Words of Hope (unincorporated) began in 1989 as a teaching and radio ministry in New Hope, Pennsylvania to make and equip followers of Jesus Christ.
In 1995, our radio program came to Houston, TX, where it ran for some time. In 2007, we incorporated as a Texas not-for-profit corporation for charitable, religious, and educational purposes.
“God has an only Son and He made Him a missionary.” (David Livingstone) We reach out in Jesus’ name to unloved, untaught, unsaved, unchurched people who fall through the cracks and bring them Christ’s hope through word and deed to:
Rescue the perishing, care for the dying,
Snatch them in pity from sin and the grave;
Weep over the erring ones, lift up the fallen,
Tell them of Jesus, mighty to save.
We accomplish our mission through: teaching and preaching; training Christian workers; personal witness; hospitality, pastoral care and shepherding; biblical counseling; spiritual formation; deeds of compassion. We produce evangelistic, teaching, and counseling resources in print, CD, DVD, and on the web. We have taught college classes at Belhaven University and Windsor Village Methodist Campus. We teach in churches and other places, sometimes in cross-cultural ministry with African-Americans, Hispanics, Chinese, and Koreans. We led a pastor’s conference in Eldoret, Kenya, and teach and mentor at two prisons nearby. We provide volunteer law enforcement chaplaincy services for police officers, their families, and the community. With violent crime statistics rising in the post-Ferguson era, peacemaking in Jesus’ name is now needed more than ever.
Greater Houston is the nation’s fourth most populous metropolitan area. It is more racially and ethnically diverse than New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, and San Francisco. It is our privilege to be serving Christ here, reaching out for Him to all kinds of people.