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Our History

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In 2010, we launched as a mission church renamed Living Hope Church, Chicago. We purchased an abandoned pool hall (that was featured in the movie "The Color of Money"). With the help of church members, generous supporters, and 4,000 construction volunteers, we renovated the ministry space and four affordable apartments in four years at 6414 S Cottage Grove in the Woodlawn neighborhood on Chicago's south side.

In 2018, we began an after-school ministry which provides tutoring and mentoring to elementary aged children in Woodlawn.

Living Hope Church began when Bethel Christian Church called Bard Beier to plant a satellite church located on the University of Chicago campus. In the Fall of 2003, Brad and Shannon Beier started the church with a handful of students and it quickly grew into a diverse group of students and neighbors from the community.

In 2014, we launched Hope Works, our community development ministry that focuses on helping to empower those in need of employment and other life issues. 

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