New Hope Christian Church New Hope Text

Office Hours
8:00 - 3:30
Monday - Thursday

CHURCH OFFICE: (770) 963-1176
Fax: (770) 963-4297
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Rev James Shelton

James Shelton, Minister

Minister James Shelton came to New Hope in August of 2008. Born in Austell, GA, Minister Shelton is married to Ellie, a talented music teacher, and they have a son, Grady age 7 and a daughter, Belle age 2. Minister Shelton is a graduate of Atlanta Christian College, with a Bachelor of Science Degree in music ministry and a minor in Biblical Studies. He also has a Master of Arts Degree in New Testament, with emphasis in preaching, from Johnson Bible College. He completed his Master of Divinity Degree from McAfee School of Theology in May 2010. He was ordained in 2002 and has been engaged in ministry since. Before coming to New Hope, Minister Shelton served as Minister of Worship at Maple View Church of Christ in Bluefield, WV. We are so pleased to have this man of God leading us in our ministries. Minister Shelton has a blog that we encourage you to visit - Theologically Speaking.

Patsy Gaffney

Director of Music and Accompanist - Patsy Gaffney

On June 17, 2009, Patsy Gaffney joined our congregation as our Music Director and Accompanist. Patsy is a resident of Lilburn and comes from White Oak Baptist Church where she served as pianist. She is a gifted pianist and writer of music. She loves directing the choir and loves creating services which honor God. She has added so much to our worship experience and we are blessed to have her!

Nursery Attendant - Chris Hussey

Leading the care of our precious babies and toddlers is Chris Hussey. Chris works part-time in our nursery on the weekends, but also is employed during the week as a preschool teacher. Chris, a mom of two teenagers, loves to care for our littlest ones and does a really great job.

Organist - Barry Coker

Barry has served as a volunteer organist/pianist for over 45 years. He has been faithful in his service to our church. He also sings in our choir. Barry and his wife Barbara have 2 daughters, Beth and Melissa and has one grandchild Carter.

     If you are in need of prayer or know of someone who is, please call (770) 963-1176 and provide the information needed to be placed on our weekly Prayer List.
     There is power in prayer. God answers our prayers. God tells us to come to Him with every care, no matter how large or how small.


Harriett Edwards
Tommy Franklin
Gary Franklin
Sandy Kennedy
Carole Garrison
John Cline
Sharon Cline
Carol Hanson
Austin Lent
Mary Franklin
Gayle Lopes
Doug Franklin
Joyce Johnson (Elder Emeritus)

Board Officers

Carol Hanson
Vice Chairman:
Sidney Hayes
Robyn Turnham
Sharon Cline

1982 Old Norcross Road, Lawrenceville GA 30044