About Us Our Story

In 1996, a core group of believers at FBC College Station became burdened for a different kind of church in south College Station. They began praying and studying about how they could become a part of a church family that was distinct and different so that they could reach people that typical churches were not reaching. They were willing to sacrifice the comfort of an established church to reach the lost and unchurched in our area.

They began worshipping at Rock Prairie Elementary School in September 1997 with a group of around 30 people and began to search for their first pastor. On February 22, 1998, Butch Smith came and was called to be the Pastor and was here thru May 2017. Under his leadership, the church grew a strong foundation rooted in the Word and Love of God.

The Great Commandment and Great Commission are foundational passages that drive all we do as individuals and as a gathered body. Change always comes with following the Lord. His ways are not like our. In 2009, we became three churches by intentionally and thankfully creating two new churches: Living Hope Bryan and New Life.

God was stretching us as over half of our leadership was called to go help lead these two new churches. While we are three thriving, independent churches, we are still highly connected and unified in our love for one another and for our concern for the lost. The Lord has been faithful and has replaced the leadership with new leaders who are eager to follow Him and lead Living Hope.

One of those Leaders is Alan Pittman, who is now our new pastor. He and his family were called from Gallatin, TN in the summer of 2018 and they are looking forward to serving here for years to come. This body has welcomed them with open arms and love, excited for what God has in store for the years to come.

If you want to be part of a body of people that deny themselves as Christ-driven rather than consumer-driven believers, then please join us this week. Living Hope is certainly a great place for you to check out what Biblical Christianity really looks like. We make most of our decisions for people like you(visitors), sacrificing our wants so that you can be exposed to the message of Christ in a safe and caring place.

Recent Sermons

John 11:21-27
April 21, 2019
1 Corinthians 10:23-11:1
April 14, 2019
Ephesians 3:14-21
April 07, 2019
John 11:1-44
March 31, 2019

Meeting Times


9:30 a.m. - School of Discipleship
11:00 a.m. - Worship Service
Worship Guide - Sunday, April 21 - Click here

Easter Devotional - Click here

Spiritual Gifts Survey - Click here

Bible Reading Plan - Click here