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. The visions of this group and this man were etched together by God, even though they were in different parts of the state. What God had in store for this body over the next few years and even into the future is beyond what any of us imagined.

Here at Living Hope, change is part of our DNA. We are constantly adjusting and moving to stay in touch with what the Lord is doing and calling us to be about. The Great Commandment and Great Commission are foundational passages that drive all we do as individuals and as a gathered body. Where we are today will not be the same place you will find us next year as we allow Christ to build His Church.

We have recently become three churches by intentionally and thankfully creating two new churches: Living Hope Bryan and New Life. While we are three independent churches, we are still highly connected and unified in our love for one another and our concern for the lost. We have now developed ministries in the urban areas of our cities, with a calling to impact further. If you want to be a part of a body of people that deny themselves as Christ-driven rather than consumer-driven believers, then please join us this week.

If you are not sure you are even interested, then 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, sacrificing our wants so that you can be exposed to the message of Christ in a safe and caring place.

Recent Sermons

Genesis 2
June 17, 2018
Matthew 5:1-3
June 10, 2018
John 13:31-35
June 03, 2018
Proverbs 1:1-7
May 27, 2018

Meeting Times


9:30 a.m. - School of Discipleship Classes
11:00 a.m. - Worship Service
Worship Guide - Sunday, June 10 - Click here