3848 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, Florida 32503, United States

New Hope Christian Center is an open and affirming church

Meet our pastor

Reverend David J. Pettitt

Rev. David J. Pettitt  is  our founding pastor, May 2007. There was a 3 year break while David planted a church in Puebla, Mexico. Actually, David has planted and influenced the planting of a number of groups and churches. 

He is also fluent in the Spanish language and Mexican Culture. He was ordained in Monterrey, Mexico on November 26, 1999 at a ceremony exclusively in the Spanish Language, before a couple of hundred witnesses.

 David spent 18 years in  Metropolitan Community Churches, prior to striking out and planting an Independent, Non-Denominational Church for all God’s People.  


As such we are free to help individuals create and maintain a healthy, loving, and growing relationship with our Creator God. 

Jesus never promoted any religion, but rather Kingdom Principles for living, through the Liberating Teachings found in the Gospels of Jesus Christ. 

His emphasis has always been to offer Hope and Healing to those in need, through his unique God-given gift of teaching. David believes he has a charge to help make the ancient first century scriptures, fresh and relevant to twenty-first century inhabitants.

 Rev David J Pettitt, Pastor

New Hope Christian Center




Spotlight On: David Pettitt

After suffering a stroke in June 2016 that left his entire left side paralyzed, David Pettitt spent two months in a VA facility, where he had to re-learn how to talk, walk, eat, and even go to the bathroom. Although his future was uncertain, he was determined not to be limited by a wheelchair or even a cane. Today, he’s 50 pounds lighter, has lowered his A1C to 5.6 – which his doctors call a miracle – has had his medications reduced, and even takes the stairs at the Bear Levin Studer Y to get to the Wellness Center for his daily workouts. 

church MIssion, Purpose, Vision statements


New Hope Christian Center promotes a true sense of family and community where we make every effort to care for each other by providing help and assistance when needed.

  • 1. We grow spiritually by living out the liberating gospel of Jesus Christ.
  • 2. We strongly endorse the fruits of faith, hope, peace, and love with the greatest of compassion.
  • 3. We are to be good stewards of all that God has blessed us with, using our resources wisely, yet generously.
  • 4. It is our intention to be as transparent and non-judgmental in all our relations.


New Hope Christian Center exists for the purpose of making new life and hope available to those seeking a new life with Jesus Christ or to those living in a state of darkness.


New Hope Christian Center strives to offer hope and a refreshed life for anyone seeking a better way of living.

Board Of Administrative Servants

 New Hope Christian Center's Board Of Administrative Servants

  • Robert Garnsey  - Chairman & Pianist
  • Jamie Roberson - Co- Chair
  • Marcia Stroud - Secretary & Guitar
  • Gerry Whiteman - Treasurer
  • James Shoemaker Web Designer 

David Pettitt - Pastor

Jeremiah 29:11 Amplified Bible For I know the plans and thoughts that I have for you,’ says the Lord, ‘plans for peace and well-being and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.  

Some History about New hope christian Center

Our First Location

This was our first House of Worship on Brainard Street over ten years ago.

Our Second Location

We moved to our second location on Pace. Notice the open doors. Yes, We are an open and affirming Church!

Our Third Location

Our third location was on Sydney Lane.

We called it our Sanctuary in the Woods,

Our Fourth Location

Our fourth location was 3840 N. Davis Hiway.  

Our Present Location

Our present location is 3848 N. Davis Hiway.  We Invite you to come and let us worship with you. Dress is always casual, Come as you are. All are always Welcome!

Church Fellowship

New Hope Christian Center enjoys a covered dish luncheon on the first Sunday of each month following the morning worship service. We always have more than we can eat! Visitors are always welcome to join us. 

We also have a meal provided by congregational members on each Wednesday at 6:00 pm with a Bible Study following.  We would love for you to join us as we fellowship and Study together.