ABOUT US

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? 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. We are a community of believers. 

 

We strive to be a church without walls. 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. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our city changed.

 

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

Together we are a community of believers. What does that mean, the word community? 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. We are a community of believers. 

OUR VISION

We strive to be a church without walls. 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. Most churches find it is comfortable to stay within the walls, but we make it an effort to be like the church from the book of Acts, to see our surrounding community changed.

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 HISTORY

SMALL BEGINNINGS

BIG FUTURE

  1. Hope Lutheran Church dates back to 1845! Believers meeting in homes, determined a church was needed, and so a log cabin with a dirt floor was built very close to where  the current building stands today. 
  2. Hope Lutheran Church is one of the oldest churches in Jefferson County and is the oldest Lutheran Church still active and in the same location this side of the Mississippi. 
  3. In 1862, the log church was replaced with a framed building.  In 1913 the current facility was built, and then remodeling and additions took place in 1962 to modernize the historic building. 
  4. Throughout the years the church has experienced change to its methods of sharing the Gospel, but the message itself has never changed; We are saved by grace alone, through faith alone, by Christ alone.  

OUR PASTOR AND LEADERSHIP

Ryan Dexter

Lead Pastor

 

Email:

rdexteria@gmail.com

 

Brad Crile

Council President

 

Email:

bjcrile@farmtel.net

 

Jolaine Coop

Council Member

Church Pianist

Celebration Place Director

 

 

Email:

mamajocoop@hotmail.com

Mark Taglauer

Council Member

Worship Leader

Church Treasurer

 

 

Email:

mtaglauer@hotmail.com

 

Jim Rebling

Vice-President Council

Cemetery Trustee President

 

Email: 

rbcinc@farmtel.net

Tim McCready

Council Member

 

Email: 

mccready.timothyr@gmail.com

Jesse Rebling

Council Member

 

Email: 

budrebling@yahoo.com

Don Lewis

Council Member

 

Email:

drlew@cloudburst9.net

Alex Rebling

Council Member

 

Alex finds himself involved in several areas of the church, such as the Hope Worship Team, The Ministry Planning Team, and Vision 5 

 

Email: 

alexander.rebling@gmail.com

Karla Rebling

Christian Education Director

Karla is also active in many other areas of the church, including the Hope Worship Team, Ministry Planning Team and more. 

 

Email: 

rebsrus@hotmail.com

 

 

HELPING PEOPLE FOLLOW JESUS