Hope City Church is a protestant church, believing that salvation is found by grace and not by being ‘good enough,’ and is pentecostal in it’s celebration of The Holy Spirit bringing joy, wisdom and power into our everyday lives. It is traditional in many of its values yet contemporary in its style of music and relevancy of its preaching.
Hope City Church was pioneered in Sheffield in 1991 by our Founding Pastors Dave and Jenny Gilpin in response to the Hillsborough Stadium tragedy when almost 100 Liverpool fans lost their lives. Within a few years they launched what is now called Hope Church in Rotherham. In 2002 they launched what is now called Audacious! Church which is now one of Manchester’s largest churches.
After this Hope City Leeds was established as well as Hope City Liverpool, Hope City Newcastle, Hope City Accra in Ghana, Hope City Frankfurt, Hope City Kuala Lumpur, Hope City London and Hope City Birmingham.
More recently the Leeds location has launched Hope City York, the Newcastle location has launched Hope City Sunderland and the Frankfurt location has launched Hope City Darmstadt.
Hope City Sheffield has continued to move forward and has a vision to build a 1,100 seater auditorium including a vibrant community outreach service providing training and social opportunity for all ages and backgrounds.
Pastors Dave and Jenny led the church for nearly 30 years before moving back to Australia in 2020. Currently the church is led by our Global Leadership team made up of Lead Pastors in each location, supported by the Trustees.