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We are...

A community of baptized believers in Jesus Christ. Our church consists of people from Hebron and the surrounding towns. At our church we have members and elders. 

Members are men and women who regularly attend the worship service, sacrificially give to the gospel work of the church, guard the doctrine and life of the church, and submit to the head of the church: Jesus Christ. 

Pastors/elders are men, according to Scripture, who lead our church in the ministry of preaching and teaching the Bible, in modeling a Christ-like life, and in prayer. Qualifications for pastors/elders are laid out in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1. 

 

Jordan Brown, Lead Pastor, Elder

Jordan grew up in Colchester and graduated from Bacon Academy. He became a Christian in high school. He attended Cedarville University in Southwest Ohio and graduated with a BA in Pastoral Ministry. He is working on his Master's Degree from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. In 2014 he married his high school sweet heart, Rachel. They live in Lebanon with their two cats: Clancy and Sir. Jordan loves soccer, reading books, roasting coffee, and spending time with Rachel. Jordan’s passion is to faithfully communicate the message of the Bible and see more people in our area, and beyond, come to know Jesus.

 
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David Oakes, Elder

David, his wife Kimberly, and son, Evan live in Hebron, CT.  David grew up in NJ where he and his family were active members of the Pluckemin Presbyterian Church in Pluckemin, NJ.  David joined the Hebron Church of Hope as member in the summer of 2012.  Soon after, he became an active members and volunteering wherever there was a need.  David was baptized as a child but decided he wanted to profess his love of Christ as an adult and as such David was baptized by immersion on Easter Sunday 2014.  David has served as an elder since 2014.  He also leads a men's bible study group on Saturday mornings and has served as the church treasurer.  David received a Bachelor's degree in Business Management with a minor in computer science.  David is an IT Service & Product Manager at UBS where he has worked since 1997.  In their free time the Oakes enjoy traveling, fellowship with good friends, watching sports, and lots of fun family time.  

Steve Archibald, Elder

Steve and his wife Cindy live in Lebanon with their 14 year old son Isaac.  Steve grew up in San Diego and was very active with his family in the local UCC there where he sang in the children's choir and accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.  After San Diego Steve spent two years in Venezuela where his parents served as Peace Corps volunteers where, among other things, they all learned to speak Spanish.  Steve is now a high school Spanish teacher in East Hampton and has enjoyed coaching several sports including tennis and baseball.  His family enjoys going to Boston Red Sox and Connecticut Tigers games where Isaac especially loves the fireworks!  Steve also assists the Tigers during the season by teaching English to the Latin born players on the team.  Steve has been an elder at Hebron Church of Hope for 4 years where he continues to be blessed abundantly by God's unbounded grace. 

 

Our Story

Hebron Church of Hope first gathered in October of 1716. In its early days the church was supported by the Town. In 1712 a committee was appointed by the town to procure a minister and agree upon his salary. By October 1716 the church had a minister and had gathered for official worship services. One of the Pastors who served the church was Dr. Benjamin Pomeroy. He was Hebron Church of Hope's longest serving Pastor with a tenure of 50 years. The Rev. Benjamin Trumbull said this of Pomeroy, "He was a man of real genius, grave, solemn and weighty in his discourses... he might be reckoned among the best preachers of his day."

The church was founded upon the gospel of Jesus Christ, preaching of the Bible, and the ordinances of the Lord's Supper and Baptism. In 1798 the Missionary Society of Connecticut was founded in Hebron, which is said to be the oldest such society in the United States. Our current building was completed in 1883, the fourth building in the church's existence. It was built following a fire in the third church building that happened on April 17th, 1882. The cornerstone of the current building was laid on August 29th, 1882. Today our church exists to proclaim the glory of God alone, salvation by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone, according to the Word of God alone. 300 years ago God started His work in the town of Hebron, and today we continue in that work. Join us as we proclaim the gospel and make followers of Jesus Christ!

 
 
 

At Hebron Church of Hope we understand the need to be united on the essential truths of our Christian faith, while lovingly respecting our differences on other points of doctrine. Below is our statement of faith, which we consider “essential doctrine”. Our statement is taken from the Conservative Congregational Christian Conference, an Evangelical fellowship of which we are a voluntary member. You can find out more about this Godly fellowship at www.ccccusa.com
 

Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible consisting of the Old and New Testament, to be the only inspired, inerrant, infallible, authoritative Word of God written.
  • We believe that there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe that for salvation of lost and sinful man regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit by whose indwelling power and fullness the Christian is enabled to live a godly life in this present evil world.
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost; they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation.
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of all believers in Christ.
  • We believe that God created man in his image, male and female he created them, we believe in the definition of biblical marriage between a man and a woman. 
  • We believe baptism and the Lord’s Supper to be the ordinances of the church. 
  • We believe we are saved by faith alone, through grace alone, in Christ alone, according to the word of God alone, and to the Glory of God. 

 

If you have any questions regarding the doctrinal statement of this church, please contact the Pastor or any of the Elders. We love to discuss the timeless truths of Scripture.

 
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Mission

Our mission is to make disciples in Hebron and to the ends of the earth. We believe that making disciples is teaching people the Bible, gathering together with them in authentic community, practicing baptism and the Lord's supper, and reaching out to the world around us with the message of the gospel. We teach the Bible during Sunday Service and in our Bible Studies. We gather together in authentic community Sunday morning, as well as Monday through Saturday. We practice the Lord's supper in remembrance of what Jesus has done for us. We baptize people proclaiming their faith in Jesus, celebrating that they have been brought from death in sin to life in Christ. We reach across the table and around the globe to people with our hope: the gospel. To find out more about how we accomplish this mission visit our Connect and Learn tabs. 

 
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