LIVING HOPE CHURCH

Our Mission: To help people establish a real and growing relationship with Jesus Christ. 
We believe the human heart was designed by God in such a way that people instinctively long for real community, for a place to know others, and to be known. In addition, every person was created with the longing for, and capacity to know, God. 

TEAM

  • John Marra | Lead Pastor

    John is the founding and lead pastor for Living Hope Church. He's married to Pam, and they have three children (Andrew, Abbey, and Alex). John's passion is seeing people get connected with God and living out his purpose for their lives. 

    In his spare time he loves to do anything and everything with his family, catch big fish, hit a tennis ball, read multiple news magazines, and explore small-town America. 

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  • Sarah Fredricks | Associate Pastor

    Oversees: Families with Kids | Coffee Shop | Equipping

    Sarah joined the LHC staff in May of 2014. She graduated from MidAmerica Nazarene University in 2014 with a degree in Ministry. Her passion is to see people in all stages of life come to know Christ, grow deeper in His love, and worship Him in all they do. 

    Sarah loves playing music, watching Sporting KC, drinking a lot of coffee, spending time with family and simply being with people.

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  • Josh Heer | Associate Pastor

    Oversees: Families with Youth | BRIDGES | Outreach

    Pastor Josh joined LHC in 2016. He came with his wife Jill, and together they have a son, Nolan. Josh has a desire for all people to know the love Jesus has to offer, and to find the many neat ways Christ shows his love.


    In his spare time Pastor Josh enjoys being with his family, exploring outdoors, playing sports, watching sports, and being in fellowship with others.


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  • Jorge San Jose | Associate Pastor

    Oversees: Worship | Discipleship | College Age & Young Adults

    Jorge joined the LHC family in July 2015. He is originally from Guatemala and has a passion to see people grow into the heart of Jesus through community and unity with Him. 


    He enjoys meeting people and learning their story. In his spare time Jorge enjoys videography, playing and writing music, food, and anything that has to do with spending time with friends and family. 

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  • Lynn Medina | Administrative Assistant

    Lynn joined the LHC staff as an Administrative Assistant in May of 2015. She enjoys providing administrative support to the pastoral staff, and loves to see people come to know God in a real and personal way in their lives.


    Lynn grew up in Pittsburg, Kansas and graduated from PSU where she met her husband, Andy. Lynn loves to spend time with her family and watch her two children play tennis.


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BELIEFS


we are a Church of the Nazarene and we believe:


THE TRIUNE GOD

We believe in one eternally existent, infinite God, Sovereign Creator and Sustainer of the universe; that He only is God, holy in nature, attributes, and purpose. The God who is holy love and light is Triune in essential being, revealed as Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.


                                                                                                                                                   


JESUS

We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead; that He was eternally one with the Father; that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that He truly arose from the dead and took again His body, together with all things appertaining to the perfection of man’s nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven and is there engaged in intercession for us.


                                                                                                                                                   



THE HOLY SPIRIT

We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Triune Godhead, that He is ever present and efficiently active in and with the Church of Christ, convincing the world of sin, regenerating those who repent and believe, sanctifying believers, and guiding into all truth as it is in Jesus


                                                                                                                                                   


THE BIBLE

We believe in the plenary inspiration of the Holy Scriptures, by which we understand the 66 books of the Old and New Testaments, given by divine inspiration, inerrantly revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.


                                                                                                                                                   


BAPTISM

We believe that Christian baptism, commanded by our Lord, is a sacrament signifying acceptance of the benefits of the atonement of Jesus Christ, to be administered to believers and declarative of their faith in Jesus Christ as their Savior, and full purpose of obedience in holiness and righteousness. 


                                                                                                                                                   


THE CHURCH

We believe in the Church, the community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord, the covenant people of God made new in Christ, the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word. God calls the Church to express its life in the unity and fellowship of the Spirit; in worship through the preaching of the Word, observance of the sacraments, and ministry in His name; by obedience to Christ, holy living, and mutual accountability.


                                                                                                                                                   

OUR STORY

Living Hope began as a pursuit to connect with the people of our community in a way that led to God-honoring relationships. As a church plant in 1997, the leadership felt God calling us to unique opportunities to build relationships, foster community, and ultimately honor God. 


This pursuit has included meeting in schools for powerful times of worship and teaching, sharing life together in each other’s homes studying scripture and learning to follow Christ, and welcoming our neighbors to our “home” for recreational sports and community events.


God has continued to opened new doors for us to build relationships with our neighbors. In May 2013 we opened a brand new worship and community center for the purpose of pursuing connection on an even greater level.

IDENTITY

We believe that Jesus changes lives. 

Because of that, we exist to introduce people everywhere to Jesus, our Living Hope, that they may: 


(H)onor God through worship

(O)ffer love and support to each other

(P)attern their lives after His Word, and

(E)ngage in sacrificial service

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