Reverend Dr. Gary E. Palmer
Dr. Palmer is an undergraduate of St. Leo University, Tampa, Florida, Bethany Bible College and Seminary, Dothan, Alabama, and The Southern Baptist Seminary, Louisville, Kentucky. He has earned a PhD in the Philosophy of Religion (Christian Counseling). Dr. Palmer recently served on the Board of Directors for Habitat for Humanities and the United Way, Fitchburg, Massachusetts. He was a former Auxiliary Chaplain for the United States AirForce, Hanscom AFB, Bedford, Massachusetts, a member of the Board of Ethics for the Nashoba Valley Medical Center, serves on the Mayor of Fitchburg’s Task Force Against Youth Violence. He currently serves as the president of the North Central Faith Based Community Coalition, Fitchburg, MA. In 1987, Dr. Palmer was ordained Reverend, and along with his wife, they founded the New Hope Community Church, Ayer, and the ‘Hope Center Project,’ Fitchburg, MA in 2010.
Reverend Dr. Brenda A. Palmer
Co-Pastor, Prophetess, Minister of Education
Prophetess Brenda Palmer was born and raised in Washington D.C. She is married to the Reverend Dr. Gary E. Palmer. Together they founded and pastor New Hope Community Church in Ayer, Massachusetts. She is a retired public school teacher, mother of five children and grandmother of ten. She is an ordained minister, licensed biblical counselor, certified facilitator of the Jackson Theological Seminary and has been involved in church ministry for more that 30 years.