Welcoming Rev. Jane Ann Love to New Hope
Rev. Jane Ann Love joined us at New Hope in April 2011. Prior to becoming our pastor, she worked as Interim Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Roanoke Rapids for 3 years. She also served as Associate Supply Pastor at West Raleigh Presbyterian and from 1995 – 2005 she was Solo Pastor at First Presbyterian Church in Edenton, NC.
Rev. Love graduated from Pfeiffer University, where she earned her Bachelor of Arts in English and Drama and later she earned a Masters of Arts in English, from North Carolina State University. She also studied in a Doctoral program at LSU in the area of Southern Literature. Rev. Love received a Masters of Theological Studies from Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. After leaving Gordon-Conwell, Rev. Love spent several years counseling and teaching on college campuses; this time introduced her to student ministry, conflict resolution, addictions counseling, and the joy of sharing with people who are struggling with LIFE questions.
Using her degrees in English, Rev. Love traveled to South Korea where she was a Professor of English and engaged in global mission work. She returned to NC State as a lecturer in the English Department. During this time she also started as an Information Specialist for the CDC National AIDS Hotline in RTP.
She received her Master of Divinity, in 1989, from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. She was ordained in 1995 and is currently a member of the New Hope Presbytery. Rev. Love has also served in various participant and leadership positions and on numerous committees at the Presbytery and Synod levels.
Rev. Love is a North Carolina native and currently lives in Fuquay-Varina, NC. She was born in Lumberton and grew up in Burlington where her parents and large extended family still live. In addition to North Carolina, she has also lived in South Korea and Louisiana.
New Hope Staff
Pastor - Rev. Jane Love Office Hours: Monday and Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and by appointment during the day or evenings. Contact information: Cell - 919/818-7708 or email -
Choir Director – Robert Blair
Praise Band Director – Bart Streb
Minister to Youth & Children – Vina Hawkins
Hearts of Hope Senior Ministry – Barbara Porter and Anona Huff
Women of the Church –Tammy Strain
Men of the Church – Rody Hawkins
Meal Ministry - Joyce Adams & Mary Ann Cornelius
Prayer Request – Robin McMillan
Class of 2011
Ray Strain, Janet Streb and Ralph Strickland
Class of 2012
Vina Hawkins and Robert McMillan
Class of 2013
Pete Brendle and Katie Waters
Clerk of Session - Donna Strickland
Treasurer – Greg Wood Presbytery’s Administrative Commission Representatives – Jane Rourk and Sam Stone