New Hope was founded with a passion for REACHING THE PEOPLE NO ONE ELSE WAS REACHING.

New Hope started in a DRIVE-IN MOVIE THEATRE with founding pastor Dale Galloway speaking on top of a snack shack.

Location & buildings didn’t matter as much. In its first 10 years, New Hope met at nearly a dozen different sites.

It’s time to rediscover what it means to be PIONEERS, NOT SETTLERS.






  • 825 adults & kids weekly
  • $1,499,459 budget, 2019
  • 59% have attended less than 5 years


  • Happy Valley
  • Milwaukie
  • Portland


  • 11.13 acres
  • 123,969 sq. ft.
  • 2016 Appraisal: $13,995,000


  • $4,098,914 debt
  • $599,916 building costs in 2019 (mortgage $25,000 monthly)
  • Building costs are 40% of budget; national average is 20%
  • Deferred maintenance estimate: ~$2,880,000


Our Lady Lavang Parish:
5,000 person Vietnamese Catholic Church


  • Building sold “as is”
  • New Hope occupies the building until July 31, 2020
  • After debt, real estate fees, and closing costs, we anticipate having ~$8.5 million to put toward our future location.
Figures accurate as of January 26, 2020


Relocation will allow us the freedom to be the church God has called us to be, unhindered by debt and an oversized, costly, and aging facility.

We’re currently exploring two primary options: New construction or repurposing an existing facility.


  • $8-$13 million
  • Needed: existing retail space, church building, or warehouse


  • $10-$15 million
  • Needed: affordable land, trusted contractor, economic design

LAUNCH DAY: To Be Determined

Prior to moving into our next permanent location, we hope to use Clackamas High School as a temporary location.

Clackamas High School, 14486 SE 122nd Ave.

  • Services in Auditorium
  • Kids in various classrooms
  • ABF in library


  • A modern & beautiful building

  • A more intimate worship space

  • A place that feels like a living room for the community

  • Cutting-edge Kids’ facilities

  • Updated technology

  • A coffee shop open 7 days a week

Food Bank
  • A free medical clinic or food bank

  • Spending 15-20% instead of 40% of our budget on facility

  • Staff & volunteers less hindered by finances

  • Less distraction from a large and aging facility

  • The freedom to reproduce – launch a new site or plant a church


  • Debt

  • Deferred maintenance

  • Dated facility

  • Too much building

  • Drain on staff & finances

  • Property has become a major distraction

  • When you say yes to one thing, you say no to others

Who is picking the next location?

Alongside the experts at Colliers International, a team of volunteers, staff, and elders is looking for our next location.

What are we looking for in a new location?

  • A place we can move to and be debt-free after purchase and renovations
  • 10 minutes or less from our current location
  • Between 40,000 and 50,000 square feet
  • Room for a 550-750 seat auditorium
  • Approximately 175-250 parking spots
  • A location that allows us to invite people into a life of faith and to serve the surrounding neighborhood

How long would New Hope be in a temporary location?

We are diligently and prayerfully looking for a new home. We trust that God will lead us into our more permanent home at the right time. Our goal is to be in a temporary location no longer than 1 to 3 years.

Why don’t we stay in our present facility?

It would take approximately $7 million to restore our building and be debt-free. Even if we were able to come up with that money, we would be investing in a facility that is too large for our needs and not designed for modern ministry. We believe that selling our building will enable us to end up in a new home that is debt-free, right-sized, and updated. This will give us the freedom to become the church God is calling us to be.

Who do I contact with questions or concerns?

We are happy to answer any questions you may have. Contact us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Who has been involved in this project?

This project has been steered primarily by a special task force made up of staff, elders, and other volunteers.

Who made decisions along the way?

The New Hope Elder Board has made all the final decisions and will continue to do so. The board is made up of 9 people from the congregation and the Lead Pastor.

If you have any questions, you can contact our Elder Board Chair, Ron Gullburg at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

What happens to all the money from the sale?

All the proceeds from the sale will be needed for our next facility. We will be working with financial professionals to help us figure out where to invest the money until we need it for our next facility.

Will anyone personally profit from this sale?

No. All of the profit from this sale will stay with the church. No one on staff or in the congregation will benefit financially from this sale.

Do I really need to keep giving when New Hope has all that money in the bank?

Yes. Our general budget will not be funded by money from the sale. We will still rely upon the generosity of the New Hope community to continue fulfilling our mission. Most importantly, God calls us to generosity as a lifestyle.

Giving is not about what New Hope wants from you, it’s about what we want for you. A generous life is the best kind of life

What does New Hope’s founding pastor Dale Galloway think?

Dale is 100% supportive of the sale of this building. He understands the need and is excited for New Hope to get a fresh start.