New Hope Christian Church held its first service on February 28, 2016 at the Freeport Banquet Hall in Wayne, Ohio. Over 140 people gathered that first Sunday to worship God together, hear His Word, and encourage each other. Since that first service, we continue to reach out to our community and discover the plans that God has for this church.
New Hope Christian Church exists to bring the hope of the gospel of Jesus Christ to our community.
A respected member of the community, Pastor Ron Merritt is known for his tender, servant heart toward broken and hurting people and families. Pastor Ron grew up in this area and farmed for many years before becoming a pastor in 1987. Pastor Ron and his wife Mary have two children, three grandchildren, and one great-grandchild.
New Hope Christian Church provides financial support to these local and global ministries:
We believe in one true and holy God (Deuteronomy 6:4).
We believe in water baptism to identify with Christ's death and resurrection
We believe that the baptism of the Holy Spirit is a distinct and subsequent experience to the new birth and is accompanied by the outward evidence of speaking in other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance (Acts 8:16, Mark 16:17, Acts 2:4).