About HCC

Hope Community Church exists to share with others the life changing hope that comes through faith in Jesus Christ, build one another up in that hope and joyfully celebrate our hope in Christ each week in worship.

Hope Community Church began in 1992 with a home Bible study and a vision of reaching out to the greater West Salem community with the life-changing message of Jesus Christ.  We were incorporated as an Evangelical Free Church in 1994. The church has grown since then and has met in a variety of locations in West Salem. We now own the “old Presbyterian Church” at 134 E. Hamilton across from the fire house. We are currently meeting at 1580 Heritage Blvd.

Pastor Mark Gilbert and his wife, Julie, came to Hope in 2006 after shepherding an Evangelical Free Church in Milwaukee for more than 20 years.  We are grateful for those who had the original vision of starting an evangelical church in West Salem. We hope to see that vision bear much fruit in the years ahead.