New Life House of Prayer Ministries, International (NLHOP), is founded and pastored by Senordor M. Sr. and Valencia D. Hines. In September of 2000, after serving over a year as the assistant Pastor of a rapidly growing predominantly African American congregation, Pastor Senordor was led to separate from the church in pursuit of his next assignment in Christ. He and his family remained in fellowship with the ministry but discontinued their membership. In 2001, the army transitioned the Hines' back to Fort Benning, Georgia. With no particular church home or denominational affiliation, they began to visit the many different churches in the Tri-City area in search of a ministry that dealt with moral as well as spiritual issues. Pastor Senordor continued to pray for direction for his next assignment in Christ. He and Pastor Valencia went in prayer and felt the call of God to start New Life House of Prayer Fellowship.
The church began as a bible study and held it's first official service on July 4, 2001 with twenty-three (23) people in attendance, of that number eleven became members when the call to discipleship was offered. The Church is non-denominational and was formed primarily to minister to the religious and spiritual needs of the local and Tri-City area of Columbus, GA., Phenix City and Opelika, AL., as well as to all people from all walks of life. It was incorporated in February 2004 as a nonprofit religious corporation to meet the needs of the community through religious worship services and the teaching of the gospel of Jesus Christ to form good and productive citizens.
All worship services are open to the public. Our form of worship is Pentecostal in nature, with singing, clapping, and the raising of our hands as a sign of surrender to the Lord Jesus Christ. Additionally, we encourage the congregation to actively participate in the worship services. Our established formal cade of doctrine is outlined in the Constitution and Bylaws adopted in July 2004.
There are currently 170 actively enrolled members with an average attendance ranging between 200 -225. This includes our vitrual congregation as well.
Ministry of Giving:
Every one is taught the principles and benefits of sowing and reaping, tithing and offering, this is taught at every level of ministry.