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

A People Prepared for the Lord

Luke 1:8-17 English Standard Version (ESV) Now while he was serving as priest before God when his division was on duty, according to the custom of the priesthood, he was chosen by lot to enter the temple of the Lord and burn incense. And the whole multitude of the people were praying outside at the hour of incense. And there appeared to him an angel of the Lord standing on the right side of the altar of incense. And Zechariah…

Blameless But Barren

Isaiah 9:2-7 (ESV) The people who walked in darkness     have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of deep darkness,     on them has light shone. You have multiplied the nation;     you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you     as with joy at the harvest,     as they are glad when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden,     and the staff for his shoulder,     the rod of his oppressor,     you have broken as on the…

Yahweh Answered Job

Job 37:5 English Standard Version (ESV) God thunders wondrously with his voice;     he does great things that we cannot comprehend.

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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