Oh! Let's Magnify the Lord...For He is Worthy to be Praised
Rev. John E. Blackmon & First Lady Hattie Blackmon Pastor & Founder
Pastor John E. Blackmon is a native of Norlina, NC, and was educated in the Warren County Public School System. In April 1970, he joined the U. S. Army and was honorably discharged in December 1971. Pastor Blackmon was employed by the Washington, DC Metropolitan Police Department, serving 24 years and retired January 1994.
From 1983 to March 3, 1991, Pastor Blackmon was pastor of Mt. Olive Baptist Church in Centreville, VA; however, God gave him a vision to start a church. Thus, First New Birth Baptist Church was organized on September 27, 1991 in Pastor Blackmon's home.
Pastor Blackmon is treasurer of the Northern Virginia Minister's Conference, a member of the Northern Virginia Baptist Association Ordaining Council; a member of the Baptist General Convention, a member of the Hampton University Minister's Conference, Hampton, VA., a former member of the Manassas City School Pro-Active Discipline Review Board, a former member of Manassas City School 2000 Committee, the past Vice President of the Prince William County NAACP, a former member of the Prince William County Criminal Justice Advisory Board, and a former member of the Prince William County School Human Relations Advisory Board.
In May 1985, Pastor Blackmon graduated from the Washington Bible College in Lanham, MD.
Pastor Blackmon is married to Hattie Campbell Blackmon, and they have four children Catina, Charita, Christie, and John, Jr.; two son-in-laws Walter Jackson and Kevin Eley; and five grandchildren Nyemah, Tiana, Jasmine, Kevin II, and Chloe.