who we are
Hope is an independent congregation of Christ followers who earnestly desire to love God with all of our heart, soul, mind, and strength and love our neighbors as ourselves.
Our mission is to be a church that is loving God and loving people to Jesus for life.
Hope's vision is to be a community of Christ-followers reaching out with the unconditional love of God.
In 1993, Darrell Jones and his wife Ellen found that Monroe County was the only county in Illinois that didn't have a Christian Church. They moved to Columbia and launched Hope where Darrell served as the lead pastor until June 2022.
Shane Adkisson is now serving as the Lead Pastor and is excited to continue making connections in Monroe County!
Baptism is your public decision to follow Christ. We invite everyone who has decided to follow Jesus to stand in the water with us and declare that Jesus is Lord and you are all in!
At Hope, we baptize people anytime, anywhere! We'd love to meet with you to talk about what it means to follow Jesus and get baptized!