Enon Tabernacle Baptist Church, Philadelphia, PA
Associate Pastor of Exaltation
Blane Joseph Newberry is a native of Philadelphia, married to the former Cathy Leigh Hill. He was educated in the Philadelphia Parochial School System. Reverend Newberry attended Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, earning a B.A. Degree in Sociology and Social Work, having been awarded a four-year athletic scholarship. He earned a M.S. Degree in the Administration of Justice from Shippensburg University in Pennsylvania. Reverend Newberry has matriculated at the Palmer Theological Seminary in Philadelphia.
Reverend Newberry has guided the development of youth in Philadelphia as a Juvenile Probation Officer, Gang Prevention Officer, and Recreation Leader. Prior to accepting his call into full-time
Reverend Newberry attained a career in law enforcement for the U. S. District Court in the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and the U. S. Department of Justice as a Federal Probation and Parole Officer.
Additionally, Reverend Newberry is passionate in his pursuit of souls for the Kingdom and serves in the following capacities:
Certified pre-marital and marital counselor with Gilead’s Balm Counseling Ministry
- Lecturer/Facilitator (discipleship classes, marriage retreats, church member assimilation, community organizations, and organizational management)
- Missions Educator
Since 2007, Reverend Newberry has traveled extensively to the continent of Africa, in fulfillment of the global missions call on his life, namely to Uganda and Kenya, East Africa, and Capetown, Johannesburg and Pretoria, South Africa.
- Advocacy and Affiliations with Susan G. Komen Philadelphia, Penn Medicine Abramson Cancer Center, Fox Chase Cancer Center, Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Cancer Treatment Center of Philadelphia (Ministry Leadership Trainer), Prostate Health Education Network (PHEN); and the African Caribbean Cancer Consortium
- Board Member – Susan G. Komen Philadelphia Affiliate (2016 – 2018)
- Board Member – Anti-Drug/Anti-Violence Network (PAAN), Incorporated
- Member – Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated
- Member – Norristown Chapter NAACP