NHCC Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.  


 Pastors Deb and Matt, Co-Pastors

Pastor Deb  serves as the primary teaching pastor at NHCC.  She has a passion for seeing people discover who they are in Christ and recognizing His purpose for their lives.  She is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God; has a BA in Business Management from Vanguard University; a Paralegal Degree from Santa Barbara Business College; and she received her theological education from Global University.  Pastor Matt is a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God.  He received his theological education from SoCal School of Ministry.  He has a passion for reaching the lost and discipling new believers.  They have three children – Ricky, Priscilla, and Paul




 Travis and Michelle Whitney, Worship Leader & Children’s Ministries

The Bible has a lot to say about music, and Travis’s role is to lead the church’s worship of God in a way that matches the character of God. Travis is a dedicated musician and leader.  He has built an incredible team at NHCC whose hearts are for worship and ushering others in to God’s presence.
Michelle serves as Children’s Ministry Leader.  She loves working with the kids of New Hope and helping them to discover the truths of Jesus in scripture.  She has been working in some form of Children’s Ministry since her teenage years.  Together, Travis and Michelle have two daughters – Addy and CJ.