“Membership in a sound church is a gift, comfort and strength from God.” – Pastor Glem Melo



By Pastor Glem Melo


Last Sunday, I was received as a member of the Reformed Presbyterian Church of Bowie (, and therefore the Presbyterian Church in America (, the denomination of which RPCB is a part of.

RPCB is committed to the “Bible, God’s word, [as] the foundational authority in the church,” to the gospel of salvation by grace alone, through faith alone in Christ alone, to Reformed theology as set forth in the Westminster Standards, and to elders-led church government.

The PCA is committed to being “faithful to the Scriptures, true to the Reformed faith and obedient to the Great Commission.” It consists of over 1,500 congregations with more than 300,000 members.

IMG_8561When I preached during the evening service, I thanked the RPCB family for “having always been a source of great comfort, encouragement, guidance and edification to me, to my family and to our mission in the Philippines. My re-affirmation of faith…

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About New Hope

We are a community of people who believe in and live for Jesus Christ. We embrace and proclaim the Gospel as taught in the Bible and explained in the teachings of the Reformation: Salvation is by grace alone (sola gratia) because of Jesus Christ alone (solus Christus), received through faith alone (sola fide), based on the teachings of the Bible alone (sola scriptura), all for the glory of God alone (soli Deo gloria). SALVATION IS BY GRACE ALONE, THROUGH FAITH ALONE, BECAUSE OF JESUS CHRIST ALONE, BASED ON THE TEACHINGS OF THE BIBLE ALONE, ALL FOR THE GLORY OF GOD ALONE.
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