Welcome to EFC Newport

Evangelical Friends Church of Newport is a contemporary church located 2 miles northeast of
downtown historic Newport, Rhode Island. We hope to see you virtually or in-person soon.

Evangelical Friends Church of Newport is a contemporary church located 2 miles northeast of downtown historic Newport, Rhode Island. We hope to see you virtually or in-person soon.

Follow EFC Newport on YouTube for weekly sermons, daily devos and more!

Greetings from Pastor Paul

Paul A. Hoffman (Ph.D., University of Manchester) has served as the lead pastor of Evangelical Friends Church of Newport, Rhode Island, since 2007. His life’s mission is “Contending for reconciliation, unity, and revival.” He is a member of the Oversight Board for the Evangelical Friends Church–Eastern Region, is a nationally recognized scholar and leader in the area of racial reconciliation, and provides leadership for and participates in various prayer and unity movements in the US and abroad. Paul has visited, lived in, studied in, or ministered in thirty-three countries on four continents. In 2020, the Evangelical Homiletics Society gave Paul the Keith Willhite Award, which “recognizes an outstanding paper presented at the annual gathering of the EHS, reflecting the highest of standards in research, analysis, insight, critical thinking, passion, and professional standards in evangelical homiletics.” He also serves as an adjunct professor at Barclay College. 

In his free time, Paul enjoys reading, traveling, hanging out with his family at the beach, harvesting sea glass, playing tennis, and watching English Premier League soccer. 

Paul has been married to his lovely wife, Autumn, for over twenty-two years and has two wonderful sons, Landon and Kelan.

Who We Are

We realize you might want to know what to expect when you visit Sunday worship service. You can anticipate four things…

Family Ministry

Sunday Kids Church weekly on EFC’s YouTube channel and In-person Sunday mornings at 9 am. Parent resources, great music, Biblical content, activities, and more!

Sermons

New sermons posted every week with our Lead Pastor Rev. Dr. Paul Hoffman. Valuable lessons for local and global communities.

What’s new at EFC…

Happy New Year!

Welcome to 2022!

Pastor Paul’s new sermon series “Restoring Joy” starts on January 9

watch the latest sermon now on YouTube

A daily video message from Pastor Paul featuring a specific spiritual reading for each calendar day of the year. Click/tap the button below to watch now on YouTube.

For those who want to financially support EFC’s mission, we offer you the option of online giving. You can click/tap the “Give” button below or text “EFCGive” to 77977. God bless!