Hope in the Ashes
On November 8, 2018, the town of Paradise, California was destroyed by the state’s deadliest, most destructive fire. Hope Christian Church lost their building, and the ministers and many members lost their homes. But the people were all evacuated safely. We visited with Stan Freitas, Lead Pastor and Jeana Darby, Worship Minister to find out about that tragic day and how they're moving forward. We encountered an inspiring resiliency that only God can provide.
Stories from Hope
Stan Freitas and Jeana Darby share the story of Hope Christian Church: Hope Rises
Jeana Darby shares what happened on November 8, 2018
More videos to come from Hope Rising. Come back soon to stay updated on this story of Hope.
“He will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair.” —Isaiah 61:3, NLT As we approached the foot of the ridge, the sunshine previously illuminating our path was slowly shrouded by dense fog. The setting befit the solemnness of our…Read More
On November 8, 2018, the town of Paradise, California was destroyed by the state’s deadliest, most destructive fire. Hope Christian Church lost their building, and the ministers and many members lost their homes. But the people were all evacuated safely. We visited with Lead Pastor Stan Freitas and shared a bit of…Read More
A team from CDF Capital visited Paradise, California in December 2018, one month after the deadly Camp Fire destroyed the town and Hope Christian Church’s newly renovated building. Please look around on the special page of our website dedicated to Hope Christian Church; you can watch video and read stories from…Read More
Carol Hansford has been a part of Hope Christian Church for many years. For a season she watched the church deal with transition and struggle. The founding pastor left, and a series of interim preachers shifted uncertainly; through this time, many people made their exit. Carol’s husband, Walter, who has…Read More
Here is our most recent update from Paradise, California: A few days ago we sent out a prayer email to let you know about the devastation being faced by the Hope Christian Church in Paradise, California. By now you have probably seen many hours of television news footage covering the…Read More
Republished with permission from Stan Frietas and Hope Christian Church. Dear Hope Church Family, You have been on my heart every day since the Camp Fire began. I’m so sorry for the difficulty and loss you are dealing with. I wanted to write and update you on some of…Read More