New Hope Baptist Fellowship
Thursday, March 21, 2019
In the Heart of Cape Coral... With a Heart for Cape Coral.

Our History

On May 6, 2001, a group of thirty men, women, youth and children met in a private home in Cape Coral to engage in a Sunday morning Bible study together, with a prayerful eye on whether or not the Lord might choose to bind this group into a full-fledged church.

On the next Sunday, the group had grown to forty seven people, which was followed by more than sixty people the subsequent Sunday. It was beginning to look as through God intended for this body of believers to begin a new work in His name. Still, the group bathed the matter in prayer together as well as in their personal prayer life.

Soon, the group moved to a larger home in the area, to accommodate the steadily growing group of worshippers. On June 10, the group prayed for God's leading as they voted to be faithful to His call to begin a new work in Cape Coral, Florida. Two weeks later, the name "New Hope Baptist Fellowship" (NHBF) was adopted.

God's leading has been unmistakable as He blessed the new church week after week. He provided adequate funding to move to a public auditorium and to call a full time pastor. After much prayer, the church voted unanimously to call Rev. Mike Faircloth as the first pastor of our congregation. Bro. Mike began his work in our church on July 1, 2001.

In the few short weeks that followed, the church has been blessed to see several people come forward to declare Jesus as their personal Lord and Savior and to follow Him in Believer's baptism. Membership has grown to over 125 people in just seven weeks. In this short time span, New Hope Baptist Fellowship reached an attendance high of 172 people on August 5, 2001. God has blessed NHBF with a body of believers who truly love Him and are careful to ensure that the church is fully submitted to His authority. As a result, it's easy to sense a unique feeling of love, warmth and friendship when in the presence of our fellowship.

While our growth has been rapid thus far, the church realizes it's responsibility to reach the lost in Cape Coral and beyond. Complacency in not pleasing to the Lord. NHBF has an active visitation and witnessing program in place to reach out to our community.

The membership of New Hope Baptist Fellowship is very honored and excited about what God has done in such a short time in our church, but we are much more excited about what He'll do in the future as we prayerfully strive to serve Him