As the founding Sr. Pastor of New Hope International, Bishop Poole began fulfilling his call to the ministry with only 25 members. Now more than 26 years later, under his continued leadership, New Hope International has grown into a thriving 2,000 member multicultural,nontraditional body of believers. He has both a passion and burden for the lost. His heart and vision for this ministry has been founded on the Word of God in Luke 4:18-19 Jesus came to heal the brokenhearted and to set the captives free.
Author of several life changing books, including his latest release,
SHIFT Happens, and Conception to Reception: Birthing the Life You’ve Always Dreamed Of, Bishop Jeff Poole is steadily pacing himself to achieve great heights by performing the call on his lif
e! In 2008, Bishop Poole was chosen as a Gospel Choice Award nominee for Top Ten Most Influential Pastors in the Region. Through his personally founded evangelical ministry, Jeff Poole Ministries, Bishop Poole is honored to travel across the country providing support to other ministries through mentorship, preaching, and the production of his books, CDs and DVDs.
Seeking every opportunity to translate church outside of the
traditional four walls of a sanctuary, Bishop Poole and New Hope International serve as a conduit for several nationally recognized community organizations. Bishop Poole is the also the founder of a nonprofit organization, focused on Diabetes Awareness called, Juanita June Foundation which was named after his late mother Juanita June who succumbed to this widespread disease. The focus of the foundation is to provide educational support and diabetic supplies
through benevolence funds raised through an annual 5k race in Central Georgia. Bishop Poole is honored to raise awareness and provide support to other organizations, such as Susan G. Komen, and American Red Cross that has given New Hope International an opportunity to touch their community in a way that could not otherwise be achieved.
While residing in Warner Robins, GA with his wife and three children, Bishop Jeff Poole continues to challenge people of all walks of life to pursue their destiny, live life on purpose and achieve all that God has ordained for them!