About Us

New Hope Baptist Church, located in Portsmouth NH, is a Baptist fellowship that loves to praise God and have a good time worshipping in His presence. We are a diversified congregation comprised of members from many different backgrounds and ethnic groups having various religious upbringings. Together we are committed to creating and maintaining a place where people from all walks of life can come to feel love and to be accepted; a place where burdens are laid down and souls are lifted up; a place where everybody is somebody.

Serving Portsmouth and the seacoast area for over 40 years, our doors swing open on the “hinges of love. All are welcome to come and share in our Christian walk and fellowship that includes a weekly Prayer Meeting, a weekly Bible study, Sunday school on Sunday mornings and a lively worship experience. More information on special programs and current activities is included in our church website.

If you live in the area and don't have a church home, or if you are visiting from out of town, please stop by the little white church on Peverly Hill Road and be blessed with a very warm and genuine welcome from our Pastor, members and officers,

Our Pastor, Dr. Arthur L. Hilson is the spiritual leader and counselor to the members of New Hope Baptist Church as well as a history teacher to students at Portsmouth High School. Pastor Hilson has often stated ìI do not meet strangers, I meet people for the first time, but I do not meet strangers. He is also well known within the local church community for responding I'm too blessed too complain! When asked how are you Reverend Hilson?