JOHN withers

lead | founding pastor

John Withers has been in the Pastoral Ministry for over twenty-five years.  He is married to his beautiful wife Rosemary for over 30 years, with 2 wonderful daughters.

John Withers received his Bachelor of Art in English Literature, with a minor in Speech and Communications from San Francisco State University.  He then went to complete his Master of Divinity in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary in Pasadena, CA.  In addition, he holds and M.A. in Marriage and Family Counseling from Santa Clara University.


Reggie maharaj

board member | deacon

Reggie has been married to his beautiful wife Neeta for over 30 years and has two adult daughters; Stefanie and Stacy, who he is extremely proud of.  He is a devoted husband and father.

Reggie is currently charting new territory as he studies to become a Licensed Minister under the Assemblies of God, after numerous years of secular employment.

He is energized as he serves in various capacities of New Hope, from prayer, to teaching, as well as filling in for Pastor John during his absence.  Reggie is looking forward to seeing how God continues to utilize his skills and gifts through the Holy Spirit.


Karanja morris

board member | deacon

lead audio visual engineer

Karanja and his wife Becky have two beautiful boys,   Temani (age 14) amd Eliakim (age 6).  They have been attending New Hope for close to 10 years.  


Karanja serves as a Deacon and Audio Visual Lead Engineer.  He also enjoys fellowship with his brothers and sisters in Christ, as well as coaching youth and high school football.  

His favorite scripture is "Faith is the substance of things hoped for and assurance about what we do not see" Hebrews 11:1


marietta  Morris-alton

board member | deaconess|

lead usher/greeter

Marietta is a native of San Francisco, married with two adult children.  She accepted the Lord 7 years ago and enjoys serving God's people.  Marietta is a Deaconess and Lead Usher/Greeter at New Hope Community Church.

She has an Associate of Arts Degree in Health, and has earned a Community Health Worker HIV/STD Case Management Certificate from City College, SF.  She is employed as a Unit Coordinator at Zuckerbert SFGH and Trauma Center.

The Lord continues to bless their small Janitorial and Discount Furniture businessess, which has enabled herto help family members and the less fortuante.

She aspires to volunteer in the Lord's House and assist othes in their Christian journey.

"For I know the plans I have for you," declared the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future." Jeremiah 29:11



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