New Hope Calvary Church has been formed as a ministry under the Lordship of Jesus Christ. Our supreme desire is to know Christ and to be conformed into His image by the power of the Holy Spirit. We are non-denominational and are not opposed to denominations as such, striving earnestly for unity in the body of Christ. We believe the worship of God should be spiritual. Therefore, we remain flexible and yielded to the leading of the Holy Spirit to direct our ministry.
We believe the worship of God should be intelligent. Therefore, there is great emphasis upon the Word of God that He might instruct us.
We believe the worship of God should be fruitful Therefore, we look for His love in our lives as the supreme manifestation that we have truly been worshiping Him.
We believe in all the basic, cardinal doctrines of historic Christianity.
We believe in the inerrancy of Scripture, that the Bible, Old, and New Testaments are the inspired, infallible Word of God.
We believe that God is eternally existent in three distinct persons; Father, Son, and the Holy Spirit.
We believe that God is the personal, transcendent, and sovereign Creator of all things.
We believe that Jesus Christ is fully God and fully human; that He was born of a virgin, lived a sinless life, provided atonement for our sins by His vicarious and substitutionary death on the cross, was bodily raised from the dead, ascended to the right hand of the Father, and ever lives to make intercession for us.
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and unsaved; they that are saved unto the resurrection of mercy and eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ, and they that are unsaved unto a resurrection of justice for their sins and rejection of the work of Jesus Christ.
We believe in the personal and visible second coming of Jesus Christ to the earth. He will return with His saints and set up a kingdom of which there will be no end.
While New Hope Calvary Church holds to these beliefs, we welcome everyone with the hope that they will have a sincere desire to know and serve the Savior. Our desire is to share in the fellowship of Christ in a way that brings glory to God, avoiding division, and to share in His agape love.
Under God's direction, establish and develop a community of believers that strives to fulfill the Acts 2 model of the bride of Christ
Create a supportive and encouraging place where Spirit-led preaching and teaching brings a new God-focused direction to people's lives
Where believers establish and gather in small groups to share their hearts on the deepest levels in true koinoia fellowship
Where people compassionately walk with each other through life's problems and pains
Where everyone feels empowered to make a difference through their spiritual gifts.
Where prayer, worship, and the ordinances of baptism and Lord's communiton are exalted.
Where the material blessings of God-given resources are shared with those in need
And where people ache so much for family, friends, and others who are lost that the church becomes passionate and takes risks to reach out to them with the gospel
Alan Garner is a graduate of Southern California College, currently called Vanguard University with emphasis on history and theology. Involved with Calvary Chapel from its beginnings with Pastor Chuck Smith, he was Pastor Chuck's first worship leader.
He is an ordained minister of the gospel through Ashland Christian Fellowship in Ashland, Oregon, an affiliate of Calvary Chapel.
In 2005, he and his wife, Julie, moved to Lake Havasu City, AZ. In 2007, he took over the reins as Pastor of Havasu Bible Fellowship, a non-denominational fellowship, which became a Calvary Chapel affiliate.
In 2014, Al and Julie returned to Oregon and Pastor Chris Blythe was hired to continue this ministry. The church name was changed to New Hope Calvary Church.
Pastor Chris developed cancer and went home to be with the LORD in January 2021.
In October 2020, Pastor Al and Julie returned to Lake Havasu responding to God’s call and began full time ministry again at New Hope Calvary Church beginning of 2021.
Transitions are always challenging but God is faithful to bless His church which is not a building or a name but a body of believers in His Son.
As we look forward to that day when we shall all appear before our God and Savior Jesus Christ our denominational differences will have little consequence, except as to how they impact the expression of our love for Him and each other and thus fulfill the two greatest commandments: love God and love one another.
We welcome you to worship with us.
Charlie and Bree Stickney
Youth and Young Adults