We were originally founded in October of 1980 as The Utica Foursquare Church. While we are still part of the International Church of the Foursquare Gospel denomination, we are now known as City Hope Church. Over the course of the years, we have continued to serve the City of Utica and the surrounding communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ!
We are not looking to connect people to "church", we are looking to connect people to God's vision...for our surrounding community and even beyond! We believe while the church does consist of a building, its primary purpose is for God's people to be in relationship with Him first and with each other. Because of this we do not see people as mere attendees, but rather as family! At City Hope Church our desire is to connect the heart of God to the heart of people. We are reimagining what it means for God's people to make a connection, have a conversation and make a commitment.
We believe God has given us a vision to impact the City of Utica, the surrounding areas and all of Upstate New York. Our focus is not to build a large church but to build spiritually large people. We will accomplish this through small home gatherings, social media, technology, outreach, the arts and music to make apprentices of Jesus Christ. People are not projects, they are family. We are all about people because God is all about people.