Core Beliefs

The Bible is our all-sufficient rule for faith and practice. This account of our core beliefs is intended simply as a basis of fellowship among us (i.e., that we all speak the same thing – 1 Corinthians 1:10; Acts 2:42). The language used in this account is not inspired nor contended for, but the truth set forth is held to be essential to a full-gospel ministry. No claim is made that it covers all Biblical truth, only that it covers our need as to these fundamental doctrines.

Our Core Beliefs are the 16 Fundamental Truths approved by the General Presbytery of the Assemblies of God.

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Pastor George Russell - Senior Pastor

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Pastor George Russell was saved at the age of 17. He was called into the ministry and graduated from Bethany Bible College in 1978 and became a credentialed minister with the Assemblies of God. He and his wife and three children moved to the Cotati / Rohnert Park area in 1989 and became the Pastor of New Hope Assembly of God. His desire is to faithfully preach the Word of God and see people come to salvation and to grow in the grace and knowledge of God.
He was elected as an Executive Presbyter for the Northern California / Nevada District Council in 2000 where he still serves as an Executive Presbyter. He was one of the founding members of the Homeless Prevention Group of the Rohnert Park, Cotati and Penngrove area. He enjoys outdoor sports; hunting, fishing, golf etc. He is a baseball fan with two favorite teams; the San Francisco Giants and any team that beats the New York Yankees.


Shawn & Sandy Moore - Childrens Ministry

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Shawn and Sandy Moore have been at New Hope Church since around 1998. They have 2 daughters and one grand-daughter. They have been involved in children’s ministries for over 20 years, teaching both Sunday school and Children’s Church. As a team, they have a passion and call to minister to children. They use their creativity and talents to bring fun to Biblical teaching. This includes using puppetry, videos, computer animation, video games, science experiments and games to teach the Bible to the next generation of kids.