Our Story

In 2013, God began to stir in us the desire to create a different kind of church, a church where all people can discover hope unhindered. We believe that people are desperately searching for hope and aren’t finding it. This has been reinforced through conversations with our own friends and family, as well as tragedies that have happened in Minerva.

Over the next few years God compelled us go out and create a church where all people can discover hope unhindered. We know that there are things about church and Christianity that hinder people from discovering God, yet, we also know that the good news of Jesus is just that, good news for all people. So we asked, What if we could create a church where the things that keep people from discovering God were cleared away? And what if it could take place in a non-threatening environment?

A place where faith, community, and coffee could come together.

The vision for Hope Community was born out of this.

We set out in January, 2016 to begin making the dream of Hope Community a reality for the people of Minerva.

Phil Rittenhouse and Paul Snyder