Hope City Kuala Lumpur


Welcome to Hope City Kuala Lumpur

We are a church with a heart for the people and the communities of the great city of Kuala Lumpur.

We started just over three years ago with a dream for the city of Kuala Lumpur. Our small team has now grown into a vibrant community gathering every Sunday at APW Bangsar. We believe the local church should be a place you can call home – where you can form friendships, grow in relationship with God and discover the potential he’s placed inside of you.


Hope City Kuala Lumpur

29, Jalan Riong, Bangsar, 59100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

What’s Coming Up

Baptism Sunday


An opportunity to be baptised in water. Jesus said, “Believe and be Baptised”. It’s one of the few commands He made so if you have made a decision to follow Jesus then this season is the perfect time to make a public declaration of your faith! To find out more, sign up below.

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A night for all our leaders to gather and be inspired by Pastor Joel and Emma. Hear and pray about what is ahead in the life of our church.

Vision Dinner


A night for all our leaders to gather and celebrate the year together! An opportunity to enjoy dinner and give into the Dream Offering 2019.

Dream Offering Sunday with Ps Mark Kelsey


An opportunity to give in our Dream Offering 2019. Hear from Ps Mark Kelsey, C3 Global Church Planting Director and be inspired for our season as we envision together!


Whizz Kids

Our Whizz Kids aged 2 to 10 have a fun session planned just for them every Sunday during the main service! With singing time, games and an engaging message about Jesus, all run by our amazing Whizz Kids Team – join the party!

Young Adults

For all 18-30’s. Our YA ministry is a group of people who unashamedly want to reach the city of Kuala Lumpur with the gospel of Jesus. Come and get connected into church life by joining our community!

She Is

The women’s ministry of Hope City Church has events running throughout the year for every woman in the life of the church.

Get Involved

Dinner Parties

Our Dinner Parties are on Wednesday nights. They are for all ages and for whatever life group you represent from late singles and young families to empty nesters as well as youth. Everyone’s included.

Dream Teams

Dream Teams are exactly what they say on the tin – teams that help the dream of Hope City becoming a fast growing church full of people, connecting to both God and each other.

Growth Track

We want to help you build a firm foundation in your faith and to discover more of who God’s called you to be. We’ve created opportunities for you to discover being part of God’s family and to grow within the community right here in KL!


Listen to the latest messages from Pastor Joel Burden and team, preached live at Hope City Kuala Lumpur. We hope that this resource will equip and inspire you in your walk with God.

Meet the Team

Joel and Emma Burden

Joel and Emma are the Lead Pastors of Hope City Kuala Lumpur. They came to Sheffield as students but with mission in their blood, they were released to go to South East Asia, where Joel’s grandparents once spent time as missionaries. They have one son and want the church to grow both fast and strong.

Brian Wong

Brian plays a key part in our leadership team as our worship pastor and helps to lead our Sunday services on a weekend.

Mabel Wong

Mabel helps to connect people into our Dinner Parties and plays a key role in leading our new peoples team on a Sunday.

Ronald Peter

Ron plays a key role as our lead board member here at Hope City KL. He also plays an essential role in leading our Production team at our Sunday services.

Charlie Stone

Charlie is our Teams Leaders, and was part of the original team that first launched Hope City KL 4 years ago! She helps to connect people into church life and into teams.

Debbie Ann Loh

Debbie is our incredible Whizz Kids Leader and helps to oversee our 2s-10s Kids in providing fun packed sessions for our kids on Sundays.