Welcome To A Ministry On The Cutting Edge

The New Hope Christian Ministries, Inc. is of non-denominational faith, believing in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost (Spirit). The ministry has been flourishing since its establishment in July 2001, with a handful of members. In full operation of Sunday School, Worship Service and Bible Class. The ministry is gifted with prophets, prophetess, ministers, teachers, evangelists and deacons.

History of The New Hope

The NHM started its ministry in July 2001, at the home of Pastor and Founder, Minister Richard Leaphart and First Lady Leaphart. In January 2002, the Lord blessed us to move from their home into Chapel Hill Elementary School. The ministry continued to grow and God continued to pour out his blessings of approval and favor upon the ministry.


In December 2003, we were blessed to purchase our first place of worship, 2999 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur, GA 30034. Within six years, New Hope was able to pay off the church mortgage within 6 years of purchase. As the church membership grew, it was necessary to obtain more classrooms and sanctuary space, the church body began to fast, pray and beseech God for direction on the next move. Within months God blessed New Hope to march into our current place of promise, 1738 Fairview Road, Stockbridge, Georgia, on April 24, 2011.

The basic governmental structure of the NHCM is: being spiritually lead by the Pastor, the ministry owns its property, decides its budget, establishes its membership and conducts all necessary business.

Doctrinal Views

The doctrinal views of the NHM, Inc. reflect most of the beliefs of the Holiness-Pentecostal movement, and the historic doctrine of the Godhead, and the traditional formula in water baptism. It embraces the Pentecostal view that speaking in tongues was the initial sign of receiving the Holy Spirit.

The NHM, Inc. holds that salvation is by grace through faith in Jesus Christ, not by works. Faith in Jesus is the means by which a person is justified. At the same time, a sinner must believe the gospel; he is commanded to repent of his sinful life, to be baptized in water in the name of Jesus and to receive the gift of the Holy Spirit (Acts 2:38; 8:12-17; 10:43-48; 19:1-6). Thus the various aspects of faith and obedience work together in Godís grace to reconcile us to God.
Thus, Jesus Christ was and is God. In other words, Jesus is the one true God manifested in flesh, for in Him dwells all the fullness of the God head bodily (John 1:1-14; I Timothy 3:16; Colossians 2:9).

While fully God, Jesus was also fully man, possessing a full and true humanity, He was both God and man. Moreover, the Holy Spirit is God with us and in us. Thus, God is manifested as Father in creation and as the Father of the Son, in the Son for our redemption, and as the Holy Spirit in our regeneration.

Importance of The Family Unit

The NHM stresses and supports the family unit as Godsí primary institution and teaches that the church is Godís redemptive fellowship for all believers.

To view a complete article of our statement of beliefs, please click here.

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