Founding and Senior Pastor
Pastor Benji is from Sumter, South Carolina and graduated from the University of South Carolina in 1994 with an Associate’s Degree in Religion and a Bachelor’s Degree in Science and Interdisciplinary Studies.
He then studied at Duke University’s Divinity School where he received two Master’s Degrees in Divinity and The Theology and Practice of Christian Preaching. The Kelley family then traveled to Kentucky where Pastor Benji received his Doctoral Degree in Christian Leadership and Preaching from the prestigious Beeson Pastor Program at Asbury Theological Seminary. In 2002, Pastor Benji and his family returned to North Carolina and started NewHope Church.
Executive Pastor of Operations and Finance
Executive Pastor of Ministry
NH Young Adults Director
Associate NH Missions Pastor
Associate Ministry Leader NH Kids
Family Ministry and First Contact Pastor
Director of Production
Associate Ministry Leader - Finance
Director of Cleaning Services
Director of IT
Associate Creative and Marketing Manager
NH Kids and NH Students Director
Johnell Bright Jr.
Director of Facilities
Life Groups Pastor
NH Missions Pastor
Director of Finance and HR
Administrative Office Manager