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Beginning

Hope Church is the story of two churches, Restoration Church and GraceWay Church, coming together as one for the purpose of leading people into the life-giving presence of God. In 1988, the Lord placed a vision of Restoration Church in the hearts of Pastors Tony and Tami Cribb. Restoration began with just a small group of people meeting in a garage. Over the years Restoration grew into a strong and diverse Christ-centered, Spirit-filled church. The church has a rich history of local and global impact through church planting, powerful dramas and distribution of food and humanitarian aid. In 2009, the Lord placed a vision of GraceWay Church in the heart of Pastor Jan King and a group of believers who had a passion to see an outpouring of the Holy Spirit in Spartanburg. Throughout their history GraceWay was known as a house of prayer and a place where people were loved, cared for, and restored.

Unifying

Hope Church was birthed in August 2015 when the pastors of Restoration and GraceWay sensed the Lord leading them to unite the churches together as one. While each church has a rich history of its own, the elders of both churches realized they could have a greater impact locally and globally by bringing the two churches together as one.

Expanding

Hope Church is a healthy place for you and your family to grow spiritually and develop meaningful relationships. Our vision is to expand the ministry and influence of Hope Church in the days to come. One of the strategic ways that we will multiply our influence is through campus expansion. We believe that South Carolina needs more Jesus-centered, Spirit-filled churches and we want to be a part of the solution! Each campus will enjoy the same Core Values that make us unique, as well as, remaining united under the vision of “leading people into the life-giving presence of God.” Now is the perfect time to partner with us in making an impact in the Upstate and in many nations for the Kingdom of God.