New Hope Community Church began in April of 1977 with David Erickson, the founding pastor, leading a congregation of 75 people in worship and fellowship.
In 1987, Paul Bane became the second pastor of New Hope and served as its senior pastor for 27 years. By 1989, an eight-classroom expansion of the church and CDC was completed. This project set the stage for growth that later necessitated a larger worship facility. In 1999, the 605 Wilson Pike expansion of New Hope Community Church brought forth a 15,000 square foot facility that seats 450 people. Today New Hope sits on 19.7 acres of land and remains debt-free for a bright future.
In 2013, Josh Huisman became New Hope’s lead pastor, being affirmed a year later as the senior pastor, while Pastor Paul has continued on staff as the Pastoral Care pastor, ministering to congregants and giving guidance and wisdom to the New Hope staff and for the future.
The worshipping body of NHCC aspires to make Christ known in every aspect of life; loving one another through authentic fellowship, while serving Christ through the church and missions with God-given gifts and talents.
“God has given our church many great days, yet I firmly believe He is calling us to something more–something bigger than any of us can imagine. Ephesians 3:20 “Now to Him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to His power that is at work within us…” – Pastor Josh