Welcome to Hope Christian Church

We reach up to God by worshipping Jesus and continuing in prayer; reach in to each other through biblical teaching and authentic community; reach out
to the world by sharing the gospel and serving in compassionate love.

Location Details

58 Mt. Vernon Street Winchester MA 01890

Latest Sermons

Consider Jesus: He is Greater Than Moses

Hebrews 2:18-3:6 (ESV) For because he himself has suffered when tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted. Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession, who was faithful to him who appointed him, just as Moses also was faithful in all God’s house. For Jesus has been counted worthy of more glory than Moses—as much more glory as the builder of a house has…

Jesus Helps the Offspring of Abraham, Not Angels

Hebrews 2:14-18 (ESV) Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil, and deliver all those who through fear of death were subject to lifelong slavery. For surely it is not angels that he helps, but he helps the offspring of Abraham. Therefore he had to be made like his brothers in every respect,…

Christ Made Perfect Through Suffering

Hebrews 2:9-13 (ESV) But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor because of the suffering of death, so that by the grace of God he might taste death for everyone. For it was fitting that he, for whom and by whom all things exist, in bringing many sons to glory, should make the founder of their salvation perfect through suffering. For he who sanctifies and those…

Do Not Neglect Such A Great Salvation

Hebrews 2:1-9 English Standard Version Therefore we must pay much closer attention to what we have heard, lest we drift away from it. For since the message declared by angels proved to be reliable, and every transgression or disobedience received a just retribution, how shall we escape if we neglect such a great salvation? It was declared at first by the Lord, and it was attested to us by those who heard, while God also bore witness by signs and…

Posts

A Lenten Call to Prayer

Todd Cravens 15 February 2018 This past Wednesday evening 40 of us gathered in the sanctuary to kickoff a unique season of prayer.  It was Ash Wednesday, which begins the season of Lent, the forty-day period (not counting Sunday’s) prior to Easter.  The Lenten season focuses our attention forward to the time-altering, soul-saving, Satan-defeating, death-destroying victory that Jesus accomplished at Easter. If the Lenten season for you brings with it the bad baggage of painful penance and the denial of things that bring you…

Elder’s Retreat

In case you were unable to join us on Sunday, January 28th, the elders offered a brief update following a half-day retreat focusing on items they sensed the Lord inviting them to give additional concentrated time.

Think Carefully About the Songs You Sing

There’s a fairly new worship song we have begun to sing entitled “What A Beautiful Name,” put out by Hillsong Worship.  It’s a beautiful song and evidently Christians love it.  The song has over 100 million views on YouTube.  We sang the song for about the fourth time last Sunday.  I love the song.  It praises the power of the name of Jesus.  It declares Jesus as the Word who was present at the beginning of Creation.  It proclaims the power of…

Bible Study Tools

Tools for Memorizing Scripture 2018 Memory Verses Here are 50 scriptures to memorize during the 2018 year.  Memorize a scripture each week from the new or old testament and let God’s word guide you through the new year.   Click Here to See the 2018 Memory Verses   Fighter Verses If you need some help and encouragement for memorizing Scripture, then let me encourage you to check out the Fighter Verses memorization app created by Children Desiring God Ministries.  It offers 5…

Elders

Elder

Todd Cravens

Todd is the Teaching Pastor and an elder at Hope and has been serving the church since 2008. He and his wife, Alisa, and their three children live in Woburn. In his spare time, Todd enjoys running, reading, and photography.
Elder

Iain Whitfield

Iain has been the Community Life Pastor since 2008 and an elder since 2001. He and his wife, Liz, a professional violinist, live in Lexington. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and two grandchildren. Iain enjoys road trips, biking and DIY projects.
Elder

Paul Ananth

Paul Ananth has served as an Elder since February 2015 and been a member since 2007. Paul has a heart for outreach. He currently leads a monthly gathering in his home to reach out to Asian Indians living temporarily or permanently in the U.S. He also provides leadership to the church’s Audio Visual Team.
Elder

David Gonzales

David Gonzales has served as an Elder since February 2015 and has been a member since 2009. David is actively involved in Men’s Ministry and small group leadership.

Staff

Teaching Pastor

Todd Cravens

  Todd is the Teaching Pastor and an elder at Hope and has been serving the church since 2008. He and his wife, Alisa and their three children live in Woburn. In his spare time, Todd enjoys running, reading, and photography.  
Community Life Pastor

Iain Whitfield

Iain has been the Community Life Pastor since 2008 and an elder since 2001. He and his wife, Liz, a professional violinist, live in Lexington. They have two grown daughters, a son-in-law, and a grandson. Iain enjoys road trips, biking and DIY projects.
Family & Children’s Pastor

Steve Brown

Steve is the Family and Children’s Pastor at Hope and has been serving the church since 2017. He and his wife Merri and their two children live in Stoneham. In his spare time Steve enjoys hiking, trips to the coast, and watching Red Sox baseball.
Office Administrator

Alisa Cravens

Alisa has been a member of Hope since 2008 but joined the staff as the Office Administrator in the summer of 2016. She has been blessed by being a part of Hope through the years and thoroughly enjoys serving in this way. She and her husband have three children.

Deacons

Deacon

Gavin MacBeath

Gavin and his wife Michele and their three children live in Wakefield and have been attending HCC since 2006. Gavin and Michele are the inaugural Co-chairs of the Deacon team and have been serving in this capacity since April of 2015.
Deacon

Michele MacBeath

Michele lives in Wakefield with her husband and three children. She has attended HCC since 2006 and, in addition to being a deacon team co-chair, is active in the children’s ministry.
Deacon

Tom Adams

Tom has been worshiping at Hope since 2001. He and his wife, Taeseon, live in Arlington. Tom is an engineer and has worked with Stone & Webster but is now with Westinghouse. In his spare time he enjoys skiing and fly fishing.
Deacon

David Yi

David has been attending Hope since 2013. He and his wife, Sharlene and their three children live in Winchester. He works as an ophthalmologist in Chelmsford, and he enjoys going on medical mission trips.

Our Mission

Our mission is to glorify God by developing a community of committed disciples of Jesus Christ which has an impact for Christ locally and around the world.

Romans 15:13 (ESV)

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in Hope.

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