Lead Pastor Andrew Broucher
Raised on the mountain of the little town of Somerset, PA, Andrew didn’t grow up in a Christian home in spite of being dedicated at Freedom Baptist Church in Somerset, PA, when he was an infant. After graduating high school from Somerset Area Sr. High School, he worked as a mechanic at Kenny Ross Chevrolet and was pursuing his dream of becoming a NASCAR driver.
At the age of 19, God changed his life and Andrew came to the saving knowledge of Jesus Christ through an invitation to a church service by his father on December 2nd, 2007. About a year later, God began to deal with Andrew about the call to preach and after many months he surrendered to the calling of God on his life to go into the ministry and to preach.
At the age of 20, Andrew moved from Somerset, PA to North Augusta, SC and enrolled at the Victory Baptist College. During his time there he was involved in Soul winning, Jail ministry, Nursing Home Ministry, Homeless Ministry and the Care Team Ministry of the Victory Baptist Church. Andrew has since earned his bachelor’s degree in Pastoral Theology. With the blessing of Pastor Dr. R. Larry Brown, Victory Baptist Church was a launching pad for Andrew to pursue ministry.
Upon graduation from Bible College in 2013, Andrew followed the Lord's leading and moved back to Somerset and continued to follow the Lord into evangelism for a few years. He preached for revivals, youth rallies and youth camps in the tristate area. During the last few years Pastor Andrew has worked full-time as a hospice chaplain while pastoring New Hope.
Since the founding of New Hope, Pastor Andrew was married in 2019 to his beautiful wife Delyla and they have two beautiful daughters. In 2022, New Hope was able to take Pastor Andrew on for full-time support and purchase an old bar (The former Bailey's Circle 219) sitting on 13 acres of ground in Somerset. New Hope is in the process of renovating the property.