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We believe that the church is made of the people and not the steeple. Hope Church is fortunate to have so many warm and caring people that contribute to the life of our church.

As a non-denominational Christian church we take our teaching from the Bible. We believe God knew what He was doing when He inspired scripture and shepherded its formation. We don’t try to add to it or take anything away. We’re reminded in 2 Timothy 3:16 that all scripture is useful. We strive to view scripture through the lens of Jesus – the way He viewed scripture and put it into practice.

Thematically, the idea that infuses much of our approach is love. God loves us. He loves us so much He died for us. Jesus summed up the commandments by saying we should love God and love others. He also said that extended to loving our enemies.

God-like love is only possible when we allow Him to work through us. We recognize that it is His Holy Spirit that empowers us to know God and serve Him. Jesus also showed that love is lived out through service, both inside and outside the church. Those acts of service don’t save us (grace does) or earn us special points with God, but they are the fruit of vital faith and so we try to step out in faith through love and service.

Another way to show our love for God is to worship Him and learn more about Him. So, we encourage everyone to be part of a study group in addition to worshiping on Sunday morning.

We could go on some more, but hopefully you’re getting the idea we are pretty straightforward and are trying to do the best we can to be like Christ. We like to have fun and try to treat each other like family (though not the dysfunctional kind).

hope staff

Stan Freitas
Lead Pastor

Stan has been in ministry for over 30 years. As a Pastor he loves seeing lives transformed by Jesus. Stan has a true heart for Jesus and loves to baptize disciples of Christ! 


He is married to his wife Tracy and together they have four grown children and an ever growing number of grandchildren. When he isn't ministering Stan enjoys sports and music. He is a die hard 49'ers fan and the chief vision caster for the Rock the Ridge music festival.

Jeana Darby
Worship & Ministries

Jeana keeps Hope Church firing on all cylinders. In addition to leading our Worship Team and cultivating a Jesus centered Worship Celebration, Jeana attends to the ins and outs of Hope's day to day activities and ensures that all of our ministries and leaders have everything they need.


Jeana is married to the love of her life, Donald, and together they love to be in nature and enjoying the company of friends and family. She has a passion for music and math and can often be found organizing just about anything.

Kim McMillan
Connections & Hospitality

Kim nurtures the connections of Hope Church and provides heartfelt hospitality to every person that comes through the doors. Seeking to meet the needs of members and visitors alike, Kim serves everywhere from making coffee and scrubbing floors to printing and making sure our members stay connected. 

Proud Mimi and Mom, Kim can often be found spending time with her family. She enjoys a good cup of coffee and a warm conversation, her nurturing heart is felt by all her know her.

Ava Prinz
Financial Secretary

Ava is the Hope Church bean counter. She receives, records, and distributes all tithes and donations, in addition to providing reports and reimbursements with excellence. Her contributions do not end with her financial expertise. Ava also serves faithfully on the Hope Tech Team and blesses our Hope Family with her beautiful voice with Hope Rising.

Enthusiastic Mom and NeeNee, Ava can often be found with her grandson close on her heels as she shows her heart for sharing Jesus with young children. Her servants heart is hard to miss as there is no need Ava is not willing to help. 

Worship Celebrations
Every Sunday at 10:00am
311 Circlewood Drive, Paradise

On Campus & Online

"For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ." - 1 Corinthians 12:12

HAVE MORE QUESTIONS?  Feel free to contact us! We would love to hear from you! Or better yet, come and check us out! You are ALWAYS welcome, come as you are!

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