ABOUT US

Hope Community Church is part of the Evangelical Free Church of America. Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? Well, it's in our name! We believe that together in fellowship we grow closer to God and one another. The bible speaks about iron sharpening iron. We believe that together we grow stronger. Our church is family! 

 

We strive to be the church, not just "do church" on Sunday mornings! Jesus calls for us to go outside the walls to reach the lost and the broken. It is there that the lost will be found. We have been put here to love our community, to bless each other, and to spread the gospel!

 

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

WHO WE ARE

OUR MISSION

"Declaring the Living Hope, Jesus Christ, to make disciples.”

Hope Community is a disciple making church, leading people to Christ and maturing those in Christ. For all who have put their faith in Jesus, we have the unique and glorious opportunity to declare Jesus Christ as our living hope. And through the power of that declaration, people are led to salvation through Christ, and then matured to be disciple-makers themselves.

OUR VISION

"Hope exists to be a passionate church making a transforming impact in the community, the city and the world."

What does it mean to be a passionate church? Passionate for God, passionate for the church, and passionate for others.
When our desire is to see God glorified and lives transformed, the impact we can have for our community, our city, and ultimately the world strengthens exponentially.

OUR VALUES

We highly value our relationships with one another. We look to grow through fellowship, and ultimately growing closer to God. We value the word of God, and the leadership of the Holy Spirit. We look to extend grace to all of the lost and broken, and lead those with no hope to the hope of Jesus Christ.

OUR STAFF

David Hooie

Senior Pastor

David and his wife, Angie, moved to East Tennessee in 1999 and have lived in Blount County since 2007. He graduated from Lee Univeristy with a degree in Theology and then received his Master's Degree in Christian Ministy from Bryan College. His passion is Biblical teaching, making disciples, and impacting the community with the love of Jesus.

Clay Hamby

Worship Pastor

Clay is a native of Knoxville, Tn. He graduated from Maryville College in 2010 with a B.A. degree in music. He married his wife Meghan on June 26th of 2010 and they love spending time with their Rat Terrier Buddy.

Clay has been involved in worship ministry since he was a teenager in High School. He passionately worships his King, Jesus Christ, and loves leading others in doing the same.

Maggie Pollard

Children's Ministry Director

Maggie is a stay-at-home mom with toddler Jane, and baby Evan. She and her husband, Josh, both actively serve in Children’s Ministry. They enjoy reading stories together, exploring the outdoors, and spending time with friends and family. She is a former HeadStart preschool teacher and loves teaching and helping kids grow to know Christ’s love.

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS