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Pastor Gerry Miller was called as New Hope Church's senior pastor at its family night / business meeting on July 20, 2008, following the retirement of founding pastor Rev. David W. Yount.

Gerry joined the staff of New Hope Church as Associate Pastor in June 2006. He has since been assigned to oversee several ministries, including the newly organized  Couples Ministry, Chess Ministry and College Ministry . He came to know the Lord as his personal Savior while in college. Gerry’s primary secular work has been in management. He brings with him proven business principles which he aims to utilize in fulfilling his pastoral calling. Gerry is a very gifted teacher and an eloquent preacher of the Word. He and his wife Joyce have 6 children—Greg, Peter, Katie, Ellen, Luke and Leslie. His favorite hobby is tennis. His life verse is found in Ephesians 3:20: “Now unto Him that is able to do exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think.” 


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Nila is New Hope’s Director for Worship and Arts Ministries. She came to know Jesus Christ as her personal Savior when she was 17 as a result of the clear presentation of the gospel by a Campus Crusade for Christ staff at a choir retreat. She has been involved in music ministry for more than 40 years with her husband Ed, an accomplished pianist and musical director. Nila and Ed have 2 children on earth, Dennis (married to Lorajoy Tira), and Via; 2 daughters in heaven, Trixia and Charlene; and four grandchildren, Alyssa, Armin, Santiago & Isabel. They love to travel with family to nice vacation places and scenic locations in the US, Canada, Asia and Europe. Nila loves to read books written by Christian authors Max Lucado, Ann Voskamp and Joel Rosenberg, and by historical fiction writer Bodie Thoene. She also delights in leading women's Bible studies and sharing Bible discoveries. Her favorite Scripture verse is Galatians 6:9—“Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.” 





Pastor Bryan Jacobs was ordained for ministry at New Hope Church in August 2017. Bryan serves as the Associate Pastor of New Hope Church, as well as the Youth Director for the high school and junior high ministries.
Bryan graduated from Moody Bible Institute in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Biblical Exposition. Bryan came to know the Lord in 2012 at the age of 18. Since then he has been involved in preaching and teaching ministry in various forms. He currently teaches in Sunday morning sermons, the adult Sunday school class, the church prayer meeting, the high school/junior high youth group (LOL), and the God’s Victorious Army (GVA) Bible study. The emphasis of his pulpit ministry is the careful exegesis of God’s Word according to its historical and grammatical context. Bryan has been married to his wife Jessica since May 2015. Jessica assists in the Worship & Arts Ministries at New Hope Church. Together they enjoy hiking, coffee, and time with family.
Bryan’s foundation for ministry are the words of Jesus in John 17:17, “Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.” (ESV)



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To build a church community of individuals in the Alsip, Illinois area who are committed to growing in the knowledge of Jesus Christ while fulfilling the Great Commission through reproductive discipleship and the creation of self-reproducing churches.
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