CityHope is a community of men and women who together strive to follow the teachings of Jesus. Our goal is to become a community of disciples who learn how to live the way Christ teaches us to live. As our lives are molded and formed by Jesus we will be able to then transform our communities as well.
Hannah and Justin Bowersox met at Houghton College when they were just 18 and 19 years old. They wed in June 2012 and spent the next year finishing school and working odd jobs. Following Houghton they decided to pack their bags and move to Nashville, TN for the next three years to pursue their music dreams. They toured in their RV full-time for a year and eventually settled in Brockville, Ontario for the last four years. In Brockville they served as staff pastors at Centennial Road Church and gave birth to their two sweet babies, Henry (3) and Junia (1) during that time.
Justin and Hannah are passionate about bringing new life to churches, creating community, empowering leaders, and seeing the gospel spread like wild fire. They believe Rochester, NY is a ripe harvest field to hear the hope of Jesus and desire to build a church that extends outside the borders of brick and mortar. Trusting God with it all, they are excited about the journey and story of CityHope, believing God wants to do amazing things through His people here.
CityHope is located in the town of Gates, on the west side of the city of Rochester NY. We are a church that is seeking to bring the hope of Christ to the people that are in the town of Gates, and the city of Rochester.
We love and follow Jesus. Following Jesus is basing our lives off of the teachings found throughout the Bible. The results of following the teachings of God are called the Fruits of the Spirit. Followers of Jesus bear these fruits of love, joy, peace, kindness, goodness, and self-control.