Our Pastors

Michael L McCants

Michael L McCants is a gift that gives life to young entrepreneurs, security to the established generation and hope for the future generation by Relevant Biblical Teaching, Music, & Media Communication.


He currently serves as the Senior Pastor of East Point Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta, Ga.


McCants 20+yrs of ministry speaks for itself. In 2010 Michael founded A New Start International in 2018; he changed the name to Impact Churches of the Nazarene located in Florence and Columbia SC.


Michael graduated from Florence School District One Schools (A proud Alumni of South Florence High School). Bachelor of Arts in Bible Studies from Judah Bible College. In 2019 graduated from Full Sail University with an MA in Media Communications and currently pursuing a degree in Religious Studies from Beulah Heights University.


Michael holds a Certification as a Church Planter and Church Growth Expert & Trainer from DCPI (Dynamic Church Planting International) and a Certification in Expository Preaching and a current leader in Exponential Emerging Leaders Community.


In 2018 Michael released his debut EP entitled:” The Vows” available for download everywhere.


In 2020 Michael wrote and release his first book: “A Warrior’s Manual”


Michael L McCants is the proud husband of Hope McCants as well as a father to three beautiful girls Lonia, Naomi, and Miracle. In all that, Michael accomplishes and strives to do his one desire is to please God and to hear him say Well Done thy Good and Faithful Servant.

Hope McCants

A lifetime resident of Florence, Sc, Mrs. Hope McCants is a young lady sold out to Christ.

Saved at the age of 4 under the auspice of the late Bishop Charles O. McDowell, Hope began her musical career as a faithful member of True Faith Ministries Inc. Music Ministry and praise and worship team.
While in high school, Hope sung as 2nd Soprano section leader in the highly acclaimed Show Choir “Tiger Production,” which allowed Hope to travel and perform in Washington D.C., New York, Georgia, and Hawaii.

Gifted with clarity, poise, and a trained ear, Hope’s vocal abilities have made her the recipient of several musical scholarships as well as a member of the Florence School District One’s Musically Exceptional Program(D.O.M.E.).

Partnered in ministry along with her husband, Pastor Michael L. McCants, Hope McCants serves both as Pastor and Worship Leader at A New Start International Church of the Nazarene, founded in 2010 and became Impact Churches of the Nazarene Florence & Columbia SC in 2019. Currently, she serves as Co-Pastor with her husband at East Point Church of the Nazarene in Atlanta, Ga.

She is the proud mother of 3 beautiful girls. Hope is currently attending Ashford University, where she is pursuing a B.A. in Secondary Education with an emphasis in English.

Since 2013 God has been faithful to Hope. Opening doors where she opened up & ministered before great gifts like Maranda Curtis, Stellar Winner Kendra Smith, Bryan Andrew Wilson, Monique Walker, Bishop Noel Jones, Televangelist Kelly Crews, Televangelist Terrell Turner, Sunday Best Winner Joshua Rogers and more.

She has been the featured artist at Conferences and ministry events as National Black Nazarene Conference in Orlando FL, SC District Church of the Nazarene Pastoral Christmas Banquet in Columbia SC, S.G.B.C. & J.M.B.C. Church Growth Seminar in Florence SC, performed the Star Spangled Banner at Trevecca University in Nashville TN And more.
She also appeared on several Television Shows, Nite Line, Spiritual Awakening, and Carolina & Company, to name a few.

Hope is excited about every door that opens for her ministry. She believes that “If God has open this door, God is trusting me to represent Him.” This is why her singing is so passionate.

With all she does, singing & ministering the word of God, which is Hope’s greatest joy, she looks forward to the expansion of the ministry that has been assign to her through song. Hope desires to “Release the Heart of God through Song.”