ministry of Urban Nations Outreach, has served as an evangelical outreach to Hindus, Buddhists, and Muslim immigrants in Jackson Heights. The launching pad for the church plant is the South Asian Center. Through this ministry, immigrants are not only learning conversational English, they also are hearing about Jesus Christ. As the Spirit of God draws them closer to a life- changing relationship, the need for a church is evident so they can accept Jesus as their Savior, be discipled, and be sent out to share the Gospel.

The Jackson Heights Church Plant is a unique, multi-cultural, multi-congregational church. It will consist of small groups gathering together according to heart languages (English, Bengali, Nepali/Hindi, Tibetan/Chinese, and Spanish) and religious backgrounds (Muslim, Hindu, Buddhist, and Catholic). The small groups will gather weekly and all groups will come together monthly for joint worship services.

The Jackson Heights Church Plant is a joint venture of the Metropolitan New York Baptist Association, Urban Nations Outreach, and local NYC Baptist churches.

Urban Nations Outreach

Urban Nations Outreach is an evangelistic ministry that ministers to unreached people groups in New York City through adult and children’s programs like:
  • Conversational English Classes
  • Computer and Citizenship Classes
  • Bible Studies
  • After-school Programs
  • Summer Sports Camps
These ministries impact immigrants from West Africa and South Asia (including Bangladesh, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Tibet, and Bhutan).  Urban Nations Outreach has three evangelical storefront outreach centers in New York City:
  • THE SOUTH ASIAN CENTER in Jackson Heights, Queens
  • THE WEST AFRICAN CENTER in Bedford-Stuyvesant, Brooklyn