New Hope Baptist Church is a church in Newark, New Jersey located at 106 Sussex Avenue in University Heights.
New Hope began its services as a “mission” in the home of Addie and Maggie Vine. The church organized on June 2, 1903 by the small but growing African American community in Newark and incorporated on May 1, 1918.
Famous members of the congregation include late R&B singer Whitney Houston, who grew up attending the church and singing in the choir, as well as her cousins Dionne and Dee Dee Warwick. Whitney's mother Cissy Houston is also a lifelong active member of the congregation, and serves on the Deaconess Board.
In 2010, Cory Booker kicked off his Newark mayoral re-election bid. Cissy Houston has long been a musical influence on the church. Funeral services for Whitney Houston, a lifelong member of the congregation, were held at the New Hope Baptist Church.  NJ Governor Chris Christie began his inauguration activities at the church in 2009 and 2014.
Coordinates: 40°44′46″N 74°10′47″W / 40.74611°N 74.17972°W
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