We feel strongly about the importance of a faith community and nurturing authentic biblical intimacy in relationships where you can connect with a small group of people that are there, willing to pray for you, listen to you, and speak to you the truth in love. New Hope is a Christ-centered church which seeks to honor God primarily through Neighborhood Dinners and Growth Group gatherings throughout the week in the North Port Community
Pastor Eddie DeJesus is madly in love with his wife Norma which is his greatest calling to God. His greatest joy and number one priority is to honor God as a husband and a dad. Eddie and Norma will celebrated 24 years of marriage. They have 3 wonderful sons. Their passion is to love Jesus, love each other, and love others. Because they both came from fragmented homes, their heart is to demonstrate the love of God to this disenfranchised generation.read more »
Kati Bartlet ocelka
Executive Director | East Campus
New Hope Community Church of North Port.
Director of Worship
Vance Mixell was born on Easter Sunday, April 5, 1953 to Jacqueline and Vance Mixell Sr. He has one sister and he was educated in catholic grade school, public high school and Penn State University.read more »
Youth Director and First Impressions Ministry Director
Bud Gibbs is eternally thankful that God's calling is without repentance. His greatest blessing has been that in spite of not being faithful for a season, God in his grace has been faithful to him. His testimony reflects how God's grace cares for the wounded and broken-hearted, so much so His Lord conveys His grace, love, and mercy each day that Bud walks with his Savior, Jesus.read more »
Director of Children's Ministry
Lisa Bellmore was born in the great state of Florida. She was put into foster care at the age of 2 and is the 7th of 8 siblings. She was adopted at the age of 3 years old and at an early age she felt God’s call on her life. While in high school, Lisa received her LPN license. Upon graduating high school she served 6 years in the United States Army as a heavy wheel mechanic and served in the first Gulf War. read more »
Norma DeJesus is the woman that God choose to be Eddie's helpmate & sweetheart. It has been her joy to come along side Eddie to help, support and make him smile. If you need to find her at church, she is usually in the kitchen preparing the hospitality or behind the computer putting up the slides on the projection screen. She enjoys being the lady behind the scene with a smile & Eddie's backup hard drive.