Our History

“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ!
In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the
resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead.” (
1 Peter 1:3 NIV)

The story of Living Hope Church has been one of great excitement and adventure, while still focused on one thing. Since the doors first opened in 1996 with only five families, the vision God gave to us included one goal: to fulfill the Great Commission of Jesus.

What began with just a handful of people has become a rapidly growing community where people from all walks of life are accepted as they are and feel free to worship God in a unique atmosphere. Our vision – then and now – is to be a church for people who don’t do church.  We are a body of people who will risk everything to reach the next one person with the simple, life-changing and eternity-altering message of Jesus Christ.

In November of 2003, we joined with Prairie Community Church and two church families became one.  We merged again in October of 2005, and Vancouver Community Church became our first satellite campus.  As Living Hope continued to reach more people, we eventually found ourselves in an old Mervyn’s store at Vancouver Mall. Then in January 2011 God led us to a former K-mart building, which is now our home.

From that humble beginning we have grown and thrived.  More than that, we have been privileged to see – over and over – that moment when a life changes through the extravagant love and grace of Jesus. These moments are the reason we do what we do!

It’s time to dream again!