Rev. Coleman L. Hart, Sr., was installed as Senior Pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in September of 2009. Though born in Prescott, Arkansas, his roots to New Hope Reach far beyond his tenure as pastor. Pastor Hart came to California in 1962 and lived with his Grandparents in a home that was directly across the street from New Hope when it was located on 10th Avenue. He was called to Christ in 1977, when he began serving in the church through Sunday School, Vacation Bible School and other ministries. Pastor Hart, along with his wife, First Lady Judith Hart, have four children between them and yet, find time to make the entire congregation feel like their immediate family.