About Our Church

We are a Church of God church that strives to be a loving and hospitable church to our members, guests, and community.

Our Vision

City of Hope is to be an effective outreach to the world showing the love of God in Word and deed. City of Hope will help all our members to develop meaningful relationships with one another and their neighbors in the communities in which they live.

 COH Staff

Lead Pastor, Toby Jones
Toby Jones has given his life to share the gospel of Jesus Christ. He has the unique ability of sharing biblical truth in a straight forward, yet loving way that has encouraged many over the last several years. Since September of 2016, he has been the Lead Pastor at the City of Hope Worship Center. He has served the Church of God in many roles since accepting the call to preach. Pastor Jones completed the highest rank of ministry in the Church of God, which is being recognized as an Ordained Bishop. Pastor Toby and his wife, Jenny, have daughters Karlee, Payton and Avery.

Associate Pastor, David Simmons
As an Ordained minister in the Church of God, Pastor Simmons has been involved in ministering to the homeless and hurting of the Columbia area since 2000. He has a heart for the lost and the poor of our community. Prior to coming to City of Hope he was the lead pastor at Lighthouse Worship Center in Swansea. He is a founder and board member for Christ Central Ministries and is director for Cars4Hope, a local non-profit organization dedicated to helping low income families by providing them reliable vehicles. He is a graduate of Lee University and Appalachian State University. He is married to Shannon and they have two children, Hannah and Caleb.