Hope Stories

All of us have a story to tell. Here are a few stories from the lives of people in Hope Church.

Matt Browell

Matt Browell

I was brought up in a Christian family where everything seemed perfect. Things began to unravel a bit when stuff started to go wrong at school and when I was 21 I had a total breakdown and my world turned upside down. I stopped being me. I couldn’t leave the house. I was paranoid …but then God gave me hope…

Carol Brown

Carol Brown

Wife, mother, daughter, sister. That’s me. I have a wonderful husband, four great children and was brought up in a loving family. Like many other ordinary people I have led a very ordinary life. Not much distinguishes me from thousands of others that live around me …but then God gave me hope…

Derek Hapgood

Derek Hapgood

I was a very aggressive person. I was an atheist and didn’t believe in God. I was a racist and believed in the Nazi way of doing things. My hero was Adolf Hitler. When I spoke swear words were very prevalent. I was an alcoholic consuming over £1500 worth of alcohol a month …but then God gave me hope…