New Hope’s Story

New Hope Presbyterian (EPC) is a young church with deep roots. We are committed to the essentials of the Christian faith and are willing to make personal sacrifices for the glory of God.

jars with dirt from New Hope's property

On Easter Sunday, March 23, 2008, New Hope  worshipped the Risen Christ and celebrated its first Sunday at a rented facility on McGregor Blvd.

Our founding pastor, Rev. Dr. Bill Stephens, Associate Pastors, Stu Austin and Howard Biddulph, and a veteran staff led our church family through the early and challenging formative years.

Since the founding of New Hope, our leadership has shared and kept a vision to have our own property and campus. In 2010, we purchased 20+ acres of land on Plantation Road and paid it off in 2011. Though it would be 5 more years before the campus was completed, the commitment to this project was sealed by the generosity of our church family.

Our current pastor, Rev. Eddie Spencer, and his wife, Roxanne, began their ministry at New Hope on April 21, 2013.  In September 2013, our elders approved a three-year “Roadmap” plan. From 2013-2014, our Building Committee began turning Roadmap into a building project. During 2015, our Campaign Team, with the assistance of the Building Committee members, communicated the design and details of the building project while spiritually challenging our church family to focus on Christ. Our New Hope family responded with such generosity that we were able to enlarge our project well beyond the original design.

New Hope Presbyterian Church, Fort MyersToday, we continue to grow as a family of believers. We exist for Christ; to teach and live His Gospel, and be His Kingdom presence to one another, in our community and around the world.

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