Our Beginnings


In 1983, God called Sidney P. Malone, our Senior Pastor, through an audible voice to minister His Word. By faith, he grabbed the vision, which soon exploded into reality. After seven years of biblical study inspired by the Holy Spirit, Pastor Malone began teaching the life changing principles found in the Word of God.

Seven years later, he founded New Growth In Christ Christian Center (“NGIC”) on August 4, 1990. The ministry formed from a weekly bible study of six college students in an upstairs bedroom of the home of his mother, Evangelist Myrtle Malone. All of them were eager to hear and do God’s Word. Since then, the church has held services in several locations. In March 10, 1994, NGIC settled into its own home at 2568 Sparks Road, Memphis, TN.

In 1992, Ministry Training International formally Ministry Training Institute (“MTI”) was formed with the purpose of providing superior ministerial training to those who have been called to the five-fold ministry and the ministry of helps. In 2012 the ministry school celebrated its 20th year anniversary. Hundreds of ministers have successfully graduated from this awesome school of ministry!

NGIC held it first service November 2004 in its new facility located at 7550 East Shelby Drive, Memphis, Tennessee. This location will accommodate and host this growing vision and testify of God’s faithfulness as He continues to brings it to past. We at NGIC declare that we are a multicultural, international, mega-ministry, fulfilling the plan of God throughout the earth. Out of this ministry leaders and Pastors are being developed to equip God’s people, bringing them to full maturity. NGIC has a growing congregation of over 650 members. The Ministry of Helps consists of 49 departments with over 250 members serving.

The Ministerial Staff currently consists of Pastor Danny Cole, Assistant Pastor of Membership, Pastor Kennis Sewell, Assistant Pastor of Youth, Pastor L. Deneice Henderson, Assistant Pastor of New Growth International Administration and Helps Ministry and Pastor Craig Tucker, Assistant Pastor of Music.

NGIC is an anointed, contemporary, cutting edge church on the move where the Spirit of God always manifests His glory. As we continue to trust God every step of the way, we don’t expect anything less from the Father, but favor, increased grace and anointing as we follow our visionary, Dr. Sidney P. Malone.