Hope Church to celebrate 25 years | Business
In 1988, Hope Church began in a living room with only 25 charter members. But today more than 7,000 people go through the church’s doors each weekend.
Hope is hosting two weekends of celebrations for the church’s 25th anniversary – September 7-8 and 14-15. The special services will include worship, special music and words of hope.
“We are extremely excited about this milestone for Hope Church,” said Senior Pastor R. Craig Strickland. “These celebratory services will be a great chance to look back on God’s faithfulness over the past 25 years – as well as look ahead at what’s to come.”
Hope Church first met in the back room of what is now the Butcher Shop restaurant on Germantown Road. After years of dynamic growth, the church now resides on a 335,000-square-foot campus on Walnut Grove in Cordova.
In addition to four services each weekend and an alternative worship service on Sunday night called The Stirring, Hope Church has numerous outreach ministries in Memphis and across the globe. The church also hosts more than 30 recovery and support groups in addition to offering the traditional ministries.
Hope has a secondhand boutique store on Germantown Parkway called Hope Again. The store is an ongoing fundraising effort to raise money for missions everywhere from here in Memphis to Africa.
The 25th anniversary services will be held both weekends at 5:30 p.m. on Saturday and 8:00, 9:30 and 11:15 a.m. on Sunday.