The New Hope Cathedral, Inc., formerly New Hope Christian Ministries, is of non-denominational faith, believing in God the Father, God the Son and God the Holy Ghost (Spirit). The ministry has been flourishing since its establishment in July 2001, with a handful of members. In full operation of Sunday School, Worship Service and Bible Class. The ministry is gifted with prophets, prophetess, ministers, teachers, evangelists and deacons.


"And the Lord answered me: “Write the vision; make it plain on tablets, so he may run who reads it." Habakkuk 2:2


The New Hope Cathedral started its ministry in July 2001, at the home of Pastor and Founder, Dr. Richard Leaphart and First Lady Leaphart. In January 2002, the Lord blessed us to move from their home into Chapel Hill Elementary School. The ministry continued to grow and God continued to pour out his blessings of approval and favor upon the ministry.

In December 2003, we were blessed to purchase our first place of worship, 2999 Flat Shoals Road, Decatur, GA 30034. Within six years, New Hope was able to pay off the church mortgage within 6 years of purchase. As the church membership grew, it was necessary to obtain more classrooms and sanctuary space, the church body began to fast, pray and beseech God for direction on the next move. In 2011 we were blessed to purchase our current location of 11 acres and 55,000 sq.ft. at 1738 Fairview Rd and moved in on Sunday, April 24th, 2011.

The basic governmental structure of the NH Cathedral is: being spiritually lead by the Pastor, the ministry owns its property, decides its budget, establishes its membership and conducts all necessary business.