About Hope Church

Hope Church exists for the purpose of loving people- not just certain people, but all people, at all times, in all places. People matter to Hope Church because people matter to God. We are here to encourage you, and help you find your purpose. We are here to help you raise your family, and build relationships. We don’t want to do church with you. We want to do life with you.

There are so many problems facing people today, and the answers are not in anything that the world has to offer. We have the answer. It is Jesus- and Him alone.

You may be thinking, “Why another church?” The answer couldn’t be simpler. It is because the local Church is the Hope of the world. We recognize that there are great churches already in our area, and our hope is to join them in bringing authentic, life-change to our community. We are here to love the city, to serve its people, and to bring the Hope that will change the world.

Wes Beacham

Lead Pastor

Wes Beacham is the founder and Lead Pastor of Hope Church. He was born and raised in Orlando, Florida, and has been a pastor for eleven years.

Wes has impacted eternity having built two dynamic youth ministries and taken hundreds of people from around the world on short-term mission trips. He has spent the last eight years loving the people at World Changing Church, and in the surrounding neighborhoods in Orlando.

Wes seeks to build authentic relationships with everyone he meets. He is a passionate communicator and has a desire to encourage and inspire people.

Wes and his wife Diana have been married for sixteen years. They are a true ministry team and love serving people together. They have four children, Hope, Tripp, Judah, and Selah.

Maggie Bell

Preschool Director

Maggie was raised in Bedford, Indiana, and has been at Hope Church since its opening in September 2015. She served in the preschool area during the first year and officially came on staff in 2016 as the Preschool Director.

Maggie’s love for children’s ministry started as a child herself while serving alongside her family in her church’s nursery and preschool areas. Her mission is to teach kids about who Jesus is, and the importance of having a relationship with him while building a foundation that they can carry with them throughout their lives.

Maggie has one daughter, Olivia who also serves in Hope Kids.

Gabriel Gibilisco

Creative Director

Gabe was raised in Florence, New Jersey, and has been at Hope Church since 2016 but came on staff in 2020.

Gabe’s heart is for others to experience God in profound and impactful ways through worship—both in lifestyle and through music. He has been involved in dynamic worship teams since he was 15 years old such as SEU Worship, Scarlett Thread, and other traveling worship bands both locally and abroad.

He also loves Chipotle, Philly Sports, and is rarely seen without a smile.

Ryan Claphan

Next Generation Director

Ryan was born in Chicago, Illinois but was raised in Kansas City, Missouri. Ryan attended Baptist Bible College (BBC) in Springfield, MO and graduated with a bachelor degree in Pastoral Studies.

Ryan moved to Florida on New Year’s Day, 2021 when Ryan started working as the Next Generation Director at Hope. He oversees all of Hope Kids Elementary, as well as Hope Students. Ryan loves the Kansas City Chiefs and has a deep passion for investing in this world’s next generation!

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100 Windermere Rd, Winter Garden, FL 34787

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