For my house will be called a house of prayer for all nations.
— Isaiah 56:7

Who We Are

We are the House of Prayer for Everyone (HOPE). HOPE Church is built on God’s love and is a place of celebration, healing, and restoration. Our statement of faith can be found here.

Our vision is to equip all people to be passionate lovers of Jesus Christ, reach the lost, and practice mercy. We seek to be a community as individuals walking out in faith and as a corporate body whom the Lord will use to bring revival to this area. We desire to be a place where all people can freely come and meet with God. 

Prayer is the heartbeat of HOPE Church. We believe that the prayer room is the place of intercession, the place of encounter, and the place of invitation to passionately pursue God. We abide by the core values of seeking intimacy with God, reaching lost people, and building community through the house of prayer.

We are a part of a Presbyterian denomination called ECO: A Covenant Order of Evangelical Presbyterians.

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Who We Are

Our vision is to equip all people to be passionate lovers of Jesus Christ, reach the lost, and practice mercy in the house of prayer. 

At House of Prayer for Everyone (HOPE) Church, prayer is the heartbeat of our ministry. We believe that the prayer room is the place of intercession, the place of encounter, and the place of invitation to passionately pursue God. We abide by the core values of seeking intimacy with God, reaching lost people, and building community through the house of prayer.

Our church began as the English-Speaking ministry of the First Korean Presbyterian Church of Maryland, located near the University of Maryland in College Park. Stirred by Isaiah 56:7 we eventually found our identity as the House of Prayer for Everyone. We seek to be a community built on God’s love and a place of celebration, healing and restoration as individuals walking out in faith and as a corporate body whom the Lord will use to bring revival to this area.

We desire to be a place where all people can freely come and meet with God.

 
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Statement of Faith

  1. The Bible is the inspired and only infallible Word of God.
  2. There is one true God, eternally existent in three persons: God the Father, God the Son, God the Holy Spirit.
  3. In the deity of our Lord Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, in His personal future return to the earth in power and glory to rule for a thousand years.
  4. In the blessed hope, the imminent return of Christ.
  5. In the fall and sinfulness of man and that the only means of being cleansed from sin is through repentance and faith in the redeeming blood of Christ.
  6. Regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential to personal salvation.
  7. Divine healing is available through the redemptive work of Christ on the cross.
  8. The Baptism of the Holy Spirit, according to Acts 2:4, is given to believers who ask for it that they might have power to be witnesses. The Holy Spirit in a person's life is evidenced by changes in his life, including a renewed love for God, and people, a commitment to the scriptures and holy living.
  9. The Church of Jesus Christ is the universal, spiritual body of believers from every tribe, tongue, kindred and race of peoples, and is indwelt by God through the Holy Spirit and divinely empowered to fulfill ministry and her Great Commission on earth.
  10. In the sanctifying power of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a holy life and minister super-naturally.
  11. In the resurrection and final judgment of both the saved and the lost, the saved to everlasting life and the lost to everlasting damnation.
  12. In the new heavens and the new earth and the holy Jerusalem, the city of God, descending out of heaven and filled with the glory of God.
  13. The water Baptism and the Lord's Supper are the two ordinances (sacraments) of the Church to be observed until the time of Christ's return. They are not a means of salvation, but are channels of God's sanctifying grace and blessing to the faithful in Christ Jesus.
  14. God created humans in His image, intentionally male and female, each bringing unique and complementary qualities to marriage, sexuality and relationships.
    Marriage is a God-ordained, exclusive, lifelong union between a man and a woman. This relationship between a husband and wife should parallel the relationship between Christ and the Church. Sexuality is a glorious gift from God to be offered back to Him either in marriage for procreation, union and mutual delight or in celibacy for undivided devotion to Christ. Christians are called to proclaim the truth and beauty of God's design and the redemption of sexual brokenness in our lives and culture through Jesus Christ. (from Focus on the Family)
  15. The Holy Scripture teaches that both men and women are called to His kingdom ministry and eligible to leadership in the church. The leaders, both women and men, must be diligent to study the Scriptures and understand God's calling on their lives. Church history is filled with women and men who have found productive ministry, not based on gender, but based on God's gifting and calling.
  16. We affirm that “Those who are called to leadership in the church are to lead a life in obedience to Scripture and in conformity to the historic confessional standards of the church. Among these standards is the requirement to live either in fidelity within the covenant of marriage between a man and a woman, or chastity in singleness.”
 
Used resources are from: Apostles' Creed, PCUSA Book of Order (2009-2011), Times Square Church's statement of faith, and Focus on the Family.

Pastoral Staff

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REV. KYU (Q) KIM, LEAD PASTOR

Kyu (Q) Kim was born in Korea and immigrated to Honolulu, Hawaii in 1975. During his early college years, he had a personal encounter with the God of the Bible and was called to ministry. He finished his undergraduate studies in philosophy at the University of Pittsburgh. He received his Master of Divinity from Princeton Theological Seminary and later studied at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. Pastor Q has served in many capacities- youth pastor, campus ministry founder, evangelist and church planter. He has been happily married to Joy, his wife of over 30 years, and is the father of three beautiful daughters, Anna, Amy, and Abigail. Pastor Q currently serves as the lead pastor of HOPE Church. His desire is to live as a lover of God and his passion is to see a generation of youth single-mindedly in love with Jesus Christ.

Email: pastorq@hopemd.church

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REV. MIMI KIM, PASTOR

Mimi Kim graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a BA in Government and Politics. Having discerned God’s call to ministry, she received her Master of Divinity from Regent College, an international graduate school of Christian Studies in Vancouver, British Columbia. In 2004, she was ordained as a Presbyterian minister. She and her husband Hoon have been married for over 20 years and are blessed with precious twin daughters, Emma and Madelyn. Serving at HOPE Church, Pastor Mimi enjoys being part of such a diverse worshiping community. She lives by Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight."

Email: pastormimi@hopemd.church

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ALEX LEE, PASTORAL INTERN

Alex Lee graduated from the University of Maryland with a degree in accounting and finance. He met his wife Jessica through their involvement in campus/college ministry and share a vision for revival through college campuses. They currently lead Elevation Fellowship, the college ministry of HOPE Church, and have loved and invested in the city of College Park for over 10 years. Alex currently serves as a pastoral intern and is preparing to enter a vocation in ministry. He is the father of two beautiful boys, John Zachary and Joshua Zayith and is a loyal Terps fan.

Elders

 Ann Quinlan

Ann Quinlan

 Daniel Dapooh Huang

Daniel Dapooh Huang

 Hyun Joo Son

Hyun Joo Son

 Daniel Lam Hoang

Daniel Lam Hoang

 Ginny Lee

Ginny Lee

 
 

Ministry Leaders

 COVENANT MINISTRY Daniel and Helen Ra

COVENANT MINISTRY
Daniel and Helen Ra

 ARC Angela Kweon

ARC
Angela Kweon

 ELEVATION FELLOWSHIP Alex and Jessica Lee

ELEVATION FELLOWSHIP
Alex and Jessica Lee

 CHOSEN Ann Quinlan

CHOSEN
Ann Quinlan

 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Janice Lee

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT
Janice Lee

 MULTIMEDIA Jerico Marzan

MULTIMEDIA
Jerico Marzan

 WEB Paul Yu

WEB
Paul Yu

 
 PRAISE MINISTRY  Daniel Lee

PRAISE MINISTRY
Daniel Lee

 WORSHIP OPS Colin Han

WORSHIP OPS
Colin Han

 HOPE BUILDERS Efren Ku

HOPE BUILDERS
Efren Ku

 
 HOSPITALITY Geron "Buggy" Goon

HOSPITALITY
Geron "Buggy" Goon

 SPORTS MINISTRY Jonathan Kim

SPORTS MINISTRY
Jonathan Kim

 FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR Sarah Hahm

FINANCE ADMINISTRATOR
Sarah Hahm

 ACCOUNTS PAYABLE Erica Han

ACCOUNTS PAYABLE
Erica Han

 PRAYER MINISTRY Brian Lin

PRAYER MINISTRY
Brian Lin

 HOPE KIDS Ginny Lee

HOPE KIDS
Ginny Lee

 JAM Sarah Chung

JAM
Sarah Chung

 Nursery Kyung Hwa "Kay" Ku

Nursery
Kyung Hwa "Kay" Ku

 MISSIONS Danny Kim

MISSIONS
Danny Kim

 MERCY Irene Kim

MERCY
Irene Kim

 OUTREACH Ann Hoang

OUTREACH
Ann Hoang

 
 WELCOMING Joy Kim

WELCOMING
Joy Kim

 MEMBERSHIP Keefe Lee

MEMBERSHIP
Keefe Lee