Church History

Church History

In the beginning…

Our bold new venture began in January 1981, when a faithful few met for worship service in the Richwood home of Willie and Cora Bolden. Although a temporary arrangement, God continued to bless our tiny flock with a weekly place in the fellowship hall of St. Michael’s Catholic Church. Then, two months later, in March, we moved our worship services to the Brazosport Hilton Inn in Lake Jackson with weekly auxiliary meetings held in various members’ homes.

After much prayer and guidance from God, our small congregation was led to formally organize a church. On the evening of April 7, 1981, the congregation of forty-seven men, women and children, met at True Honor Baptist Church in Clute and was officially organized as the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. We called as pastor, Rev. George Abram, who served from 1981-1991. On July 7, 1981, the church charter was formally adopted.

With continual growth and with the Lord's blessings, we moved our worship services to the cafeteria of Bess Brannen School where we remained from 1982 until 1985.

Construction & Growth

After much prayer and guidance from God, our small congregation was led to formally organize a church. On the evening of April 7, 1981, the congregation of forty-seven men, women and children, met at True Honor Baptist Church in Clute and was officially organized as the New Hope Missionary Baptist Church. We called as pastor, Rev. George Abram, who served from 1981 - 1991. On July 7, 1981, the church charter was formally adopted.
With continual growth and with the Lord's blessings, we moved our worship services to the cafeteria of Bess Brannen School where we remained from 1982 until 1985.
Construction of our church home began in September of 1984 and was completed in January of 1985. The first worship service in the completed building was on January 20, 1985 as we dedicated the building to God and His program.
On November 22, 1992, Rev. Ricky L. Campbell was called as pastor of New Hope where he served with vision from 1992 until 2005. Construction of our education building (The Hope Center) began in August of 1998 and was completed in June 1999.
In October 2006, Rev. John L. White, II, was called to serve as Pastor of the New Hope Church

Into the Future

On January 29, 2012, Charles E. Jones was ordained as pastor of New Hope where his devout spirituality, enthusiasm, devotion and leadership has resulted in a great hope for the New Hope Family as well as the community.
As a church family, we continue to strive with the total essence of our being to advance ,
the Kingdom of God through our various ministries and programs: Sunday School,
Wednesday Prayer Meeting followed by Bible Study, Men of Hope, Women of Hope,
Ushers, Choirs, Greeters, Children’s Church, Youth Missions, L.I.F.E. Young Adult "!
Ministry, Scholarship Ministry, Tape Ministry, Community Development Corporation (20/20 Vision), and Blessing In A Bowl.

God has tremendously blessed the New Hope family efforts to reach the lost by building and developing a strong foundation... Through Preaching, Teaching and Praying.