From its inception, Hope has taken seriously our Lord's command to care for the under-resourced among us. To that end, we have implemented a rich variety of successful urban initiatives that have become part of our DNA. These programs foster relationships between people from two very different backgrounds and lifestyles. They make friends out of strangers and heal the wounds of our past. 

For over 25 years, the Urban Ministry of Hope Church has offered life-changing experiences through the Urban Plunge and Justice Tour of Civil Rights Movement. These events have been instrumental to getting individuals engaged by serving others through discipleship and giving. The Urban Ministry serves over 1,000 families annually through Thanksgiving Food Drives, backpacks for school children and sponsoring families during Christmas with the Tree of Hope. Our ministry has been avid about serving hundreds of children annually from the inner city with Resurrection activities and hosting Vacation Bible School sessions during the summer at various churches in South Memphis, Frayser and other areas of the city. To get involved, take a look at some of our volunteer opportunities below. 


Give THanks. Give Love.

Thanksgiving Food Drive

It’s that time of year again! Please leave your grocery bag in the marked carts located across campus anytime between November 10-18.

You can get the list of items by clicking the button below! You may also leave donations behind your vehicle in the parking lot and we will pick them up while you attend service each weekend. To learn more about how you can be involved, email Rhoda Hickman, or call 901-507-1892.

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Capture a giving spirit this christmas
November 10–December 2, 2018

For two decades, Hope's Urban Ministry has helped to provide an enjoyable and special Christmas to hundreds of less fortunate families across Memphis. We invite you to join us and sponsor a family from the Tree of Hope this season. It's THE perfect way to capture a giving spirit this Christmas. If you are interested in serving with us, or want more information, email Rhoda Hickman, or call 901-507-1892.

Volunteer Opportunities

Binghampton Christian Academy
We are excited to announce a new serving opportunity with Binghampton Christian Academy this new year. We will be helping support a Christian Day School and Live-in Residential Program for local children. For information on ways you and your family can participate in Saturday or after school opportunities.

Knitting & Crochet Groups for Preemies
We welcome you to join our Knitting and Crochet group to learn how to make preemie babies hats, prayer scarves and octopuses. This group meets every 3rd Thursday of the month. 

Quilting for NICU at LeBonheur Children’s Hospital
**Resumes January 2019 • Whether you have never quilted or you are an experienced quilter, come join us making quilts for the NICU. Quilting sessions are every 3rd Saturday of the month. You can use the link below to sign-up for any opportunity listed above or you can contact Andrea Curry (Andrea.Curry@HopeChurchMemphis.com) for more information.”

We also have on-going partnerships with other ministries in the city such as Neighborhood Christian Center, Multi-National Ministries and Streets Ministries that include financial and volunteer support for youth tutoring and mentoring initiatives. 


Urban Staff

Andrea Curry

Urban Ministry Director

All Staff, Urban Outreach

Rhoda Hickman

Urban Admin. / Special Events Coord.

All Staff, Urban Outreach