With a few families, some hard work and a hope for the future, New Hope Wesleyan Church was formed. On July 14, 1994 Pastor Duane Brown and his wife, Patti were officially inducted by District Superintendent Ray Barnwell at Beulah Family Camp in Brown’s Flat, New Brunswick to minister as a Pioneer Pastor. Services were held at Jim and Heather Hockley’s home for several months until the Grand Opening Service, which was held on March 26, 1995 at the Coldbrook Community Center. After meeting in the Community Center for some time, the church moved to the Coldbrook Elementary School.
After four years at New Hope, Pastor Duane and Patti Brown felt the Lord calling them in another direction. In July of 1998 Pastor Scott Prime and his family (Shari, Seth & Samuel) arrived with full knowledge that God had placed the Valley on their hearts. A few months later the church moved from the school to the Wandlyn Inn in Coldbrook using the conference facility.
In June of ’99 a group from Yarmouth Wesleyan Church presented “Butterfly Kisses.” The Lord moved and created changes in the lives of many. In the summer of 2000 the church moved again to the Seventh Day Adventist Church in New Minas. During this time the Lord blessed New Hope and attendance increased to about 65-70 from the earlier days of 20-30.