Installation Service of Pastor Dean Lancaster

On September 9, 2018, Rev. Dean Lancaster was installed at the new pastor of Hope Community Bible Church of The Christian & Missionary Alliance! There were several pastors participating as speakers:  Rev. Alfredo Gutierrez, Director of Church Planting (and new District Superintendent); Rev. Tracy Larson, Pastor of Cross Life Church, Land O'Lakes;  Rev. Ed Caterson, Multiplication Associate, Tampa; Rev. Ed Eastman, Former Interim Pastor of Hope Comm. Bible, Spring Hill; Rev. Michael Neely, Pastor of New Millennium Community Church, Tampa.   Pastors from our Hope Church campus were included as well:  Rev. Christ DeJesus, Iglesia del Centro de la Familia; Rev. Winston Wescott, Ransom Church of God; Dr. Emery Ailes, Pristine Baptist; and Head Elder of Hope Church, Gene Ostrander.  Singing a duet, were Doug Juekstock and the former Pastor of Hope Community Bible Church, Rev. David A. Pletincks.  A Reception was held in Ackerman Hall following the Installation service.

 

Rev. Alfredo Gutierrez, Director of Church Planting, and now our new District Superintendent of The Allliance Southeast

L – R:  Charles, Faith, Dean, Carolina and Rosemary Lancaster

 

 

Rev. Michael Neely, New Millenium Community Church, Tampa

 

 

 

Rev. John Edgar Caterson, Multiplication Associate, Tampa

 

 

 

 

Rev. Tracy Larson, Cross Life Church, Land O'Lakes

 

 

 

 

Rev. Ed Eastman, Former Interim Pastor of Hope Community Bible Church, Spring Hill

 

 

 

Mr. Gene Ostrander, Head Elder and Governing Board Chair of Hope Community Bible Church, Spring Hill

 

 

 

Rev. Chris DeJesus, Iglesia del Centro de la Familia, Spring Hill

 

 

 

Rev. Winston Wescott, Ransom Church of God, Spring Hill

 

 

 

 

Dr. Emery Ailes, Pristine Baptist of Spring Hill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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5-Day Club

This summer's team of Christian Youth in Action (CYIA) from Child Evangelism Fellowship came down from Citrus County and held a 5-Day Club at Mrs. B's Daycare in conjunction with the Good News Club team of Hope Church during the week of July 9-13, 2018.  There were 17 children who heard the Gospel presented each day through stories such as Zaccheus, Philip and the Ethiopian, etc.  There were games, songs, memory verse activities, prizes, and missionary stories.  The people leading all of these activities were not the adults, but the teenagers trained through CYIA.  They spent weeks in training, learning the stories by heart.  Now they are spending weeks of their summer presenting these stories to children all through Citrus and Hernando Counties.  They did a wonderful job, and through their efforts 12 children came to faith and trust in Jesus as their Savior!  That was just at our venue – there have been more at the other places they have taught this summer.  What an answer to months or prayer preparation!

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Heavenly Graduations

The following people have left us and entered the presence of the Lord.  Though they are gone, they are not forgotten.  We are happy for them and know that we will one day see them again in Heaven.

David Snow – died January 3, 2018, Memorial Service will be April 28, 2018 at 11:00 am here at Hope Church.  Luncheon following.

Muriel Hamm – died February 12, 2018, Memorial Service will be June 16, 2018 at 11:00 am here at Hope Church.  Luncheon following.

Chuck Palmer – died January 4, 2018, Memorial Service was January 9, 2018 at Covenant Presbyterian in Lakeland, FL.  He was an Elder at Hope Church for many years.

Kim Ede – died January 8, 2018, Memorial Service was February 25, 2018 at Hope Church.

Sam Nesheiwat – died April 9, 2018.  Sam & Farida Nesheiwat were members here until they moved back to Bradley Beach, NJ.  Memorial services will be held up there.

Marvin Wagner – died April 3, 2018 in Java Center, NY.  They were here with us this winter, but as he began to feel bad physically, they decided to head back to NY.  Memorial service dates, times and places are unknown.

Janet (Webster) Hamby – died May 27, 2018 in Spring Hill, FL.  Janet was the daughter of Georgie Webster and often visited our church when in the area.  She became very ill recently and came to live with her mother and brother for the last few months.  Her memorial service was held at Hope Church on Thursday, May 31, 2018. 

Anna Mae Barber – died July 21, 2018 in Clyde, Michigan.  She was a retired registered nurse, who served as a Deaconess of Hope Church.  She and Robert were with us during the fall and winter months, then spent their summers in Michigan.  They are both greatly missed.

Marie Buerkert – died August 20, 2018 in Columbia, SC.  She was a member of Hope Church close to the beginning of its founding in 1982.  She was a long-time Governing Board member, Deaconess, Teacher, and President of Alliance Women at various times.  She was a great encourager, sending notes of encouragement often.

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