New Hope Christian Fellowship is a non-denominational Christian church founded in 1992 by Pastor Tom Brown on the belief that a new church was necessary for Show Low, Arizona – one that was based on Jesus and Jesus alone. In 2004, the church was given a great deal on a beautiful piece of land at the corner of US260 and Cheney Ranch Loop. But without the funds to build the church, the land stood vacant for 7 years…until construction began in earnest October, 2011.
Thanks to the answered prayers of our congregation and a very generous gift from a donor, the New Hope Christian Fellowship church building now stands on land that remained vacant for years. Praise the Lord!
The following pictures represent our journey from undeveloped land to a beautiful new building. Please join us in giving praise to God for this miraculous blessing!
Our piece of property before any development.
Signing the loan papers for the property with the bank.
The foundation and the sign that says what we believe, Jesus is our Hope.
Clearing the property of weeds in 2008 - an annual chore!
Construction begins, October 2011
The walls begin to go up.
The roof gets started
Everything is closed in
Starting to look like a real building on the inside, too! (1st of December, 2011)
Although the weather did not help matters, the roof shingles and siding went on the building in Fall 2011.
As of February 24, 2012, The septic system was in; the water line and roughed-in plumbing finished. The electrical panel and conduit system to the street are just about completed.
Here we are in May, 2012, putting a clear sealer on the outside of the building prior to staining.
Our women helped paint the interior, June 2012
Pouring the handicapped access ramp, June 2012
First service in our new building, July 15, 2012