NEW HOPE

UNITED METHODIST

CHURCH


BUILDING LOVING RELATIONSHIPS WITH GOD AND OTHERS THROUGH

THE HOPE THAT IS IN JESUS CHRIST!


ABOUT US

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Building loving relationships with God and others through the hope that is in Jesus Christ.

 

The mission of New Hope UMC focuses on relationship building. Specifically, we are called to help people find a healthy relationship with God through Jesus Christ and to nurture healthy human relationships in the church, in our community, and throughout the world. We believe this is at the heart of what God desires for us.

OUR VISION

New Hope United Methodist Church seeks to be a community of faith, hope and love in Jesus the Christ where people can experience God's grace, acceptance and forgiveness and find that they too belong in the family of God.

OUR VALUES

The core values of New Hope Church are the constant in our life together.  Though as individual followers of Christ we have slightly different values, there are certain common values that unite us.  

 

These values are based on the life and teaching of Jesus Christ revealed to us in Scripture, illumined by the tradition of the church, made clear and living in our experience, and confirmed by reason. 


OUR HISTORY

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.

1996

 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.

2013

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. 

OUR TEAM

DR. J.D. WARD

Dr. J. D. Ward came to New Hope as pastor on June 1, 2009.  Prior to his arrival at New Hope OKC, J.D. served as pastor at FUMC Bartlesville, Ponca City, Sallisaw, and Snyder.   J.D. is married to Karrie, who is a native of Snyder.  They have four adult children--Michael, Brian, Kristen, and Scott.

CALI ECK

Rev.Cali Depue Eck came to our staff as Director of Discipleship and Education in April 2011.  She has served as a Youth Minister previously. She and her husband Dave have four children, Jessica, Benjamin, Jonathan, and Brooklyn.

PHILIP YOUNTS

Philip started as the Director of Student Ministries at the beginning of 2018. Philip graduated in 2016 from Oklahoma City University with a degree in Youth Ministry.  He is currently attending graduate school at Southern Nazarene University.

LUISA MEDINA

Luisa started going to New Hope UMC when she was in the fourth grade!  Her family have been members for 15 years and call New Hope home.  Luisa graduated with a degree in Religious Education from Oklahoma City University.  She is now the Children's Ministry Director.