The Rev. J.W. Culp founded New Hope Missionary Baptist Church in 1932. Rev. Culp purchased a building at 835 Polk Street in the Greenville Community, which was the church’s first home.



Second Pastor

Rev. M. McMoore became the second pastor after a few years. Under his leadership the church was remodeled. Under the pastorate of the late Rev. McMoore the church was uprooted by urban renewal. But the Lord blessed and the church purchased the property at 2612 Statesville Avenue in September 1971. The Lord called Rev. McMoore home, leaving a devoted wife, Elnora and a saddened congregation.



Third Pastor

Reverend B.R. Moore became the third pastor in 1974.


Under his leadership, the church:

  • Developed with an addition to the sanctuary a larger number of qualified deacons and trustees were assigned to the official staff.
  • A dynamic church choir was organized in 1978.
  • An album was recorded the church mortgage was paid off in March 1981 at the location 2612 Statesville Ave.


Fourth Pastor

On the second Sunday in July 1988, the Lord blessed New Hope with its fourth pastor, Rev. Ervin Millsap.


Under his ministry and dynamic leadership:

  • There was a tremendous increase to the membership through Christian Experience and Baptism.
  • The church moved to its present location at 1303 Hawthorne Lane in 1989, a much larger establishment to hold worship and ceremonial services.
  • Other ministries the spiritual and financial growth exhibited great strides.

From 1992 – 1994 the New Hope Church Family was without a Shepherd.



Fifth Pastor

On the fourth Sunday in March 1994, the Lord blessed the New Hope Church family with its fifth pastor, the Rev. Bobby D. Houze. He was a great shepherd and spiritual teacher. Under Pastor Houze’s leadership New Hope grew by leaps and bounds. Many new ministries were birthed. 


Under Pastor House’s leadership:

  • New Hope’s Sunday School department reorganized to cover all age groups.
  • The following Ministries began under his leadership. His Kingdom Clothes Closet, Women Intercessory Prayer, Men’s Bible Study, Ministers, Deacon & Trustee Training, Prison Ministry, New Hope Newsletter, New Members’ class, Wee Worship Nursery, Women of Excellence, Our Daughters of God Ministry, Young Men’s Ministry, Sound System Ministry, Empowered and Unspoken Praise Dancers and the Charlotte Rescue Ministry sponsored by the missionaries.

On December 15, 2008, we were blessed to pay off our mortgage at our present location. We celebrated this Grand Event with a Mortgage Burning Ceremony. During Pastor Houze’s 25-year tenure, we shifted to a New Spiritual Level in God, breaking traditional ties to advance the Kingdom.

Current Pastor

On June 2, 2019 the spiritual winds of transition blew yet again. Upon Pastor Houze’s retirement, New Hope was blessed with its 6th pastor; Rev. Dr. Quintrell L. Burrell, Jr.


Dr. Burrell arrived with great energy and a new vision for New Hope. One of them being out current media ministry, which allowed our members to stay connected during the Covid-19 pandemic. We are grateful to God for our new leader and excited about the spiritual journey we have begun together.


New Hope has created hope for a multitude of people. Not only have we brought spiritual honor to the Belmont community, but we have also become a shining jewel in the crown of the Queen City.


The memories of all our deceased members who worked so hard and were so dedicated to the up building of this great church will live on forever.