Music Ministry

We. Love. Music.

We're a church in a city that not only has a heavy influence on music, but actually birthed rock n' roll. It's only fitting that we have some of the most talented musicians in Memphis as members of our Praise and Worship Team. But if you've ever been to a Hope worship service you already knew that. If you'd like to check us out, you can watch some selected performances here. Not only do we "bring it" on stage every weekend, but Hope is also blessed to have a full recording studio, to be a concert venue for such artists as Third Day, Chris Tomlin, Toby Mac, Brandon Heath and Skillet. All this, while also offering a place to learn to play–the Hope Music Academy!

Weekend Worship

The Sanctuary comes alive each weekend with a mix of contemporary praise music and traditional worship music under the leadership of Worship Director Daniel Oppenhuizen. Under the direction of gospel artist Marquee Walker, the Hope Choir makes each service a celebration! For more info, including how to join Hope’s worship team (band, choir, or front line singers), email Shaun Lloyd.


Colossians 3:16 says, "Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

This verse is foundational for the Hope Church Choir, and we'd love for YOU to come share the experience of LOVE, FAMILY & most of all, SINGING with grace in your hearts to the LORD! Contact Choir Director Marque Walker ( to get info on how to join the "Choir Family!"

Recording Studio

The Grove Recording Studio is a state-of-the-art Memphis recording studio featuring Pro Tools HD and 40+ channels of hi-end Class A pre-amps, including Neve, API and Martech--all in a comfortable and relaxed environment. But what truly sets us apart is our people and our heart for ministry. We work with a wide range of ministries and musicians, including Grammy and Dove Award-winning recording artists, worship teams, church choirs, local/regional artists, and nonprofit ministries and organizations.

Concerts at Hope

Hope Church is home to the best family-friendly live events in Memphis and the Mid-South. We have welcomed such artists as Toby Mac, Chris Tomlin, Third Day, Skillet, Lecrae, Matthew West, Tim Hawkins, Brandon Heath, Mandisa, Jesus Culture, David Crowder Band, Steven Curtis Chapman, Colton Dixon, Mark Schultz, Nicole C. Mullen, Chris August, Family Force 5, Bebo Norman, Ginny Owens, Todd Agnew, Sara Groves, Aaron Shust, Bruce Carroll, Leeland, Phillips, Craig & Dean, and many more.

Music Academy

What if the greatest music in the world was birthed out of the Church like it once was? What if the world looked to the Church instead of the other way around?  What if Christian music was simply defined as music made by Christians? This is the passion and vision of the Hope Music Academy, which seeks to serve kids, ministries, worship teams, and recording artists as they seek to impact the world through music and the Gospel of Christ. Affordable music lessons are available in our state-of-the-art studio.  We offer beginner, intermediate, and advanced lessons in voice, piano, guitar, bass, drums, strings, horns, woodwinds, and home & studio recording. 

Music & Worship Staff

Daniel Oppenhuizen

Musical Worship Director

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Donna Hauth

Worship Coordinator

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DJ Pruitt

Band Director

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Shaun Lloyd

Worship Associate

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Marque Walker

Choir Director

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Tyler Cox

Audio Director

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Tim Kanter

Assistant Audio Engineer

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Matthew Temple

Music Academy Director

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Johanna Cosby

Assistant Director of Hope Music Academy

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