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Our Story

Saugus Assembly of God was started on November 30, 1958 in Lynn, by Reverend Evelyn L. Moores and Georgina D. Maxwell. Its current location at 9 Assembly Drive in Saugus, Massachusetts was purchased in March of 1963, and the church building was dedicated into full service on May 22, 1965 by Reverend George E. Flower. On January 1, 1999, Pastor Wayne Shirk began serving as senior pastor at Saugus Assembly of God. Pastor Wayne, originally from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, has ministered in New England for more than 40 years, and he continues his faithful service today.  
June of 2005 marked 40 years as a church at 9 Assembly Drive. During the celebration the church name was changed to New Hope Assembly. This change reflected our vision and mission to bring new hope to the world, in accordance with Romans 15:13: “Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.”  
In June of 2015 New Hope Assembly celebrated 50 years of ministry in Saugus – our “Year of Jubliee.” Pastors, prophets, evangelists, apostles, teachers, and other ministers who were mentored at New Hope Assembly returned to glorify 50 years of God’s faithfulness.

In September of 2023 we celebrated 65 years of ministry dating back to the genesis of the church in 1958 -- "Celebrating God's Faithfulness." Many spiritual sons and daughters returned throughout 2023 to join in this milestone anniversary.
With a vision of seeing the nations touched with the Gospel of Jesus Christ, New Hope has supported numerous ministries and missionaries over the past several decades. Teams from New Hope Assembly have partnered with the church in Balix, Haiti, and King's Voice Ministries in Accra, Ghana.
Locally, New Hope Assembly serves the homeless community in the Saugus area. Our home missions team partnered with “Every Child Deserves a Smile,” to provide clothing and gifts at past Christmas times. As of today, we partner with outreach teams dedicated to domestic violence and human trafficking victims, host mental health workshops, and partner with sober homes. New Hope Assembly has also ministered to the elderly in Saugus at a nursing care facility.

In the past few years we have revamped our community outreaches, providing Saugus families with fun, safe events such as an annual Easter Egg Hunt, Community Family Fun Night in October, our Living Nativity in December, and Christmas carols at the M.E.G. Center, among others. Our outreach to military families in the North Shore, Military Life Ministry honors and serves those who served our country through events and memorials.     

For more than 65 years, New Hope Assembly has offered the message of hope, healing, and restoration found in Jesus Christ. This church has been established as a place to seek the Lord and to encourage one another in our individual journeys of faith. New Hope Assembly strives to be a place of peace where the presence of God abides and abounds.
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