Welcome to South Bushwick Church

A ministry of worshipping, welcoming, and working!

South Bushwick Church is an inter-generational, family oriented worship experience in the Bushwick, Brooklyn area where people come together and worship with like-minded congregants as members of a strong, loving community. Whether you’re looking for peace of mind, a way to give back, or simply want to connect with God, South Bushwick Church welcomes all. Join our community, and start your spiritual journey with us!


About Our Church

South Bushwick Church dates back to November 1851 when it was organized. On September 6, 1852, construction began on the present building at 855 Bushwick Avenue and its cornerstone was laid. The church was then dedicated on February 27, 1853. On January 29, 1854, the church installed its first pastor, Reverend John S. Himrod, for whom the street adjacent to the church would later be named. In 1968, the church complex was designated a landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission.

South Bushwick Church is one of the leading congregations in the Bushwick, Brooklyn area. We are a vibrant congregation dedicated to serving the spiritual, educational, and cultural needs of the surrounding community. Our Church is deeply rooted in Jesus Christ, and our doors are always open to all who are looking for a place to worship. Contact us, or visit us to learn more about how to become a part of our congregation.


Our Pastor

The Reverend Doctor James E. Steward II is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He is a dynamic pastor, preacher, teacher, chaplain, counselor, and educator. Dr. Steward is a graduate of Brooklyn College City University of New York (CUNY) with a Bachelor of Science degree in Broadcast Journalism, New Brunswick Theological Seminary with a Master of Divinity degree, and the College of Pastoral Supervision and Psychotherapy with an earned Doctorate.  


Along with being the Lead Pastor of South Bushwick Church, Dr. Steward is also Director of Pastoral Care and Education at Mount Sinai South Nassau in Oceanside, New York where he oversees the department that is responsible for providing pastoral, spiritual and emotional support to patients, staff, families, and visitors. He is also the primary CPE Supervisor of the Mount Sinai South Nassau CPE Program. Dr. Steward completed his CPE internship at New York Presbyterian Hospital in New York, NY, CPE Residency and Supervisory Education at St. John’s Episcopal Hospital in Far Rockaway, NY

Dr.. Steward is a CPE Supervisor, Board Certified Clinical Chaplain and Pastoral Counselor. He is also currently a candidate at the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis (NPAP) where he is pursuing his New York State Licensure as a Psychoanalyst.

Dr. Steward is married to Elder Myeika Steward. Together they have three children: Maia, James, and Michelle.


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South Bushwick 

855 Bushwick Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11221, USA

(347) 460-1825