Elder Moses L. Scott is founder and pastor of New Hope Ministries International, which began in 1995 as a home bible study. In April of 1999, God opened the doors to a small church in Chesterfield County where Elder Scott began to operate in his calling as Pastor. God has blessed New Hope, under Pastor Scott’s leadership, to grow into a thriving ministry with sister churches in Kenya and Nigeria.
During the early years of his walk with the Lord, Pastor Scott was a member of All Saints Apostolic Church (PAW) in Richmond, VA where he received his calling, preparation and ordination for ministry, under the tutelage of Bishop Robert L. Tapper. During that time, he served as youth leader, youth field worker for the VA State Council (PAW) and worked in the music ministry. In addition, Pastor Scott was a volunteer counselor for the Richmond Family Crisis Intervention Program.
Pastor Scott is a spirit filled man who loves God and loves the word of God. He is a no nonsense, passionate preacher and teacher, rightly dividing the word of truth. Pastor Scott is a man who has faced many obstacles and challenges that impacted his life. But God has delivered him out of them all! Pastor Scott’s personal life experiences help him to relate to men and women from all facets of life, dealing with real issues and problems and offering them “new hope”. He is called and anointed for such a time as this to preach the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Pastor Scott is a native of Richmond, VA and has been married to his wife Regina, who works side by side with him in the ministry, since June 1975. They have 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
Assistant Pastor, Elder Oliver W. McCutchen Jr., “Elder Mac”, is foremost a servant. He is a young oracle of the Lord for such a time as this, declaring the gospel of Jesus for this generation. He was introduced to the Lord through the channels of a strict traditional Pentecostal environment. As he grew older he believed that there was more to God than church. There was more to God than the repetition of what you cannot do. It is in this that he began to understand the other side of who God is and in him what you can do. Under the prayers, tutelage, and wisdom of his grandmother, the groundbreaking servant of the Lord, Evangelist Louise O’Neal, Minister McCutchen begin to expand beyond the walls of the church edifice into the heart of God’s temple. It was in 2002 that God blessed him with a beautiful wife, and adoring son. One year later in August 2003, he accepted his call into the ministry at Rose of Sharon Apostolic Church in Waverly, VA under the covering of Bishop Tyrone Harper. Within three years, there God molded, and shaped his ministry making each moment greater than the next. He knew that God had great things in store for him. “The anointing of God pushed me and inspired me to know God greater and not to limit him to what he had done before...” he proclaimed. It was in August of 2006, exactly three years later that he accepted the next level in his ministry. Stepping out on faith, he left the comfort zone of the church he had always attended and became the Youth Pastor of New Hope Ministries, International under the covering of Pastor Moses L. Scott. In 2018, Elder Mac was appointed as Assistant Pastor. God has placed him in New Hope Ministries to do a mighty work. His desire is to be a generational bridge between the elders and the youth, giving an ear to wisdom and a voice to this generation. It is his goal to empower the people of God to walk in their divine power, and authority always in submission to the will of God. His ministry is not denomination, it’s not just church, it is Jesus. “What other ministry do we have without him.” (Luke Chapter 22 vs 24-27).
Elder Mac resides in Chesterfield County with his wife Kirstin and their 3 sons.
Elder and Mother Deborah S. Frye was raised in the Church by her adoptive parents, Professor/Elder John O. Edward and Evangelist Sue I Edwards (founding pastor/Overseer of The Apostolic Faith Holiness Church (now known as New Covenant Apostolic Church) and 8 other churches. These two wonderful people instilled in Deborah a great belief in the importance of service to God and his people. Deborah took on the ministry style of her parents and was baptized in the name of Jesus as a babe. At about the age of six she received the gift of the Holy Ghost and shortly after that, she started singing in the church choir. As her parents traveled from place to place, it was a must to witness to others about salvation. Her mother would give her pamphlets to pass out while she shopped. They would visit the hospitals, the sick and shut in. In 1966, at the age of sixteen, Deborah was ordained as a Missionary. In 1971, her mother appointed her youth Minister. She began teaching bible class, helping in summer Bible School. After the death of her Pastor and Mother, in 1973, she became a watch care member at All Saints Apostle Church, where she was appointed minister of music for about nine years. She was Choir director for the Virginia State Council of the PAW. During these years, she joined the PAW national convention representing the Virginia State Council in the national choir. Deborah attended many conference seminars given through Aenon Bible College, receiving certificates. She was also instrumental in introducing street services and marching for Jesus, Music workshop, and gospel programs.
In 1979, she joined a prison minister at Trinity Baptist Church, and started a community choir. She has ministered music and songs for several churches including, The Bethel Ensemble, The Gospel MC’s, The Men of Song, Mount Calvary Baptist and The Richmond Community Choir. In 1983, she became the minister of Music for the Greater Nazarene Baptist and remained there for seven years. She also worked four years with St. Paul Baptist Church’s summer camp community program. Through the years she has worked in the community to uphold the Name of Jesus. But it was at Greater Nazarene, that she truly accepted the ministry, did her trial sermon and began preaching at various churches and prison ministries.
Deborah joined with The New Hope Ministries family, in 1999 and with this fellowship she rose to a higher dimension in Christ. She was appointed Mother of New Hope, and a member of the Trustee Board and was ordained Elder in 2003. In addition to preaching, teaching and evangelism, Elder Frye works diligently with the music ministry, children’s Christian education ministry, women’s prison ministry, and oversees the ministry sacraments of communion and baptism. She volunteers her services in whatever area is needed to help build God’s kingdom.
After attending school here in Richmond, she married and became mother of three wonderful children, Deborah, Mary and Gilbert Robinson, adding to that family a loving Daughter-in-law, and thirteen superb grandchildren.