City of Hope
Ministry at city of hope worship center involves teaching, service, outreach, and modeling the Christian life. It depends not only on our staff, but also on volunteer workers who are deeply rooted in a scriptural foundation, living out their faith in a consistent manner, and can communicate that faith in an effective application. The leadership of city of hope is tightly interwoven with the overall purpose of the church, which is to provide a context for persons from every walk of life to come to a saving knowledge of Christ, a growing personal walk in the Holy Spirit, involvement through fellowship, and a life of witnessing ministry as a disciple of Jesus Christ.
Led by our senior Pastor Neal Nolan, Associate pastor Hector Vazquez, Administrative Pastor John Ptak, and outreach Pastor David Simmons, the ministry team is committed to discipling believers through bible-based preaching and teaching so that they may know the truth of god's word and not be blinded by the mindset of this world and the misconceptions of the enemy.
There is a very active program for children of all age groups with children's church ministry. We are happy to have Billy Norris serving as children's pastor. Our family training hour provides the opportunity for discipleship development through exciting classes and activities.
A comprehensive ministry is provided for and communicated to the youth of City of Hope Worship Center through youth church, effective teaching, counseling, and exciting activities. The Christian education department is staffed by volunteer workers in Sunday school, family training hour and outreach classes who are deeply rooted in a scriptural foundation and who are communicating their faith in an effective manner.
Music has always been and will continue to be a vital part of City of Hope Worship Center. We are happy to have David Hendrix serving as Worship Leader. He brings to the department excellent skills that are producing an exciting ministry leading our church into the presence of the Lord in worship. He is assisted by Jessica Nolan.
Our sound/media department which is led by Hugh Wagstaff is equipped with cutting-edge media technology which enables this team to effectively minister to the church. This department is responsible for installation, maintenance, and operation of all sound, lighting, video equipment, and computers. A crew of volunteers very effectively carry our this ministry.
The elite club ministry is designed for the "seniors" of our church and community. Our goal is to encourage Christian fellowship, show love, give hope and support during time of illness, loneliness, and bereavement. With each person reaching our and sharing God's love we can make our world a better place to live. A monthly activity (usually a covered dish luncheon) is enjoyed by all.
Women's ministry is probably the oldest auxiliary ministry in the church. This ministry provides spiritual support as well as opportunities for service for the ladies and young women of the church.