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Prayer Ministry and Care Ministry Programs at Hope

Hope's Memphis-based Care Ministry addresses the needs and concerns of our faith community as we face life seasons that can weigh heavy on our hearts and minds. These seasons may be brought on by sickness, grief, relational concerns, employment uncertainties, spiritual distractions and changes that affect our ability to care for ourselves and our families.


Care Ministry at Hope

Hope’s Care Ministry includes ministering in hospital rooms, conducting funerals, providing temporary financial assistance, offering support and recovery groups, connecting individuals with Stephen Ministers, ministry by a prayer team and Deacons, and pastors that are available to listen and pray. This ministry’s foundation is connecting with individuals, one person and one family at a time, to pray and address practical needs that arise. If you find yourself in a difficult season, needing the support of Hope’s Care Ministry, you can connect here with one of the Care Ministry team members listed below.

"We love because He first loved us." 1 John 4:19

Pastor on Duty

Hope has a pastor on-call 24/7 to help you navigate difficult life situations whenever they arise. Whether it’s an emergency or not, one of our pastors is ready to provide counsel and care at a moment’s notice. To speak with a pastor on duty, call 901-755-7721.

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Deacon Ministry

Deacons are the instrument for the ministry of compassion, and as such they demonstrate God’s love to the people of Hope Church. They are honored to have been given the privilege to pray and care for you. Teams of five to nine Deacons serve in one of eleven geographic regions that cover Memphis and most of the surrounding communities. Click here to learn more about Deacons at Hope and to find out what region number you live in and who your deacons are!

Stephen Ministry

Stephen Ministry is one-to-one Christian care for those going through a crisis or life challenge. A Stephen Minister is a child of God who walks beside a person who is hurting, a congregation member with gifts for caregiving. 

Who are Stephen Ministers?

Stephen Ministers are carefully selected to serve in this role and receive 50 hours of training in providing emotional and spiritual care. Stephen Ministers are caring, Christian friends who listen, care, pray, support, and encourage those in need, meeting faithfully for an hour each week for as long as there’s a need. If you need the support or care of a Stephen Minister, or if you would like to become a Stephen Minister, you can learn more about Stephen Ministry below.

More about Stephen Ministry

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Prayer Ministry

"My house shall be called a House of Prayer"  Matthew 21:13

The foundation for Hope’s Prayer Team are its team members, folks with a heart for God, a love for God’s people, and confidence in God’s love and goodness, working in our lives each day.

In need of prayer? 

We want to know and are waiting to pray with and for you! Please submit your request online. Be assured that your request is taken very seriously and will be kept confidential.

Funerals & Memorials Ministry

Hope attempts to support families in the midst of their loss and grief. Hope pastors & volunteers are available to meet with families in order to plan and conduct a service. Policies & Procedures are available by contacting us here.

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Samaritan Fund

The Samaritan Fund can offer temporary emergency financial assistance to members or regular attendees of Hope Church. Note: A member or regular attendee is someone we can verify has attended Hope’s Worship Services at least twice per month for a minimum of six months, and is active in some form of ministry at Hope, unless at present there is an extenuating circumstance prohibiting their involvement (i.e., illness, family illness, etc.). Email us for more information.  

Hospital Visitation

A Caring Ministry team member will visit and pray with Hope members, visitors and/ or their immediate family while in the hospital. If you or a loved one would welcome visitation, make your request here.

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Grief Care

C.S. Lewis wrote "No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear. I am not afraid, but the sensation is like being afraid. The same fluttering in the stomach, the same restlessness, the yawning. I keep on swallowing. At other times it feels like being mildly drunk, or concussed. There is a sort of invisible blanket between the world and me. I find it hard to take in what anyone says. Or perhaps, hard to want to take it in. It is so uninteresting. And no one ever told me about the laziness of grief. Meanwhile, where is God?"

If you find yourself wrestling with a season of grief, you know this can be a painful and confusing time. Grief can be one of the more life altering journeys that we face. The probable destinations are many, anywhere from greater wholeness to being stuck on the side of the road.  Hope wants to make you aware of the various avenues of grief support that can place you on the path to greater wholeness, a path that can take you from mourning to joy!

There are various avenues of grief support within the ministries of Hope and outside the walls of Hope. Children, teenagers and adults can and should be supported during the loss of a loved one. Email us for more information.

Recovery & Support

Hope has multiple recovery groups. Recovery brochures with specific time and group information are available at the Main Information Desk and Recovery tables throughout the building. Information is also available here. Email AmyPuddephatt, or Mark Luttrell.

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Care Ministry Staff

Jeff Roach

Director of Caring Ministry/Care Ministry Pastor

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Mark Luttrell

Recovery & Support Ministry Director

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Bob Barber

Care Ministry Associate

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Jackie Moisan-Smith

Care Ministry Administrator

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Muriel McKinzie

Hope Counselor

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Christy Edney

Care Ministry Pastor

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Amy Puddephatt

Care Ministry Administrator

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