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ABOUT US

We believe that Jesus calls us to make disciples

who make more disciples who will change the world.

So together we will  

WORSHIP Jesus with all we have, 

WORK  with Jesus to bring the world to him, and

WALK with Jesus and one another in love.​ 

At New Hope Christian Church
We Believe...

ONE GOD

We believe there is one God eternally existing in three persons: Father, Jesus Christ the Son, and Holy Spirit.

Deuteronomy 6:4 ; Matthew 3:16-17  

GOD THE FATHER

We believe God the Father created all things visible and invisible. 

Genesis1:1 ;  Hebrews 11:3

JESUS CHRIST

We believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, who as Savior of the world died for our sins and rose from the dead.

 1 Corinthians 15:1-8Luke 1&2 ; Luke 23 & Luke 24

THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit, an active and operative part of the triune God. He convicts the world regarding sin, righteousness, and judgment and indwells every believer at the point of salvation and equips them for personal growth and service to the Church. 

John 16:7-9 ; Acts 2:38 ;  Ephesians1:13-14

THE BIBLE

We believe the Bible is the inspired, written Word of God and the final authority for all matters of faith and practice. We believe God inspired the original writings of Scripture and those original writings were without error. 

Isaiah 40:8 ; 2Timothy 3:14-17 ; Hebrews 4:12.  

SIN

We believe that man, created by God, willfully sinned and as a result is lost and without hope, apart from the redemptive work of Jesus Christ.

Genesis 3 ; Romans 3:23 ; Romans 6:23 ; Acts 4:11-12

THE CHURCH

We believe that the Church is the body and the bride of Christ, founded on earth and confirmed on the day of Pentecost, consisting of all Christians everywhere. Church Elders, overseers, are to exercise authority over the local congregation.

Matthew 16:13-18 ; Acts 2: 42–47 ; 1Timothy 3:1–7.

OUR ETERNAL DESTINY

We believe that death seals the eternal destiny of each person. When Jesus Christ returns, He will pronounce the eternal fate of everyone, both living and dead – the saved to eternal life in Heaven, the unsaved to eternal separation from God in Hell. 

Daniel 12:2 ;  John 5:28–29 ; 2Corinthians 4:14

BAPTISM

We believe that the biblical mode of baptism is immersion under the water, as indicated by Jesus’ own example and the model seen in the New Testament church. The original Greek word “baptizo” translates to immerse, dip, or dunk. Baptism is for believers in Christ and is evidence of salvation.

Mark 1: 9 – 10 ; Matthew 28: 19 ; Romans 6: 4 ; Ephesians 2: 8 – 10 

For more about Baptism CLICK HERE.

SALVATION

We believe that salvation – the forgiveness of our sins and the gift of eternal life – is available only by the grace of God through the blood of Jesus Christ. This free gift of salvation is offered to all who believe and accept Jesus as Lord and Savior. Each person must repent of their personal sins and publicly confess that Jesus Christ is the Son of God and their Lord and Savior. Believers are baptized into Christ.

 Mark 16:16 ; Acts 2:36-38 ;  Romans10: 9 ;  Ephesians 2:8-9 ;  Colossians 2:6; 

John 3:16.

Our Leadership

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Dr. Guthrie Veech

Minister / Elder

Guthrie and Barbara began their ministry here at New Hope in July 2016. Dr. Veech is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University, Kentucky Christian University, Anderson University, and Emmanuel Christian Seminary.  Guthrie & Barbara have 3 children and 8 grandchildren.  Guthrie's prior ministries include being President of St. Louis Christian College for 10 years, Professor of Preaching at Kentucky Christian University, and Senior Minister of New Hope Christian Church in Anderson, Indiana for 14 years. Guthrie has also published 3 books: God Answer Me Please, Growing More and More, and the Christian Minster’s Manual.  Barbara was a Professor at St. Louis Christian College and a public school teacher.

Alan Katt

Elder

Alan is a graduate of Cincinnati Christian University.  He has ministered at churches in Kentucky and Indiana.  He is married to Angela and is blessed to have 5 children and many grandchildren.  He and Angela moved to Florida from the Northern Kentucky / Cincinnati area in 2016 after enjoying the Florida winters as snowbirds for many years.  They have their own computer consulting company.  At New Hope, Alan has preached, led small groups, taught in the communion meditation training, serves on the worship team, and the technology team. He also posts all NHCC sermons on YouTube.

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Lee Robison

Elder

Lee Robison grew up on a farm in Indiana, attended Purdue University, and earned his Bachelor’s degree from Lincoln Christian College where he met his wife,Shari. He later attended the University of South Florida-Sarasota and Kentucky Christian College where he earned his Master of Ministry degree. Lee ministered in Rochester, Illinois; Advance, Indiana and Sarasota, Florida. He's been on mission trips to Nicaragua, Haiti, Paraguay, and Peru.  He and Shari married in 1974 and have 2 children and 3 grandchildren. At New Hope, Lee serves on the worship team and preaches when needed.  Shari is active as a greeter, member of the finance team, and serves the Sunday Fellowship refreshments.  They are also active in a small group. Lee and Shari came to New Hope after they retired in 2019 and love it!

Jerry Thompson

Elder

Jerry Thompson and his wife, Joy, moved to Florida in 2018 from Louisville, KY, and quickly joined the New Hope family.  Jerry is a retired police officer from the Jefferson County Police Department, Kentucky. He served as a deacon and an elder at Shively Christian Church (Louisville) where he was a longtime member.  Joy worked in accounting, outside sales, and had a house cleaning business.  She served in various ministries at Southeast Christian Church (Louisville) where she was a longtime member.  At New Hope, in addition to being an elder, Jerry gives communion & offering meditations.  Joy works on the finance team and together they host a small group.  They have 4 sons, 5 grandchildren, and 5 great-grandchildren.

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OUR STORY

In 1993 the Southwest Church Planters started praying and working to establish a vibrant congregation in the greater Venice area. Christian Churches in Sarasota County, Manatee County, Charlotte County,  Collier County, and Lee County raised $65,000 to plant a new church. New Hope Christian Church met for the first time March 23, 1997. 

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Andy Simpkins, First Preacher

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