New Hope Church

SUNDAY SERVICE TIMES:
Effingham:  8:45 & 10:30am
Newton: 9:30am


OFFICE PHONE NUMBER: 217.342.3020 

OFFICE HOURS: Tuesday - Friday 9am - 3pm

Email: info@newhopechurch.cc

WHERE TO FIND US:
2210 North Raney
PO Box 57
EFFINGHAM, IL 62401

8817 N. 800th St.
Newton, IL 62448

Role at New Hope:

Senior Pastor

 

About Van:

Van grew up in Florida and has also lived in Oklahoma, Virginia and Georgia before moving to Effingham where he now lives with his wife Lori. PV has three grown children: Austin (married to Jen), Aminta, and Avery. Pastor Van (or PV as he is known around here) has been the Senior Pastor of New Hope for twenty-one years. He graduated from Andrew College and Florida Southern, and also received a Masters Degree from Regent University's School of Divinity.

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT YOUR ROLE?

"I love seeing the next generation discover the relevance of a daily relationship with their Father God. I find great joy when people find their greatness as they lay down their lives to serve those who God places in their lives."

 

WHAT DO YOU LOVE ABOUT NEW HOPE CHURCH?

“The church’s willingness to be flexible and follow God, never asking how hard it will be or how much it will cost.”

 

BOOKS THAT HAVE INFLUENCED YOU (other than the Bible):

A Shepherd Looks at Psalm 23 by Phillip Keller

A Resilient Life by Gordon MacDonald

Sam Walton: Made in America by Sam Walton and John Huey

 

FAVORITE MUSICAL ARTISTS:

New Hope Worship Team

 

WHEN YOU HAVE A FREE DAY, WHAT DO YOU LIKE TO DO?

Hanging out with Lori and my family, playing competitive games with friends, kayaking down a river, walking in the woods, antiquing, building furniture, restoring old tools, golfing, volunteering at oneighty, deep sea fishing, winning a decisive game of table tennis.

 

 

217.342.3020 ext. 222 

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