SITE UNDER CONSTRUCTION
SUNDAY SCHOOL 10 AM SUNDAY WORSHIP 1045 AM & 6 PM WEDNESDAY BIBLE STUDY 6 PM
WE'D LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN US! - COME AS YOU ARE.
WHO WE ARE
In the Fall of 1999 in a basement with nothing more than a boombox, a music stand (pulpit), and a handful of faithful founding members, New Hope felt called to be a beacon of "Hope" to a world that is growing more and more cold to the Lord...
After meeting in the YMCA for 10 years, God gave us the ability, in 2012, to build a building in Plano, IL to call our "earthly" home.
We love God's word, we love God's people, and we love to tell people the Good News of the Gospel! We are REAL imperfect people, who serve and worship a truly perfect God!
PASTOR DENNIS COCKS
Anchor Theological Seminary
Called to preach later in life and serving as an Associate/Youth Pastor for three years, Pastor Dennis along with a few other faithful followers, felt moved by the Lord to start New Hope Baptist Church. Within 17 years New Hope moved from a home basement to meeting at the Plano YMCA to today preaching God's truth from the pulpit of our very own facility. This was a feat no other independant Baptist church had ever accomplished in the Plano community.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
At New Hope Baptist Church we believe in the importance of the family. First and foremost we want to make sure you are part of God’s family, that you are one of His children. John 1:12 "But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God, even to them that believe on his name."
The Bible is full of family terms. Israel is called the wife of God, the Church is called the Bride of Christ. God is our Heavenly Father and Jesus is His only begotten Son. The first organism God established was the family when He created Adam and then Eve. Then they soon had children. The husband and wife relationship is a picture of our relationship with Jesus Christ. He is the Husband (Bridegroom), we are His Wife (bride). Ephesians 5:25 says, "Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it;"
We believe the Church will only be as strong as its families. As the family unit goes, so goes the Church. This is why Satan is attacking the family unit so vehemently. This is why we see the divorce rate so high not only in the secular world, but also in the Church. At New Hope we want to help people build strong families by teaching men how to be good husbands and fathers, women how to be good wives and mothers, and children to respect both mom and dad.
Even though we know we will not win every battle in our church for the family, we are still passionate about doing what we can to equip people to help break the cycle of divorce and wayward children. We will give people the tools, but it is up to them to use them. So no matter your marital status, single, married, divorced, or widowed, we invite you to become part of the Family of God at New Hope Baptist Church.
A place where family matters.
The Holy Scriptures
We believe in the verbal, plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures of the Old and New Testaments and that they compose the entire Word of God. The Scriptures are inerrant, infallible, and God-breathed and every word is pure; and therefore, are the final authority for faith and life. The sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments are the complete and divine revelation of God to man. The Scriptures shall be interpreted according to their normal grammatical-historical meaning. We believe that inspiration is preserved in our King James Version. The King James Version of the Bible shall be the official and only English-language translation used by New Hope Baptist Church (II Timothy 3:16-17; II Peter 1:20-21)