Hope Community
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Dayton, Ohio




 For many people, to "hope" is to "wish"... "I hope I get a new job", or "I hope I feel better soon"' or "I hope someone will love me someday".  When the word "hope" is used in the Bible, it means something completely different.  In the Scriptures, hope is an assured expectation.  The reason we have this hope is because it is built upon the character and capacity of God.  God is holy and true.  He keeps His word.  He is also all-powerful.  He can do anything He promises because no one or nothing can keep Him from doing it!  We invite you to join our community and discover the hope we have in Jesus Christ.

Hope Community Vision: 

To see places of despair transformed into communities of hope through the demonstration and proclamation of the Gospel of the Kingdom


Hope Community Mission: 

To inform, inspire and ignite a movement of incarnational churches in neighborhoods across the United States.


 Denise and Randy Chestnut

For Randy and Denise, moving to Dayton in 2011 was literally moving home. Both were born and raised in Dayton. They graduated from Kiser High School in Old North Dayton in 1978. The following year, they were married, and not long after that, bought their first home in Dayton.Denise became a follower of Jesus at the age of 8. Randy was saved when he was 19 during a revival service at Meadowdale Baptist Church. Randy and Denise sensed a call to vocational ministry in 1982. The family moved to Pineville, KY in 1986, where Randy enrolled at Clear Creek Baptist Bible College. The Chestnuts graduated from CCBBC in 1990. They spent three more years serving churches in Kentucky, before moving back to Dayton in 1993. For 10 years, Randy served as pastor of the North Dayton Baptist Church. In 2003, Randy and Dense moved to Cleveland, OH, where they served and North American Mission Board missionaries and church planters, before returning to Dayton in 2010.  
Randy and Denise are the proud parents of Luke and Sarah, They are also very proud grandparents of Myah and Jackson.