Our History

The worshipping body of New Hope 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.

New Hope Founded

November 7, 1977

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.

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Paul Bane becomes Senior Pastor

November 7, 1987

In 1987, Paul Bane became the second pastor of New Hope and served as its senior pastor for 27 years.

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Church Expansion

November 7, 1989

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.

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605 Wilson Pike Expansion

November 7, 1999

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.

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Josh Huisman becomes Senior Pastor

September 15, 2013

In 2013, Josh Huisman became New Hope’s lead pastor, being affirmed a year later as the Senior Pastor.

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“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


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