Pastor Jim Fox
This picture would not exist or likely be happy if it were not for God's merciful work in my life! The Lord grabbed ahold of my heart around 1998. I committed my heart to Jesus not long before I was married in 2000. I grew up catholic and when mom said it was now my responsibility to decide if I wanted to go to church I decided not to go. My teenage friends and I began down the dangerous road of drug and alcohol abuse. This dominated my life and led to a brush with death in my bed one night. I couldn't get away from the thoughts of dying and wondering what happens afterwards. At this point I was a theological mess that believed all sorts of strange things. I started to go back to the Catholic Church while occasionally flipping thru the radio and catching a preacher who challenged me to get my truth from the bible. As I began reading the bible I realized that many things I learned as a child about Christianity were not biblical and quite like unnecessary baggage that hid the truth. Not long into the year 2000 I further committed to follow God's Word and throw away any beliefs not in line with it. My wife would say I was changing radically and this was true…. I wanted to wholeheartedly follow Jesus. I soon yearned for everyone to come to feel the joy of knowing Jesus in the truth. I couldn't get enough of the Word and witnessed to everyone I knew or bumped into. Soon believers and non believers alike said I had a pastor's heart and maybe I was called to be in the ministry,…some thought I already was. My wife also drew closer to the Lord and our marriage grew stronger as we sought God's will for our lives together. Confirming dreams, words of prophesy and divine happenings all pointed out the call for me to be a pastor. For several years I have found that I already operated in the calling just not with the official title. After a time of serving the Lord in various settings and ways, I am privileged to fulfill God's call on my life to Pastor here at Living Hope Assembly of God. My family and I welcome you to join us in this journey as we seek God and His Word; that we might all discover and fulfill the purpose He has for each one of us.
In Christ's love,
Pastor Jim Fox
SoulFire Youth Pastors
Pat & Monica Kader
Pastor Pat's Bio: I grew up in a family that never prayed, or went to church, I was a very troubled young man to say the least. Fist fights were frequent during my teenage years, mainly because I was severely confused about how a young man should carry himself. Trouble seemed to be circling around me at all times!
When I was sixteen that began to change. I was invited to a "play" at a church and afterwards there would be pizza. What kid doesn't like pizza? So I went. The "play" was a reenactment of Christ's crucifixion and I remember feeling a tug at the center of my heart watching everything Jesus had to endure.
When the play finished, an alter call was given and I accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior. Afterwards, we went out for pizzaJ!
I wish I could say that my life was perfect from that point forward, but that would be a lie. There were many hills and valleys, but through it all, I kept coming back to Jesus. You see, we may walk away from Him for a time, but he never leaves us! Deuteronomy 31:8 says: "The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged".
In 1998, my wife Monica and I were married and God has blessed us with three wonderful boys (Bryar, Austin, and Ayden). We moved to Hamlin in 2006, and shortly after began attending Living Hope AG.
Upon first arriving, all we could do was come and sit, learn from our wonderful Pastor and become disciples. As time passed, we began to serve and help in several ministries. We always seemed to have a heart for the youth of our church, serving at first primarily in the background, but eventually accepted the role as Youth Pastors in 2014.
It is our hearts desire to see others come to know the joy that a relationship with Jesus can bring! Living Hope is a great place to attend and start the journey that could change your life in wonderful ways!
As a child, I believed there was a God but i was unsure of who he was. I was raised in a loving home and was taught values and to put others before myself, but never understood what significance church or Jesus Christ had in a person's life. At 28 I met my wife who was raised in a Christian home and was not willing to raise her children without a relationship with the Lord. When i began coming to living hope i remained withdrawn from others in the church. As I got to know people i began to see the same values in them that my parents had placed in me. The family at Living hope genuinely cares about the needs of others. The bible says the most powerful thing in our lives is the love we have. If you are looking for a church to attend I would urge you to come and see how this small church family is doing great things when they allow Jesus to work in their lives.
May God bless you all,
Hi, thank you for taking a moment to learn a little about me! I have been a part of Living Hope from young age. Over the years I have been able to see alot of people grow in the Lord. I responded to God's call in my life to attend Bible school in 2010 and I have received my associate degree in biblical studies in 2015. One of the things I love to do is encourage individuals to use the gifts that God has given them on a personal level. When we are able to grow our individual gifts we can then come together and allow God to use the gifts to bless and edify the entire body of Christ. Each one of us has an important part to play, we all have purpose. I am excited to see what God is doing here at Living Hope.
I have been a member of Living Hope for 17 years. I have been married to Patti for 54 years, we have 3 children and 9 grandchildren. I am an ordained minister through Living Waters Prophetic Ministries. I havve been self employed for 45 years, a former boyscout leader and former member of the Rochester Board of Education. I love to study the word of God and teach at our Thursday night bible study. I would love to have you join us!
I have been a member of Living Hope since 2006. I came here very broken in many ways; physically, emotionally and spiritually. I had been battling a brittle bone disease for quite a long time. I was tired and lost. I knew there had to be more than just living day to day and barely getting by. As I began to get more involved here I gained a sense of purpose and meaning in my life. I also began to be healed, gradually having less and less fractures until I wasn't having any! The more I devoted my life to Christ the better I began to feel physically, emotionally and spiritually. I would like to personally welcome you to come visit us! I have been working for Living Hope since 2009, its hands down the best job I have ever had! If you have any questions, please feel free to get in contact with me at any time!