What We Believe

About Us

We’re a family of churches created to Love God, Love People, and Serve the World. We are ONE Church, with 3 locations, offering 5 Sunday morning services.


New Hope Community Church exists to help people find hope. We believe our church has been created to help teach people how to Love God, Love People and Serve the World. At NHCC you will hear relevant biblical teaching that will help you grow in your walk with the Lord. You’ll experience God’s love at NHCC and learn how to share that love with others. We’re a family at New Hope and we’d love for you to join us for our Sunday morning services. We’d also like to personally invite you to our Wednesday Night Small Groups. We have groups for men, women and children (ages 3 months – 5th grade). 

Sunday Morning Services
8, 9:30 & 11:15am
Small Groups
Wednesdays 6:30-8pm
Our Core Values

1. Welcoming to ALL & enjoying life together. 

2. Passionate prayer & lifestyle of worship.
3. Pursuing biblical truth & spiritual growth. 
4. Global compassion & serving community. 
“Church ought to be be friendly & FUN!” Pastor Malcolm MacPhail
Our Beliefs

WE BELIEVE…The Scriptures are Inspired by God and declare His design and plan for mankind.

WE BELIEVE…There is only One True God–revealed in three persons…Father, Son, and Holy Spirit (commonly known as the Trinity).

WE BELIEVE…In the Deity of the Lord Jesus Christ. As God’s son Jesus was both human and divine.

WE BELIEVE…though originally good, Man Willingly Fell to Sin–ushering in evil and death, both physical and spiritual, into the world.

WE BELIEVE…Every Person Can Have Restored Fellowship with God Through ‘Salvation’ (trusting Christ, through faith and repentance, to be our personal Savior).

WE BELIEVE…All believers are entitled to and should ardently expect and earnestly seek the promise of the Father, the baptism in the Holy Spirit, according to the command of Jesus Christ.

We are an Assemblies of God Church and we adhere to the 16 Fundamental Truths of The Assemblies of God. These tenants of faith are based on the truths found in God’s Word, The Bible. Click here to read the full 16 Fundamental Truths.
Our History

New Hope Community Church has a rich history in the city of Gilroy. Our church was founded over 96 years ago. We’ve seen tremendous growth over the years. We’ve met at several different locations throughout the years. We have been blessed with dedicated and faithful people who have been willing to serve in various capacities over the years. God has used this church mightily in the past and we believe even greater days are ahead! We believe it’s imperative to honor all of the previous pastors and leaders that invested in making New Hope what it is today.


  • 1921 – Glad Tidings Assembly was started.
  • 1923 – NHCC became affiliated with the Assemblies of God. At that time, the church was named Glad Tidings Assembly.
  • 1927 – Dedication of Glad TIdings on 6th & Hanna Street in Gilroy.
  • 1965 – The name of the church changed to First Assembly of God.
  • 1972 – Pastor Don & Ruby became the Pastors of First Assembly of God.
  • 1986 – Pastor Don & Ruby returned to the mission field.
  • 1991 – Pastor Malcolm and Kathy MacPhail became the Lead Pastors of NHCC.
  • 1994 – The name of the church changed to New Hope Community Church.
  • 2003 – NHCC moved from 6th & Hanna to its current location.
  • 2017 – The Aptos and Santa Cruz campuses joined the New Hope family of churches.
Dedication of Glad Tidings 
Church on 6th & Hanna.
Pastor Don & Ruby in 1972.
Pastor Don & Ruby with Pastor Malcolm & Kathy.