God called Pastor Pete to start a church in the Mooresville area and gave him the vision to focus on community service and missions from its inception. In 2009, Pastor Pete started to work full-time, along with a small Launch Team, to plant New Hope Missions Church. That year, the church began conducting community service projects and had its first mission trip. It opened for public worship April 25, 2010, and expanded its service projects and missions. After four years of getting the new church going, Pastor Pete needed a break and stepped down from Pastoring. Pastor Pete and Cathy reside in Statesville and continue to serve others with the Hope of Christ.