“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you
and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.” Jeremiah 29:11 (NIV)
We stood on the Word of God! Hope Church was founded by a dedicated group of Presbyterians who boldly stood for the word of God and stepped out in faith to form a biblically-based, traditional place of worship. These Christian soldiers created a church that was true to God’s word, focused on Christian Fellowship and wrapped in love. On Reformation Sunday in October 2000 the newly formed Hope Church of Lake County conducted its inaugural Worship Service in the Rivertree Court Theater in Vernon Hills.
We continued our faith journey! In 2001 Hope Church made 2 major moves. In October, we moved into rented office space in the AUL Building in Libertyville that would be our Church home for the next several years. In November, the congregation voted to join the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC) as a member congregation. We were received into the EPC in February 2002 and became known as Hope Evangelical Presbyterian Church or Hope EPC.