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

New Hope Baptist Fellowship Staff




Lead and Worship Pastor 



Name:  Mike Faircloth


Serving New Hope:  Since July, 2001


Hometown:  Pensacola, FL


Ministry description/duties:  Prepare and present relevant, biblical messages;  provide pastoral care to members; cast vision, lead, and administrate the work of the church; lead mission teams to Cuba, Guatemala and the rest of the world; conduct evangelistic efforts; plan and lead worship ministries- choirs, orchestra, adult and youth praise teams, and  contemporary worship team.  Repairing toilets.


Hobbies/Talents:  Scuba diving, surfing, water skiing, softball, music, coin collecting


Ministry visionExpand New Hope's impact on our local community and beyond through intentional short term and long term ministry projects resulting in salvations among those served and transformed lives of New Hope members.  


Other Comments It has been an absolute joy to serve as pastor of New Hope since our beginning in the summer of 2001.  We have seen God's miraculous provision, protection and affirmation through the challenges of starting a new church, construction of phase 1 of our overall site plan, national economic chaos, and the many other challenges facing the 21st century church.  God is so good!


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Youth/Children's Pastor




Name: Kevin Gladfelter

Serving New Hope: Since July, 2015

Hometown: Arcadia, FL

Ministry description/duties: Work with the young people of the church. Sharing the Gospel with them, discipling them to be mature and ministering worshipers of God.

Hobbies/Talents: Writing, Gaming, a bit of Guitar playing, and a desire to learn some new hobbies/talents. Ministry vision: First and foremost to bring depth to the faith of the current students, maturity that casts them out to reach their peers. True growth in numbers can only be achieved by a body of believers who are doers of the Word, a Word they deeply understand to be the truth.

Other Comments: I've grown up with the phrase, "If you do what you love, you will never have to work a day in your life." While it is certainly true that I am about to be doing what I've been working toward for several years and it is genuinely what I love to do, there is much work to be done and it will certainly not be easy. This is prefaced with a deep commitment to invest in the lives of people, but not just any people, young people. Truly the future of the church, but also the future of this nation, culture makers who will build a reality on the truth and better the trajectory of the world's perception of what it means to follow Christ. If you love, you must work every day of your life to show it.


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