The goal of this site is to connect with people and lead them into an authentic and growing relationship with Jesus Christ by creating environments where people are equipped to look up, look out and look within.
Fulfilling the Great Commission, in an atmosphere conducive to worship, fellowship and spiritual growth is the vision of the New Hope Church. Our Motto: Where there is no vision, the people perish. The focus of the Church is Mission, Christian Education and Evangelism. And we are "Keeping Hope Alive!"
Join Us For Worship! Sunday 7:15 a.m. & 11:00 a.m.; Sunday School and New Member Orientation 9:30 a.m.; Youth Ministry, Saturdays Before 2nd & 4th Sunday 12:00 p.m.; Bible Class and Prayer, Wednesday 6:45 p.m.
The church was founded on April 16, 1926 as the Original Solid Rock Baptist Church of New Orleans. On March 27, 1930, under the leadership of Rev. Dotson and by a majority vote, the name was changed to the New Hope Baptist Church, Inc. The church moved from its original location of 2715 Washington Avenue to its present location 1807 LaSalle Street in 1965.
In November of 1985, the church’s educational complex was completed and later named the F. H. Dunn, Sr. Educational Building in honor of the late pastor, Rev. F. H. Dunn, Sr.; who pastored the New Hope Baptist Chuch from September 29,1952 until his death February 23,1988. After 30 days of mourning the death of Pastor Dunn, the New Hope Baptist Church elected Reverend John C. Raphael, Jr. as Pastor. Under his leadership the membership more than doubled and new ministries and programs were developed to meet the growing needs of the church and community. After 25 years of faithful service on June 25, 2013, the Lord called Pastor Raphael from labor to eternal rest.
On August 4, 2013, the Church elected the Reverend Jamaal Weathersby as its leader. Pastor Weathersby received the call of Salvation under the late Pastor Dunn, and the call to preach the Gospel under the late Pastor Raphael. Pastor Weathersby is energetic, compassionate, dedicated and deeply rooted in the Word of God. He was chosen by God to lead His people into the 21st Century by actively, continually, seeking to fulfill God's divine purpose for the New Hope Baptist Church and the community it serves.