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HOP is a non-denominational, multi-site, and multi-cultural Christian church located in the Chesterfield, VA area.  Our focus is to love God and people, serve our community, and partner to build God’s Kingdom around the world.  We have been a part of the Richmond metropolitan area since 1976. We have planted many churches both in the United States and around the world.  To learn more about us, feel free to watch a video, peruse through our ministries, download a podcast, contact us, or better yet, join us on a Sunday! It would be our privilege to welcome you to one of our worship experiences! Click below to meet the team and get to know us better.

Meet The Team

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    Jonathan Stells

    Lead Pastor

    Jonathan has served at the church for many years on staff and has participated in virtually every area of ministry.  He earned his B.A. in Leadership from the University of Richmond and his M.A. in Theology from Oral Roberts University.

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    Ami Stells

    Lead Pastor

    Along with serving as a lead pastor, Ami also serves as the HOP Kids pastor. She received a bachelors degree in Psychology from Liberty University. She is passionate about seeing people of all ages grow and connect with Jesus.

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    Steve Stells

    Founding Pastor

    Steve and Sharon planted HOP in 1976 with the help of 3 other couples. In 2011, Pastor Steve received his Doctorate of Ministry from Oral Roberts University. He is a pastor’s pastor and loves the local church.

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    Sharon Stells

    Founding Pastor

    Sharon and her husband, Steve, founded HOP in 1976. She has ministered in many locations, including Africa, Europe, and India. Sharon and Steve continue to serve in leadership training, missions, and preaching.

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    Diana Harper

    GC Pastor

    Diana has been a part of HOP with her family since 1991. Diana has a Master’s in Education from Longwood University. Diana loves reaching the next generation through teaching God’s Word so that today’s youth will grow a passion and a love for God.

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    Will Harper

    GC Pastor

    Will has been a part of youth ministry since 2001. He has started and has led many small groups for high school and middle school boys. Will is passionate about seeing young people impacted by God and about creating Christ-centered youth who will change their generation.

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We would love for you to partner with us in what God is doing in and through our church. We believe there is something for you @ HOP!

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    Prayer & Intercession

    At the House of Prayer we believe in the power of prayer. Jesus is our greatest example and we see that He utilized prayer all throughout His life.

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    Worship Ministry

    Worship is a lifestyle. John 4:23 states, “Yet a time is coming and has now come when the true worshipers will worship the Father in the Spirit and in truth, for

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    Women’s Ministry

    The House of Prayer believes in having something to impact everyone. Our desire as a church is to minister to all of the groups that make up our congregation. While we

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    Young At Heart

    We believe in ministering to all generations. As mature members of the body of Christ, older members of our congregation have so much to offer -experience, wisdom,

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    Men’s Ministry

    We believe in having something to impact everyone. Our desire as a church is to minister to all of the groups that make up our congregation. While we are all one body

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    Totally Delivered & Free

    We know that “we can do all things through Christ who gives us strength” and that “all things are possible with God.” Jesus conquered sin, hell,

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    Helping Hands, Healing Hearts

    We believe in Matthew 25 ministries. It is important for us to always recognize needs in our community and in our church and show love by addressing some of them. One

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    Financial Hope

    Financial Hope is a ministry intended to provide hope and to help people overcome real-world financial struggles with practical applications and guidance, all based on

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    HOP Kids

    Welcome to HOP KIDS! While you are in the main worship experience, your child will be participating in a worship experience especially designed just for them. Rest

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    EXO Student Ministries

    The Bible says, “Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in

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    Connect Groups

    At the House of Prayer, we greatly value relationships. Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This

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    Audio Visual Arts

    Media is viewed as a ministry at The House of Prayer, not a department, because media is utilized to enhance worship and the Word in our services. Media is a compliment

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10500 Newbys Bridge Road Chesterfield, Virginia 23832-7114


Central Campus

Service Times

  • Wednesday

    7:00 pm
    Every Wednesday Night

    Generation Church
    Central Campus

  • Sunday

    10:00 am
    Every Sunday Morning

    In English
    Central Campus

  • Sunday

    11:30 am
    Every Sunday Morning

    In English