New Hope's Statement of Faith


We believe in God, our creator, redeemer, and friend.


We believe in Jesus, who is God in the flesh. 

Because he became human,

he shares our joys and understands our sorrows. 


We believe in the Holy Spirit, who is God with us. 

We are glad to know that we are never alone, for the 

Spirit is always present to help us and encourage us. 


We believe in the church,  

and pray for all Christians around the world. 


At New Hope we are committed to building loving relationships with God and others through the hope that is in Jesus Christ. We are a church with open hearts, open doors, and open minds.


It all started...

In June of 1958 Golden Shook organized a Sunday School with 25 people who met at the Scott School. In 1961 Golden Shook was appointed to organize and serve the church. In 1962 property at 8700 NW Expressway was secured and broke ground in July. In 1963 the building was completed and named Hi-Way Methodist Church. Rev Shook was pastor from 1961-1971 with a growing membership of 112 people. Rev Shook passed away in 1977 and in 1978 the members voted to change the name to Shook Memorial. In 1981 a church parsonage was purchased on NW 111th Terrace. In 1993 Shook Memorial began planning to build a new church building. In 1995 church property sold to SCI Texas Funeral Service and Shook Memorial began to meet for worship at the Brookhaven Shops in the 7800 block of NW 94.


 In September of 1996 ground was broken at 11600 North Council Road on a 23,000 square foot building with a 325 seat sanctuary. On September 8, 1996 the church voted to take a new name- New Hope United Methodist Church. On March 8, 1998 the building was completed and the church celebrated with a Grand Opening Sunday Celebration and Open House. One June 1, 2009 Dr. J.D Ward was appointed to serve the members of New Hope UMC. In 2011 the church debt was paid off and a building committee was formed. By the end of 2012 the church membership had grown from 25 members to over 432 members at New Hope UMC.


By January 2013 the New Hope Building Committee began making plans to expand the current building to include a south and east wing encompassing a choir room, youth room, additional classrooms, kitchen, restrooms, and storage. In addition, a courtyard would allow for additional gathering and fellowship space on Sunday morning and provide for a better traffic flow. By then end of January the expansion plan was approved and groundbreaking began in June of 2013. In September of 2014 the members of New Hope UMC held a Dedication of New Facilities and by October of 2016 a Building/ Property development Committee was approved by the church council.