PROCLAIMING JESUS CHRIST
LIVING HOPE CHURCH IS A MULTI-GENERATIONAL CHURCH THAT VALUES:
- Developing healthy relationships in the family, church, and community.
- Relying on the transforming power of God to change our lives.
- Engaging the culture with God-centered principles.
- Applying biblical wisdom to our everyday lives.
- Serving those who have been marginalized by society.
- Our service style is casual and contemporary with practical biblical teaching.
LIVING HOPE CHURCH IS A MEMBER CHURCH OF THE FREE METHODIST CHURCH OF NORTH AMERICA, OREGON CONFERENCE.
The Free Methodist Church is a worldwide denomination of Protestant Christianity. The overarching goal of the Free Methodist Church is to bring wholeness to the world through healthy biblical communities of holy people multiplying disciples, leaders, groups and churches. To learn more about how the Free Methodist Church, please visit: https://fmcusa.org. To see specifics about Free Methodist Church believes visit: https://fmcusa.org/resources/fm-articles-of-religion.
MEET OUR PASTORS
REV. DEREK ISAKSON, LEAD PASTOR
After 24 years of ministry in Washington and California, God has graced Derek with the opportunity to return to Eugene to be pastor of the church that he was saved in. Derek is passionate about creating opportunities for those who are searching to make sense of their spiritual emptiness to discover the joy and peace that a relationship with Jesus Christ brings.
Rev. Kathy Isaksen, Assistant Pastor
Kathy grew up in Eugene until she and Derek were called to pastor in Washington and California. After 24 years, she is excited to be back and ready to follow wherever God leads her. Her passion is to lead people into a strong and deep relationship with Jesus where they find their identity and value in Him.
Bruce Smith, Youth Pastor
Bruce grew up in Veneta, Oregon which is a small town just west of Eugene. His passion is serving youth and helping them grow, learn, and experience God’s Love and he has worked with youth for over 10 years. In addition to serving as youth pastor at Living Hope Church, Bruce works with a local foster family. He and his wife Christina love serving the Lord and spending time with their daughters.
Debbie Powell, Spiritual Director Pastor
Debbie and her husband Dave have been part of the Living Hope family for nearly 6 years. They have 4 children and are blessed with 9 grandchildren. Debbie has been on staff at Living Hope for over 4 years. She is a certified Spiritual Director and her passion is meeting with people and discovering how God is working in their lives. She also enjoys gardening and a good mystery novel.