Pastor John Thomas Swiney loves people and enjoys the opportunity to help them see just how much Jesus loves them. Pastor Swiney has led New Hope for 3 years, however had enjoyed over 20 years of full time ministry and while times have certainly changed, the crux of his message has not – the truth of Scripture, the power of the cross and the greatness of grace.

Pastor was born and Canton Ohio and claims New England as his home as he spent many of his formative years there. Growing up in a godly home, he began ministry as an early teenager, spending much of his life as an evangelist, church planter and a pastor. Pastor Swiney has a double Master’s degree, and has served as Lead pastor for congregations of every size up to over 1,000 members and at times serving multiple congregations at once.

As an engaging preacher and a master storyteller, he has an amazing way of not only bringing Scripture to life but applying it to where you live. He’s bold and honest and probably best loved for his transparency. Each sermon delivers hope and encouragement through the Power of the Holy Spirit.

While New Hope’s congregation is beautifully diverse and the challenges of the day complex, Pastor Swiney constantly points to the one place where true hope is found – simply Jesus Christ and the overcoming power of the Holy Spirit.

Pastor is a true Father if anything can be said about him. He has a keen interest in History and collects knives and guns. He with Angela , Johnny and Jackson with their Aussiedor enjoy their times camping and serving our local congregation and city together.