Neil's church

New Hope Church
New Kent, Virginia 23124

About Neil
  • Education: Eph.3:7 "Whereof I was made a minister, according to the gift of the grace of God given unto me by the effectual working of his power."
  • Experience: I have been heavily involved in serving the church since childhood, with no time off to sow wild oats. God called me into full time ministry in 1994. Originally the calling was to an "on the road" music ministry, ministering to families through song and drama. Then God suprised me with the calling to plant a church. But the years of experience I had already achieved serving in every position of the church but pastorate, helped me obey, in faith, knowing God would equip the called.
  • Comment to those looking at my sermons: Please let me know if my sermons were of any help to you and your ministry. What a blessing it would be to know if God is aboe to use me even outside our small community.
  • Sermon or series that made a difference: I have included two of my favorite sermon series, One, entitled "Rip Tide" is about the affect sin has on our lives. Which was especially helpful to our unchurched crowd. The other, "Learn to Drive" is series of messages comparing our spiritual lives to our automobiles. It was a series that everyone could relate to, and would be reminded of a spiritual principle every time they got in their car! We even gave out keychains with the church logo on it to jump start the series!
  • Family: I have been married to my high school sweetheart for 24 years. We have two grown children,a 21 year old daughter, a 19 year old son, and more recently have become the proud grandparents of a very sweet-dispositioned grandson who our church has adopted as their own!
  • What my spouse (really) thinks of my sermons: I am in the "fortunate" situation of having a wife with the spiritual gift of prophecy. Sin and Wrong Flash like strobe lights in front of her eyes. So she is actually a big contributor and a temperature gauage as to what the congregation’s needs are when it comes to subject matter and sermon series ideas. We work together as a team. Though we both respect the fact that I am the one with the calling and the God-given, pastoral responsibilities.
  • Books that have had an impact: Rick Warrens, Purpose Driven Church
  • Hobbies: Music is still one of my passions. I enjoy all realms os music which helps in reaching the younger generation. I find I can connect with them by being familiar with the current music trends. A side hobbie of mine some may find a little strange, I love to move dirt with machines. However this is very beneficial right now as I am currently bi-vocational while this baby church learns to stand on it’s own!
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  • Four Stages Of Motherhood

    Contributed on May 1, 2007
    based on 13 ratings

    This is a great Mother’s Day sermon that covers all four stages of motherhood, giving Bibilical examples of each.

    The Four Stages of Motherhood Tonight, in recognition of Mothers Day this Sunday, we want to celebrate the women who fill the high calling of Motherhood. Did that video reflect your thoughts about your own mother? Maybe some of you are thinking you only wish you had a mother like that. But more

  • No Swimming

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2007
    based on 2 ratings

    Rip Tide Series Week 5: No Swimming (should we stay on the beach?) Coping with the sin that surrounds us.

    RIP TIDE 5. No Swimming (Should We Stay on the Beach?) With all this talk about the danger of Rip Tides, you might be thinking, “I think I’ll just stay out of the water!” But the water represents life. Chris and Sarah went to their family’s river house more

  • Help!

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Rip Tide Series Week 4: Help! God has given all of us authority in our lives to help protect us from danger. Our response is to obey that authority.

    RIP TIDE 4. HELP! (When you realize you are being pulled into a Rip Tide) This is week four in our Rip Tide series. Have you enjoyed this message series? I know I have. It’s a very easy way to understand the seriousness of the pull and effects of sin more

  • Life Guard On Duty

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Rip Tide Series Week 2: Life Guard on Duty This message stresses the importance of warning those we see falling into sin, and our responsibility to heed the warnings that God sends to us.

    RIP TIDE 2. Life Guard On Duty As we continue in our message series RIP TIDE, this evening we are talking about Life Guard on Duty. Last week we heard God’s warning to us about the Rip Tide of sin and the pull it has in our life. more

  • Danger: Strong Currents

    Contributed on Feb 13, 2007
    based on 4 ratings

    Riptide Series Week 3: Danger Strong Currents Speaks of our responsiblity to not only stay away from the pull of sin, but to be sure we aren’t leading others into it.

    RIP TIDE 3. Danger Strong Current This is week three of our Rip Tide series, and this week we are going to talk about the consequences of leading someone else into the flow of a rip tide. Now some of you said you were good swimmers, and that’s great, more