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George Joseph “Joe” Mitchell (affectionately known as “Pastor Joe”) announced his calling to ministry in October of 2006. March of the following year he would preach his trial sermon and be ordained in March of 2009. 

Pastor Joe received a B.A. in Business Management from Judson University in Elgin, IL and a Masters of Divinity from Northern Baptist Theological Seminary in Lombard, IL. He also earned his Doctorate of Ministry from the Samuel DeWitt Proctor School of Theology at Virginia Union University, Richmond, VA. Pastor Joe is a proud member of Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Inc.

For the last eight years, he has humbly served as Co-Pastor of New Hope beside his father Rev. Dr. Leroy Mitchell, the founding pastor of New Hope. After 30 years of humble faithful service, Dr. Mitchell retired in July 2017 and Pastor Joe transitioned from Co-Pastor to Senior Pastor.

Pastor Joe and and First Lady Andria will celebrate 16 years of marriage in October. God has blessed them with three beautiful children Nevaeh, Joseph, and Nadia.

As a humble servant of Jesus Christ, Pastor Joe tirelessly dedicates himself to empowering others and advancing the Kingdom of God.