Welcome to Hope Christian Church

Please join us every Sunday for our 10:30 AM worship service.
We also offer 9:00 AM Discipleship classes.
All are welcome!

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

The Beatitudes: Part 1

Matthew 5:1-6 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, hisdisciples came to him. The Beatitudes 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall besatisfied.

The Sermon on the Mount

Matthew 5:1 – 7:29 The Sermon on the Mount 5 Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down, his disciples came to him. The Beatitudes 2 And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: 3 “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. 4 “Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. 5 “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. 6 “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. 7 “Blessed are the merciful, for…

The Ministry of Jesus Begins

Matthew 4:12-25 12 When Jesus heard that John had been put in prison,he withdrew to Galilee. 13 Leaving Nazareth, he went and lived in Capernaum, which was by the lake in the area of Zebulun and Naphtali— 14 to fulfill what was said through the prophet Isaiah: 15 “Land of Zebulun and land of Naphtali,    the Way of the Sea, beyond the Jordan,    Galilee of the Gentiles—16 the people living in darkness    have seen a great light;on those living in the land of the shadow of death    a light has dawned.” 17 From that…

The Testing of Jesus in the Wilderness

Matthew 4:1-11 The Temptation of Jesus 1 Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2 And after fasting forty days and forty nights, he was hungry. 3 And the tempter came and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, command these stones to become loaves of bread.” 4 But he answered, “It is written, “‘Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of God.’” 5 Then the devil took him to the holy city and set him on the pinnacle of the temple 6 and said to him, “If you are the Son of God, throw yourself down, for it is written, “‘He will command his angels concerning you,’ and “‘On their hands they will bear you up, lest you strike your foot against a stone.’” 7 Jesus said to him, “Again it is written, ‘You shall not put the Lord your God to the test.’” 8 Again, the devil took him to a very high mountain and showed him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. 9 And he said to him, “All these I will give you, if you will fall down and worship me.” 10 Then Jesus said to him, “Be gone, Satan! For it is written, “‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve.’” 11 Then the devil left him, and behold, angels came and were ministering to him.

Posts

Bible Reading Plans

In the Bible’s most extended mediation on the benefits of reading and meditating on God’s word, Psalm 119, the psalmist writes, “Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law” (v.18). The assumption is that there are wonderful things to be seen in God’s word. Thus, if wonders are to be seen and beheld, then one be in God’s word. There’s no better way to be in God’s word than having a plan to do so.…

Peace is Not Found in Princes or Presidents

The calls and texts over the past few days, have stirred my heart.  Election stress. Vote counting chaos. It appears that for many there is a tsunami of despair about to sweep us away.  Are we really approaching “the end of democracy,” as so many national headlines proclaim?  If one fills one’s mind with cable news, one will certainly be unable to sleep at night.  I invite you to fill your heart and mind with the eternal words of God…

Is There Hope for the Future?

As I watch the world, sometimes I wonder if it will survive.  The stress points of society seem to continue to increase.  The virus was stressful enough by itself.  Then came the financial fallout as a result.  These were uncharted waters; a global pandemic and a recession worse than 1929.  Then the little boat of our country was pummeled by hurricane Racism.  We reeled in its terrible winds.  It seems to me that one more national crisis will be the…

Elders

Elder

Chris Bosson

Chris has served as an Elder since December 2021 and has been a member at Hope since 2018. He and his wife, Rahel, and their three children live in Carlisle. In his spare time, Chris enjoys reading a good book and watching the U.S. soccer team. If you need to contact Chris, please fill out the following contact form:
Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor, Elder

Steve Brown

Steve has been on staff at the church since July 2017.  He serves as the Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor. He has served as an elder since April 2018. 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. If you need to contact Steve, please fill out the following contact form:
Teaching Pastor, 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. If you need to contact Todd, please fill out the following contact form:
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. He is currently working as an engineer for GE. If you need to contact David, please fill out the following contact form:

Staff

Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor, Elder

Steve Brown

Steve has been on staff at the church since July 2017.  He serves as the Family, Youth, and Community Life Pastor. He has served as an elder since April 2018. 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. If you need to contact Steve, please fill out the following contact form:
Teaching Pastor, 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. If you need to contact Todd, please fill out the following contact form:
Children’s Ministry Director and Deacon

Amma Bigbi

Amma has been at Hope since 2019. She has served in the youth ministry and hosts a LIFE group. She works at Lexington Christian Academy and is a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Amma began serving as a Deacon in June 2021 and in April 2022 has come on staff as the Associate Children’s Ministry Director. If you need to contact Amma, please fill out the following contact form:
College Ministry Intern

Wesley Sprague

Wesley began attending Hope in the fall of 2019. After graduating from Gordon College with a Bachelor’s Degree in Biblical Studies he began on staff as a College Ministry Intern in the summer of 2021. He helps lead night LIFE, the college-age and older young adult ministry. He also serves as one of Hope’s worship leaders. If you need to contact Wesley, please fill out the following contact form:

Deacons

Children’s Ministry Director and Deacon

Amma Bigbi

Amma has been at Hope since 2019. She has served in the youth ministry and hosts a LIFE group. She works at Lexington Christian Academy and is a student at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Amma began serving as a Deacon in June 2021 and in April 2022 has come on staff as the Associate Children’s Ministry Director. If you need to contact Amma, please fill out the following contact form:
Deacon

Roche Casseus

Roche and his wife, Vanessa, have been at Hope since 2018. They enjoy participating in their LIFE group and serving on the worship team. He works as a structural engineer. He began serving as a Deacon in June 2021. If you need to contact Roche, please fill out the following contact form:
Deacon

Vanessa Casseus

Vanessa and her husband, Roche, have been worshiping at Hope since 2018. They currently live in Reading. She serves on the Welcome Team and started serving as a Deacon in June 2021. If you need to contact Vanessa, please fill out the following contact form:
Deacon

Andrew Golter

Andrew has been attending Hope since 2018. He has served on the Security Team and helped with the A/V Team for both the morning service and the evening young adult ministry. He works in the area of physics research. He began serving as a Deacon in June 2021. If you need to contact Andrew, please fill out the following contact form:

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Romans 15:13

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.