House of Hope
Our Story

Our Story

The history of House of Hope Community Church is a story of God’s faithfulness and goodness in Hudson’s Hope.

Although the “House of Hope” has only existed, in its current form, for a few years, our existence is part of a continuing legacy of generations of faithful believers working in this town. We were established upon foundations laid by members of both Hudson’s Hope Bible Fellowship; a church with conservative evangelical roots, and Peace Valley Community Church; a charismatic church in the Pentecostal tradition. Though diverse churches, from wildly different backgrounds, members from both bodies were radically committed to the gospel of Christ, and the unity that brings, that they came together under our previous pastor, Tim Viers, and “replanted” under Fellowship Pacific.

Meeting in the Hudson’s Hope Bible Fellowship (HHBF) building, and still known as HHBF the combined church grew and flourished under Tim, and was drawn into a unique position of love and commitment to one another. In spite of some clear differences, the members were struck with a sense of just how much we actually have in common, through Christ, and how deeply God had knit the body together.

The church was without a pastor for just over a year, but grew greatly in the Lord and in size. It was exciting and challenging to find our way forward together by being cemetery dependent on God for every service. Many people in the congregation were willing to serve and our time was rich.

The next season brought in another Pastor, Luke Hughes Bunger and family into our church community right as Covid hit, and so the struggle was real for them and us especially coming from a foreign country to here. Nobody wished on the church, the world or the new pastor the challenges that came, but God was faithful to us in the midst of it.

In 2022, after emerging from the COVID-19 restrictions, there was a growing sense that we couldn’t just go back to doing things the way we had always done. There was a sense that we had undergone an identity shift, a fundamental change in who we were, and that “Hudson’s Hope Bible Fellowship”, no longer truly expressed who God was calling us to be — a body now made up of former members from HHBF, PVCC, as well as several new people with no history at either church. While we were incredibly grateful for our shared history, it was clear that we were no longer two groups of believers sharing a building, but a new church, with a new vision, who needed a new identity.

Our building received a renovation and update, but what we needed was a new name. And so, we relaunched as the House of Hope Community Church with a longing to be a central hub of Hope and prayer for our community.

As this shift took place we realized that Luke’s vision and our own was no longer meshing freely. So at his request, we blessed him to go to create a more typically traditional church setting, while we embrace a contemporary, Spirit filled, Bible based model.

So we ride the ever-flowing wave of God’s love with excitement about where He will lead us next. We hope you will join with us on the ride.