About Our Pastor & Teacher

Richard Angelo Leaphart 
Senior Pastor, New Hope Christian Ministries

Pastor Richard Leaphart is a native of Jersey City, New Jersey. He has been married to Synetra since October 1988, and they are the proud parents of biological daughters, Senora Ra’shell and Rachel Angelique Leaphart and fraternal parents of nieces Menyada Shannon and Maurita Johnson.

Bishop George Hoke licensed and ordained him for ministry at the All Nations Church of God in 1997. Pastor Leaphart was appointed Assistant Pastor of the All Nations Church of God in January 1998.

Knowing the calling God had placed on his life, and yielding to the voice of the Holy Spirit, Pastor Leaphart founded New Hope Christian Ministries in July 2001. The ministry is centered and grounded upon the Word of God and has been under the spiritual covering of Bishop Eddie L. Long, Senior Pastor of New Birth Missionary Baptist Church, since December 2002. As a faithful son of Bishop Long and the Father’s House Ministry, Bishop Long appointed him as an Ambassador in the Father’s House, to help shepherd other pastors along the way.


Through the power and anointing of God, New Hope Christian Ministries has grown throughout the years. The church began in Pastor Leaphart's home with only a hand full of members in July 2001 and relocated to the Chapel Hill Elementary School in Decatur, Georgia, in January 2002 . New Hope transitioned into its current place of worship 2999 Flat Shoals Road and has continued to grow, as God has added on daily as such that should be saved. In March 2003, the church current location was dedicated unto the Lord by Spiritual Leader, Bishop Long.

Pastor Leaphart sees himself as only a vessel in which God has chosen to deliver His word in truth and righteousness. New Hope Christian Ministries, under the impeccable integrity of Pastor Leaphart, continues to serve as a beacon of light for the community whose goal is to bring “HOPE” to them that are without hope, to edify and grow disciples for the Kingdom of God; Knowing that one will plant, another will water, as God gives the increase. Pastor Leaphart and the New Hope church family has established a Christian based foundation that provides spiritual growth and focus on the importance of family, unity, faith and finance.

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