Making a difference

In the cedar rapids area

Our mission at Hope Baptist Church is simple—honor God and make a difference by spreading the gospel to the Cedar Rapids area and around the world. We would love for you to join us!



Expect to feel welcomed! Visiting a new church can be daunting, but when you come to Hope Baptist Church, you can relax. Greeters will welcome you and help you find classes, the nursery, and coffee!  With a strong emphasis on the preaching of God's Word, our services are refreshingly traditional. After the service, stop by the welcome center for a free book and coffee.



Following Jesus will exceed all your expectations! Our desire is for you to find God's love and forgiveness by accepting His Son, Jesus Christ, as your personal Saviour. Every ministry at Hope is centered around Him. "Then said Jesus unto his disciples, If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross, and follow me." Follow Jesus with us!

Helping Hands


We are better together! Hope Baptist Church provides many opportunities for personal growth from the newest believer to those with years of experience. Grow your faith by joining one of our Adult Bible Fellowships, attending a prayer meeting, or participating in our outreach program. There is something for everyone!



We are passionate about sharing God's Word to the Cedar Rapids area and beyond! Jesus' heartbeat was reaching the lost and healing the broken hearted. On Saturday, we are committed to "Making a Difference" through our bus ministry and door to door outreach by sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We would love for you to join us!


We look forward to meeting you!


Adult Bible Fellowships - 9:30 AM

Sunday School - 9:30 AM

Worship Service - 10:30 AM

Toddler Church - 10:30 AM

Children's Church - 10:30 AM

Family Service - 6:00 PM


Prayer + Bible Study - 6:30 PM

Kids 4 Truth - 6:30 PM

Generation Next Teens - 6:30 PM

*Nursery provided for every service.

Pat's story


At Hope, I found exactly what I was looking for, Biblical truths and salvation!

I came to Hope Baptist Church about eight years ago not long after I lost my husband. I was sad, bewildered, kind of lost, a little confused, and unsure of my life. Sounds like I needed help! At Hope, I found exactly what I was looking for, Biblical truths and salvation! Oh, what peace that gives me. There is joy, laughter, love, and comfort in our church, and I’ve grown in wisdom. When we have peace, love, and forgiveness in our heart we can’t help but be joyful! Our Pastor is so approachable and happy. He makes coming to church something to look forward to. I am no longer sad, confused, or unsure of where I’m going or who’s in charge. It is such a comfort to be close to God. 

Patricia's STORY

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Ken Koske


What a joy and privilege it is to be the Pastor of Hope Baptist Church. You will find a diverse group of loving people that serve each other and Jesus Christ. Our goal is simple—"making a difference". Whatever you’re facing, wherever you come from, whatever decisions you are up against, God’s Word and God’s love through the person of Jesus Christ will make a difference. I hope to meet you soon!


And of some have compassion, making a difference:


Jude 22

It's not about religion, 

it's about a relationship with Jesus Christ

Discover Jesus

Everyone wants a peaceful, purposeful life—but many are struggling to find it, and most are done with “religion.” At Hope Baptist Church, many have discovered a flourishing personal relationship with God through Jesus. We invite you on this same journey by visiting this Sunday. Don’t miss the joy of discovering the truthful message of Jesus.



LifeStages Sunday 9:30 AM

Join us!

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Sunday 9:30 AM

Wednesday 6:30 PM



Sunday 9:30 AM + 10:30 AM

Wednesday 6:30  PM

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Get involved in spreading

the Gospel to the world