New Shiloh Church History

Shiloh Baptist Church of Atlantic City, NJ was organized in March 8th of 1898. This Church traces its origin to a few Christian men and women, in good and regular standard, who were granted letters of demission, from Second Baptist Church of Atlantic City, NJ, on February 21st 1898. It was these pioneers who formed an Independent Baptist Church, now known as the Shiloh Baptist Church. Our records indicate the founders were: Moses. Johnson, Henry Smith, Joseph Brown, Booker Harris. W.R. Jackson, Matilda Murray and Anna Robinson.

The original church located on Ohio & Arctic Avenues, was purchased for $9,000.00. The inside and outside was renovated in 1954. Since then many repairs were made to Shiloh, especially during 1990 to 2000. However, due to years of use the building became structurally unsafe. Senior Pastor, Bishop Dr. James Washington informed the membership that for safety reasons they would have to leave the building until the structural damages could be repaired. The Shiloh membership held their worship service in the All Wars Memorial Soldiers Home until the repairs could be made. However, God had another plan. Under the leadership and vision of our great Senior Pastor, Shiloh purchased land at 701 Atlantic Ave, Atlantic City, NJ, for the purpose of building a New Church and Community Life Center. A Groundbreaking Ceremony was held on May 16, 2002. The construction was completed and paid in full in December 2003.  The Dedication Service for New Shiloh Baptist Church and Community Life Center was December 28, 2003.  To God Be the Glory for the Great Things he has done. 


Our Mission

The purpose of this congregation is to seek, find and do the will of God by seeking the guidance and empowerment of Holy Spirit for doing our part in fulfilling the mission of Jesus Christ to His Church. In order to fulfill this purpose, we dedicate ourselves to reading, studying, and following God’s Word to constant prayer for guidance and empowerment, to worshipping and praising God, to making disciples for Jesus Christ, and to being His servant in the service and liberation of mankind. We seek to continue to grow to full maturity. We are a Bible Preaching -Teaching and Family-Centered church. We offer a full array of services to community of Atlantic City and New Jersey at Large.

At New Shiloh you will find Bible Study and Sunday School for all ages, Good Gospel Preaching and Teaching, Fine singing and Music Ministry and a Community Outreach for Christ.  Our Outreach Pastor and Minister of Music, is Rev. Aaron James Washington, Sr. Our Youth Pastor is Rev. Dr. Nycole P. Lyles-Belton.

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Meet Our Pastor And First Lady

Bishop Dr. James Washington, is the Senior Pastor and CEO of the New Shiloh Baptist Church and Community Life Center. Our First Lady and Executive Pastor, is Rev. Dr. Ruby Washington. Our Assistant Pastor, is Bishop Matthew Akpan. Our Church Administrator Pastor, is Rev. Harold Reaves. Our Deacon Family Ministry Chairperson, is Deacon Tyree Wilson. Our Trustee Ministry Chairperson is Rev. Linda Reaves. Our Chief of Security is Deacon Dewane Parker. Our Minister of Music, Rev. Aaron J. Washington, Sr.