Our History

Our History

New Hope Church held its first worship service at Indian Run Elementary School in Dublin, Ohio on September 16, 1984. In the 30+ years since, New Hope has grown to become a thriving, vibrant church of nearly 1,000 attendees, reaching people for Christ in our local community and beyond.

In the words of Pastor Steve Norden on the occasion of New Hope’s 25th anniversary in 2009, “While there is much for which to give thanks and celebrate, we hesitate to claim that this has been done in our own strength and by our own resources, or even to be self-congratulatory or think that we’ve ‘arrived.’ The writer to the Hebrews reminds us that the great cloud of witnesses has and will continue to fix their eyes on Jesus, the pioneer and perfecter of our faith. So, as we celebrate 25 years of service, faith and discipleship, let us look to Christ, following where He leads and serving as He calls us. And may our voices unite in saying, ‘To God alone be the glory!'”

A Complete History of the first 25 years of New Hope Church by Pastor Steve Norden (2009)
A Message from Pastor Steve Norden (1985)
New Hope Church Timeline