Eddie and Norma

Eddie was a soldier and a NYC police officer by trade but a pastor by heart. After joining the Army at 17 years of age, he was honorably discharged as a sergeant after completing two enlistment contracts in the United States Army & Reserves. Later, after serving almost 15 yrs of service with the NYC Police Department, he took early retirement to pursue his passion as a pastor.

Our Leaders

Pastor Eddie DeJesus is madly in love with his wife Norma which is his greatest calling to God. His greatest joy and number one priority is to honor God as a husband and a dad. Eddie and Norma will  be celebrating 30 years of marriage this year. They have 3 wonderful sons and a daughter-in-law. Their passion is to love Jesus, love each other, and love others. Because they both came from fragmented homes, their heart is to demonstrate the love of God to this disenfranchised generation.

Our Story

In late 2004, after thirteen years of pastoral ministry, missions, church planting and evangelism, God called Eddie and Norma to the Southeastern District of Florida and planted another home cell/small group church from “The First Alliance Church of Port Charlotte” – a new church that focuses on loving people into the Kingdom of God in today’s society and in new and creative ways.

Meet Our Leaders

New Hope is a Christ-centered church that seeks to honor God primarily through Neighborhood Initiatives and Growth Group gatherings throughout the week in the North Port Community and surrounding area.

Pastor Eddie and Norma

Pastor Eddie & Norma DeJesus

Lead Teaching Elder – Biscayne

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Mike Saxton

Lead Teaching Elder – West

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Archie Ruiz

Lead Teaching Elder – Spanish

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