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|Pastor Charles O. Nash|
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The New Hope Church of God in Christ holds several services per week in addition to hosting New Hope Academy, an afterschool and summer program that helps children with their homework and educational needs.
New Hope Church of God in Christ seeks to be a Bible believing, Bible teaching, Bible preaching ministry of Excellence, designed to encourage life transformation through our threefold purpose: to Evangelize, Edify, and Equip the whole person to serve the community and reach every create for Jesus Christ. The Church strives to be compassionate in our love, excellent in our service, holy in our living, and passionate and reverent in our worship.
According to New Hope Church’s website, Pastor Nash was called to the ministry in 1976. He was licensed and ordained as a gospel preacher in July 1980 by Rev. Willie C. Manual, and served as his assistant pastor for three years. He became the pastor of Rising Star Missionary Baptist Church in 1983 and in 1986 was led by God to reorganize the church into a holiness ministry, therefore giving both men and women the opportunity to be used by God in ministry. He was also inspired to rename the church New Hope Church. In 1990 they joined the Church of God In Christ, Inc., under Bishop Bennie E. Goodman, Sr.
New Hope Church is a member of the International Church Of God In Christ, Inc., the the fourth largest Protestant religious denomination in the United States of America with an estimated membership of more than 6.5 million. COGIC headquarters is located at Mason Temple in Memphis, Tennessee.
THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST
“THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST is a Holiness Pentecostal Church of the Lord Jesus Christ in which the word of God is preached, ordinances are administered and the doctrine of sanctification or holiness is emphasized, as being essential to the salvation of mankind.
Our Church is commonly known as being Holiness or Pentecostal in nature because of the importance ascribed to the events which occurred on the Day of Pentecost, the 50th day after the Passover, or Easter as being necessary for all believers in Christ Jesus to experience.
On the Day of Pentecost, the first day of the week, the Lord’s Day, Supernatural Manifestations descended in marvelous copiousness and power. The gift of the spirit in the fulfillment of the promise of Jesus to clothe those who would wait in Jerusalem with power from on high, was accompanied by three supernatural extraordinary manifestations.
The sudden appearance of the Holy Ghost appealed first to the ear. The disciples heard a ‘sound’ from heaven which rushed with a mighty force into the house and filled it–even as a storm rushes–but there was no wind. It was the sound that filled the house and not a wind, an invisible cause producing audible effects. Next, the eye was arrested by the appearance of tongues of fire which rested on each of the gathered COMPANY. Finally, there was the impartation of a new strange power to speak in languages they had never learned “as the Spirit gave them Utterance.”
Our Church is also considered to be a member of the great Protestant body though it did not directly evolve from the European or English Reformation but had its origin within the General Association to the Baptist Church. Elder Charles Harrison Mason, who later became the founder and organizer of the Church of God in Christ, was born September 8, 1866, on the Prior Farm near Memphis, Tennessee. His father and mother, Jerry and Eliza Mason, were members of a Missionary Baptist Church, having been converted during the dark crises of American Slavery.” (www.cogic.com)
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