Our Location

8448 N. Dixie Drive
P.O. Box 13161
Dayton, OH 45413-0161


Service Time

Our worship services are on Sunday mornings at 10 a.m. Our children’s ministry, Beacon Bay, meets during the service. Child care is also available for younger children.

Our History

In 1989, the idea of planting a new church in northern Montgomery County just outside Dayton, Ohio came upon a group of people. This group longed to worship God and reach out to people in the community who were seeking God but might not be familiar or comfortable with traditional church settings.

After much prayer, planning, and effort, about 20 families stepped out in faith and founded New Hope Community Church. The first worship service was held in a gymnasium at a school in Huber Heights, Ohio on Jan 14, 1990. New Hope continued to meet in a school in Huber Heights until 1993.

In late 1992, after much searching, effort, and prayer, New Hope purchased an approximately 1.4 acre property in Butler Township that had been a warehouse with several offices. Many of  the men and women of the congregation shared their talents to help remodel the building and make it into a worship facility. The church moved to this building May 30, 1993, where we still meet today.

Throughout the years, New Hope has raised a generation of children and teens into adulthood ad has seen many of them become involved in and lead ministries of their own. Currently, as we embark on the next phase of our life as a church, we are seeking to discover how we can continue to faithfully serve Jesus and find new ways to share the hope of the Gospel with the people in our community. We celebrate what God has done over New Hope Community Church’s history and look forward to what He has in store for our future.

Our Beliefs

We are congregation in fellowship with the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.), and the beliefs of our church reflect the core beliefs of the movement. Find out more here: http://www.chog.org/our-beliefs

Our Pastor

watkinsFam-2016-ViralBooth800Joe his wife Gwynne and their son Micah have been a part of New Hope since August, 2013, and in December 2014 Luke joined the family. Prior to that, Joe and Gwynne served in youth ministry for almost ten years. The bulk of those years were spent at New Life Christian Fellowship in Fortville, Indiana. During those years, he watched as God worked in the lives of teens and adults, and came to believe that the good news of Jesus is far bigger, and the love of God far deeper than we could ever imagine.

Joe earned a Bachelors of Art Education Degree from Ohio State, and a M.Div. from Anderson University’s School of Theology, which basically means he likes to draw cartoons and study nerdy books.

His desire is that people who become a part of the community here at New Hope will find that they are loved, and that they will experience the transforming presence of God in their life.

Email Pastor Joe: joe@nhcommunitychurch.org