New Hope Ministries envisions a body of called out believers who are devoted to living the Word of God and to remaining in constant fellowship with one another. We believe that as we do these things, the Lord will "add to our church daily those who are being saved." (Acts 2:42-47)
Rev. Kimberly Williams-Gegner is a wife, mother, minister, educator, writer, and counselor. She is the founding Executive Director of New Hope Christian Academy, a ministry of New Hope Freewill Baptist Church. Kim has a Masters in Divinity from Palmer Theological Seminary, a Masters in Urban Economic Development from Eastern University, and an undergraduate degree from Messiah College in Grantham, PA.
A passionate and dedicated teacher, Kimberly is committed to nurturing the mind, body, and spirit of the students at New Hope Christian Academy.
If teaching is Kim's first love, then her second love is Culinary Arts. Together with her siblings, she started Triple Braided Cord Catering Company and Kim's Kitchen, a home baking business.
When not teaching or baking, Kim is busy with her most precious responsibility--caring for her 5 children and for Kurt, her husband of more than 20 years.
Pastor Kimberly Gegner
Pastor Alfred Williams, Sr. answered the call to the ministry in the fall of 1977. Before starting New Hope Freewill Baptist Church, Pastor Williams served as the first Assistant Pastor of the Bibleway Freewill Baptist Church. A graduate of Manna Bible Institute and Christian Research and Development's Biblical Counseling Program. Pastor Williams worked diligently in Bibleway's Evangelism, Christian Education, and Youth Ministry departments until the Lord led him to start New Hope Freewill Baptist Church in the basement of his home in January 1990. By July 1990, the small congregation had moved to 1734 Ridge Avenue and they have never looked back. An extraordinary visionary, Pastor Williams has tirelessly worked in the church, often working alone, doing whatever was required to get the job done.
Pastor Williams believes that his favorite Bible verse encapsulates God's purpose for his life: "But God forbid that I should glory, save in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, by whom the world is crucified unto me, and I unto the world." (Galatians 6:14)
Pastor Williams and his wife, Evelyn, have been married for over 50 years. God has tremendously blessed their union with nine children and a host of grandchildren.
Rev. Alfred Williams, Sr.