‘Hope…. Until earth looks like Heaven.’
Hope Church is a family transforming people, families, churches, cities and nations with experiences of God’s goodness until Earth looks like Heaven.
That looks like a diverse community of people of all ages and backgrounds who keep on discovering how real and good God is. We have experienced God restoring to his church the love and power that he intends for his kids as he continues to pour out his Spirit on the earth, leading us to greater measures of his presence and release of heaven’s power in our midst. And it looks like empowering people to transform their sphere of influence with values and experiences that reflect heaven. We believe God made you significant.
Our response is to commit to him and to one another, growing as church family who love and honour one another. We aim to uphold an authentic, free and courageous community and we have many dreams and hopes, and value many things, but above all, the presence of God is the very life blood of Hope Church.
And you are invited to join us.
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Meet the Elders
Andy leads the eldership team at Hope Church.
Andy believes that encountering the manifest presence of God is what everyone needs. He is passionate about bringing people into such encounters and creating cultures where healing deliverance and manifest presence are normal. He has been used by God to bring healing and encounters to many people. Andy and his wife Theresa planted their first church in 1982, and they have been planting, teaching and strengthening churches ever since.
Jan knows how to live in and from the presence of God, as such that signs and wonders follow her whenever she goes. She has a passion to see the kingdom of God released in healing, creative miracles and the reality that we can live in supernatural health. She has a desire to see people equipped to live from intimacy with Father God and to learn to ‘be’ and to function from a place of rest. She has a burning passion to see the city of Glasgow transformed and then the nation and the nations. Jan loves the sun, being warm, travelling, France, running, hot chocolate and being an auntie and godmother.
Nick carries a Father's heart, brings security, releases others into their true identity and destiny. He is passionate about seeing communities transformed by the presence of God. He loves seeing relationships restored and grow, where individuals flourish at being who they are for the benefit of others. He equips people for healthy robust marriages and parenting based on love and freedom, using the tools of healthy boundaries, communication and conflict resolution. Nick is really tall, loves trees, beer, curry and wide open spaces.
Mark is a spiritual father in Hope Church and has a heart to see young leaders emerge..HIs passion is for worship. He is a worship leader and believes that as we encounter Father, Son and Holy Spirit in the place of worship we are forever changed, and equipped for works of service. Worship also changes things where we are, bringing heaven's atmosphere to earth.
Mark is married to Lydia, has four adult children and loves hillwalking, squash, football, music and good food and drink!
Where We've Come From
Hope Church Glasgow started in 2003 when Andy & Theresa Merrick felt the call to leave leading City Church Newcastle and moved with their family to start a church in Glasgow.
We have grown from a passionate group of church planters in a living room to a large gathering of committed family who are beginning to outgrow their current Sunday venue in a school hall. We are passionately pursuing all God has for us, aiming to leave a legacy in our land lasting well after all of us here today are gone.