As a church we believe in team ministry, and the church has a leadership team made up of Elders and Deacons.
The team of Elders have clear oversight and responsibility to lead the fellowship spiritually and are supported by a team of deacons who ably support the main leadership team.
REACH, PREACH, TEACH,- ENCOUNTER, INSPIRE, SERVE
Oliver has been serving at New Hope since 2011! Oliver has a background in business, specifically Sales Management & Key Accounts, and held senior positions across several businesses in Construction and NHS sectors.
Over the past 7 years Oly has really enjoyed trying to re-purpose the church into outreach & growth, and has loved being involved serving the local community in many ways.
We believe the next 7yrs will be a significant period at New Hope- ‘2018-2025’ as we look to move forward into all that God has for us as a church fellowship.
Oly is married to Lorraine, they have three children, Quincy 15, Estelle 11, Austin 8.
Oly loves most sports and enjoys playing Football, Tennis and is a fair-weather golfer!
At the end of April 2018 Oly started as the Chaplain for Bradford City Football Club
Oly & Lorraine are part of the MFG network, and look to Colin Cooper and the wider team at Huddersfield Christian Fellowship and MFG for spiritual oversight and covering!
Neville Hattersley- Elder
I'm Neville, I'm married to Louise and we have two teenage girls, Molly & Lucy.
I was born and bred in Bradford and grew upin Clayton where I became a Christian and was baptised in my teens at Clayton Baptist Church. I went to Bradford Elim Chruch for a few years and 25 years ago when I met Louise; I started to attend Sunbridge Road Mission where Louise had been going since attending Girls Brigade as a teenager.
We have been involved in church lifesince then; Louise was Girls Brigade Commissioner for a few years; we have run bible studies, taught in Sunday School and run youth/all age camps.
We were challenged by God to leave Sunbridge Road around 2011, which we did, not knowing where to go. After trying a few fellowships Oly invited us to New Hope for a visit. We clearly felt that soon after that God was asking us to come and support Oly and Lorraine. Like when Moses was tired, friends lifted his hands, we felt that this was part of our role at NHCF.
To support Oly and Lorraine in seeing us help to build a church that honours and glorifies Jesus.
Nev and Louise
David Empson- Elder
David is married to Rita and has two grown up daughters and many grandchildren! David is retired and recently turned 80!! Both David & Rita have been Christians for many years and are a wonderful blessing to us all at New Hope. They have not been at New Hope many years, however have just been such an encouragement to us all. David brings a wealth of experience and a deeply rooted prayer life.