We are a People Upheld by Hope
Founded in April 1979 by David and Jean Longobardo, Hope Christian Church then known as Christian Hope Center, began as the vision of Jean Longobardo. Built to be a catalyst for transforming lives in the community, David and Jean devoted themselves to Hope. In 1988, Pastor Harry Jackson and his wife Vivian answered the call of the Lord and transferred from Corning, NY to lead the ministry.
Today, almost 40 years since its conception, Hope Christian Church is comprised of over 22 nationalities and is making an impact in the community. From its participation in local prison ministry and mentoring program, short-term missions, providing daily assistance to families in need, HCC remains committed to advance the Kingdom of God first to its circles of influence and then to the nations abroad.
Turning the hearts of youth and families to God and each other (Malachi 4:5-6)
Developing our God given potential in order to win in every area of our lives (1 Timothy 4:14, 1 John 2:27)
Advancing the Kingdom of God; first through our circles of influence then to the nations abroad (Matthew 28:19)
“In His name the nations will put their hope” (Matthew 12:21)
Empowering Families with Hope and Destiny through Prayer, Worship and The Word.
H: Healing and Practical Helps
O: Developing Overcomers
P: Propelled by Prayer & Praise
E: Empathy and Compassion for the Lost, the Last, the Least
Statement of Faith
Scriptures are Fundamental Truths and Doctrine
Hope Christian Church accepts the Scriptures as the revealed will of God, and adopts these Statements of Fundamental Truths and Doctrine.
The Bible We believe the bible is the infallible revelation of God and therefore, the only authoritative and binding rule of faith and practice.
II Timothy 3:16-17; James 1:22
We believe there is only one living and true God, manifesting himself in the persons of the trinity – Father, Son, and Holy Spirit – equal in every perfection and executing distinct but harmonious offices in the great work of redemption. Deuteronomy 6:4; Galatians 3:20
We believe in the deity, virgin birth, sinless life, substitutionary death, and physical resurrection of our Lord and Savior – That He is the very God and Creator of all things. Matthew 1:23; Hebrews 7:26; I Corinthians 15:3-4; Philippians 2:9-11
We believe in the universal depravity of man, hence the grace through faith in the shed blood of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Ephesians 2: 8-9
Sanctification and Holiness
We believe in the sanctification and holiness of the believer by Holy Spirit. Luke 24:49; Titus 3:5-8
We believe water baptism is an ordinance commanded by the Lord Jesus Christ as and act of obedience, after salvation. It is not a means of salvation. We also believe water immersion to be the only biblical method of water baptism.
Colossians 2:11-14; Romans 6:3-5
The Gift of the Holy Spirit
We believe the gift of the Holy Spirit; miracles, healings, wisdom, knowledge, prophecy, tongues, interpretations of tongues, faith are for today, are in operation today, and are used for the edification of the church.
I Corinthians 12:3-11
The Great Commission
We believe our Lord gave the great commission to evangelize the world to His church.
The Second Coming
We believe in the personal and imminent second coming of our Lord Jesus Christ – first to come for His saints, then with them to rule and to judge. I Thessalonians 4:14-17
Steps to Salvation (Roman Road)
God the Creator – We must acknowledge God as the Creator.
Romans 1:20 – 21
Separation – For all have sinned and fallen short…
Demonstration – God demonstrated His love towards us…
Consequences – For the wages of sin is death…
The way out – Romans 10:9-10
If you would confess with your mouth…
Call on His name – Romans 10:13
For whosoever calls on His name…
Determine – Romans 11:36
Determine in your heart to make Jesus Christ Lord of your life T-O-D-A-Y!
Core Values of Hope Christian Church
- "We are called to be a demonstration of God's love" (Hebrews 10:12, 14 MSG)
- "Strong leaders model the message" (Matthew 20:28 NLT, Matthew 7:12MSG)
- "Personal devotion to Christ produces a powerful spiritual life resulting in healthy relationships, families and marriages" (Acts 4:13-14 TLB, Psalm 100:4-5 NKJV)
- "People don't care how much you know until they know how much you care" (1 Corinthians 8:1-3NLT)
- "When the team works, the dream works" (Ecclesiates 4:9-10, 12)
- "There is no success without a successor" (Matthew 28:19-20 TLB, 2 Timothy 2:2 NKJV)
- "Peoople don't care how much you know until they know how much you care" (1 Corinthians 8:1-3 NLT, Acts 20:35 NKJV)
- "We live to give and love to give" (Acts 20:35 NKJV)
- "Excellence inspires others and glorifies God" (Daniel 6:3 NKJV, Colossians 3:23-24 NKJV)
- "People are more important than the project" (Luke 10:38b-42 NKJV)
- "The heartbeat of heaven longs to rescue unsaved people" (Luke 15:4-7 NKJV)
The Ministries of HCC comprise our HCC Dream Team.
You can find a place to serve at HCC by browsing under Serve Here, Serve Near or Serve Far.
Serve Here means serving in a ministry at HCC that primarily serves during the Weekend Worship Experiences and special events. This includes our parking ministry, security, hospitality, ushers, greeters, media and technical arts, choir, worship team, band, guest care services, kids, middle school and teen ministries, prayer team, and LifeNet Altar ministry.Please complete the interest form to be connected to the ministry leader.
Serve Near means serving in a ministry at HCC that meets on the weekends and primarily serves the community in outreach and soul winning. This includes prison ministry, ministry to ex-offenders, street witnessing, mentoring women who are incarcerated, the HCC Food Pantry, visiting the sick and shut in, and bereavement support. Please complete the interest form to be connected to the ministry leader.
Serve Far means serving in a ministry at HCC that primarily provides opportunities for teens and adults to serve in local and global missions. We believe, at HCC, that missions work is a necessary rite of passage for teens and adults to grow in their spiritual lives. Each year, HCC coordinates with affiliate ministries to provide these life changing experiences to HCC members and attendees. Please complete the interest form to be connected to the ministry leader for trip specifics.
HCC offers personal consultation and prayer by appointment. If your family is currently experiencing challenging life issues, you are welcomed to make a counseling appointment by calling the church office: 240-845-0388 ext. 136.
HCC welcomes all former clergy and ministry leaders from other churches into membership at HCC. The first step to activating your leadership and service at HCC is the Grow Discipleship Class. This will enable you to work within the HCC culture and integrate into the church Body. You are also welcomed to set at appointment with the Pastor or Core Team by calling the church office: 240-845-0388.