3233 SE Maricamp Rd. Ocala, FL 34471
We are a non-denominational church serving the Ocala region of Central Florida. We believe every person was created by God with great purpose for their life – including you! We exist to partner with people, just like you, to discover that in Christ we have Hope.
Pastor Mark Cummins has been leading Church of Hope since its beginning in November 2008. If you were to ask Mark what his passion in life is, he would say, “To partner with people to discover in Christ we have Hope!” The mission of Church of Hope is more than mere words to Mark—it is his very life.
Mark and Linda have been married for 30 years and have two daughters, Emily and Katie. Team Cummins can often be found training for marathons and triathlons, soaking up the sunshine at the beach, and loving on their Church of Hope family.
On Sunday, November 30, 2008, about 300 people gathered at Camper’s Village, launching what we know today as Church of Hope. But why start a new church in Ocala? Aren’t there enough churches? Great question!
Church of Hope wasn’t birthed to be just another church. Church of Hope is a movement of Christ followers partnering with people to discover in Christ we have Hope! We’re not about a building. We’re not about programs. We’re not about a pastor or a certain music style. We’re just all about Jesus. Period.
From December 2008 to February 2010, we were a set-up and tear-down church at West Port High School; and in October 2009, we launched our second Sunday worship gathering. We moved from weekly setting up and tearing down in February 2010 when we moved to the Maricamp Square Plaza. We moved in with a five-year lease and bought our current location for cash (debt free!) in November 2014.
In November 2023, we celebrated 15 years as a church… a movement of people committed to partnering with people to discover in Christ we have Hope! We are thankful for all God has done and anticipate all that He will continue to do… the best is yet to come!
Join us at Church of Hope Online on Sunday at 9am & 10:30am EST.
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Watch past teachings from Pastor Mark & be encouraged in your faith!