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 vision. 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. This is not only our slogan, but the embodiment of both our mission and vision.
We believe God has given us a vision to impact not only the City of Utica and the surrounding area, but all of Upstate New York. We see a future with multiple campuses across Central New York, using church facilities, small home gatherings, social media, technology, outreach, the arts and music to make apprentices of Jesus Christ. While programs facilitate ministry, our priority is people. We are all about people because God is all about people.