Chairman of the Board
Eddie is the lead pastor of New Hope Community Church of North Port. Originally from New York City, he and his wife, Norma, and their 3 sons moved to Florida in 2004 to plant a church from The First Alliance Church of Port Charlotte. In 12 years, New Hope Community Church has grown to almost 500 people gathering weekly at 3 church campuses. At the young age of 17, Eddie joined the Army, completing two enlistment contracts in the US Army & Reserves. Later, he served almost 15 yrs with the NYC Police Dept. and then took early retirement to pursue his passion as a pastor. Eddie has 25 yrs. of training and experience as a grassroots small group coach and pastor in the Christian & Missionary Alliance Metropolitan District of NYC. He has served as Associate Pastor of New Life Fellowship in Elmhurst Queens, NY and as the Founder/Senior Pastor of New Life Community Church in College Point Queens, NY. He was also Executive Director of New Life Association of Churches and has served as a field staff missionary with Church Resource Ministries. In 2000, Eddie was appointed the official chaplain of the New York Mets for the 2000-2001 baseball season.