Welcome to Hope Christian Church

We reach up to God by worshiping 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

Sanctity of Human Life Sunday

Proverbs 6:16-19English Standard Version (ESV) There are six things that the Lord hates,     seven that are an abomination to him: haughty eyes, a lying tongue,     and hands that shed innocent blood, a heart that devises wicked plans,     feet that make haste to run to evil, a false witness who breathes out lies,     and one who sows discord among brothers.

The Supremacy of the Son Over Angels

Hebrews 1:4-14 English Standard Version (ESV) having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son,     today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father,     and he shall be to me a son”? And again, when he brings the firstborn into the world, he says, “Let all God’s angels worship him.” Of the…

God Has Spoken To Us By His Son

Hebrews 1:1-4 (ESV) 1 Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, 2 but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. 3 He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, 4 having become…

Let Us Go To Bethlehem

Luke 2:1-20English Standard Version (ESV) In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus that all the world should be registered. This was the first registration when Quirinius was governor of Syria. And all went to be registered, each to his own town. And Joseph also went up from Galilee, from the town of Nazareth, to Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem, because he was of the house and lineage of David, to be registered…

Posts

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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