Meet Pastor Chris

New Hope's Associate Pastor

Name: Christopher Decker

Title: Associate Pastor


Family: Wife Susan, and a half dozen of God’s greatest blessings…Daniel, Noah, Gracie, Rebekah, Leah and Tabitha


Part of the New Hope Family since: September 2018


“You Matter” Bible Verse:

“The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Exodus 14:14

(And, a second one because everyone loves seconds!)

“I am the vine; you are the branches. Whoever abides in me and I in him, he it is that bears much fruit,

for apart from me you can do nothing.”

John 15:5


Daily15 Routine: Sitting down at my desk in the morning gives me the quiet time I need to draw closer to the Lord. It centers my day and gives me clarity I don’t find on my own. It is my invitation or offering to the Lord to be present with me the rest of my day, in my decision making and how I interact with those around me.


When we Gather Every 7: On the Sundays I preach I get to church about 4:45am. The quiet of the parking lot and church building welcome me to focus on the exciting responsibility of sharing Jesus. When I don’t preach I arrive about 6:45am. When I don’t preach you can find me with my family at 8:30am. Not too many things are better than sharing worship with my wife and kids! Preaching or not I try to greet people, offer an umbrella in the rain and generally welcome those God leads through our doors.