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John- I felt called into ministry while in Peru on a missions trip with our youth group in the summer between my sophomore and junior years of high school. Soon after, Kimberly and I started dating and served alongside each other in ministry for the next few years, until Kimberly left for college. After attending Bible college for 3 years- split between Zion Bible College and Brownsville Revival School of Ministry, I felt led to venture into the secular job market- after realizing my giftings, passions, and what I felt called to, didn't lend itself to "traditional church ministry". Working as an EMT, I still answered the call of serving my local church in leadership, teaching, discipleship/mentoring, media, as well as playing drums on the worship team.

Three years after HPC started, a sudden career change took me by surprise. The Lord moved me from healthcare and I found myself in full-time ministry! This was an amazing answer to prayer and the culmination of years of being faithful to the call in and outside the church body!

I now work for a Christian business as a local missionary and pastor at HPC. I am involved in the community mentoring young men- specifically teenage boys without fathers, in foster care, or guys looking for a mentor to help guide them through this season of life and beyond. My wife Kimberly and I have also been involved in Foster Care and Adoption. We have adopted 5 children from Massachusetts Foster Care, as well as started an organization called Bags of Hope, where we provide duffel bags to kids in foster care while also providing support to local Foster and Adoptive families.

Kimberly- Kimberly graduated from Liberty University with a Bachelors Degree in Nursing  in 2004. She has a love for Nursing and is passionate about the work she does on a daily basis.  It is her heart for people that leads her in the work she does at both the hospital and in the church.  She is a busy mom to six beautiful children and enjoys the craziness of life!

At HPC, Kimberly oversees the Hospitality Ministry and our Orphan Care Ministry. Kim spends a significant amount of time focused on Bags of Hope and sharing the vision of this ministry with the community and local churches.  She travels throughout New England sharing about foster care, adoption and the church's call to care for the Orphan. These efforts have lead to a large recruitment of adoptive and foster families in our region.  Kimberly is an integral part in our week to week church operations by bringing great vision, administrative gifts and Spirit of Excellence.

john@hp-cg.org

kimberly@bagsofhopene.org