The Team
Encouraging people to take their next steps with Jesus as we serve them in love
God led Pastor James Murdock and his wife Kim to found Here’s Hope Church in 2016 with a team of six people. From the start, God gave them a vision to be a loving, biblical church, where people of every walk of life would come together to know and worship God.  Here’s Hope Church, led and empowered by the Holy Spirt, and grounded in the Word of God, is here to bring hope and healing to people in Kokomo as we share His Word in love; all for God’s glory.
Pastor James provides preaching, teaching, leadership, guidance, and pastoral care for the church. He also serves as one of our elders.
Pastor James says, “One of my favorite Bible passages is John 21:15-17, where Jesus asks Peter three times if he loves Him.  As Peter replies each time that he does love Jesus, the Lord instructs Peter to take care of His sheep (His Church).  These are the same instructions Jesus gave me when He called me to be a Pastor.”
You can reach Pastor James at 765-434-7770 or by email:
Pastor James and Kim Murdock
Ben & Chrissy Diener
Ben serves as one of our elders. Chrissy coordinates our Women’s Bible Study and Children’s Ministry.
Rick Storie
Rick serves as one of our elders.
Brad Coon
Brad serves as our Worship Music leader.
Mark Riggle
Mark serves as our Treasurer and helps process financial giving for Here’s Hope Church.
Danny Richey
Danny serves as one of our deacons, with emphasis on finances.
Chris Rust
Chris serves as one of our deacons, with emphasis on our facility and property.
George Siler
George serves as one of our deacons, with emphasis on safety, cleaning, and media.