About One Hope

ONE HOPE exists to develop and train disciples from the community for the urban church. Our program is centered around intense, individualized discipleship which occurs through life coaching, campus ministry and internships. Our ultimate goal is to lead men and women to know Christ, and demonstrate Him in their lives and in their community. We do this while providing a path towards either professional ministry or sustainable employment. 

 
 
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LIFE COACHING

Life Coaching seeks to train adults and students for work, and is the first step in the ONE HOPE mission. This includes individual mentorship, connection to a job network, counseling, and life skills training. 


CAMPUS MINISTRY

Campus Ministry is held at our local college and seeks to raise up and develop Christian leaders. The campus ministry partners with Life Coaching and provides a holistic discipleship experience for local college students.


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ONE HOPE INTERNSHIPS

Internships are offered as people from the community make a profession of faith and join the local church. This is a concentrated experience in which new believers are trained and developed in the Christian faith.  A second year of advanced discipleship is offered for future indigenous ministry leaders, church planters, elders, and deacons.

 
 
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THE ONE HOPE TEAM

 

 
 
Montrel Haygood   Montrel was born and raised in Barnsville, GA.  He attended the University of West Georgia and earned a Bachelors in Sociology.  Montrel joined The Garden Church in August of 2013 and currently serves as Assistant Pastor. Montrel leads ONE HOPE's Campus Ministry at Coppin State University and is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Faith Theological Seminary.

Montrel Haygood  

Montrel was born and raised in Barnsville, GA.  He attended the University of West Georgia and earned a Bachelors in Sociology.  Montrel joined The Garden Church in August of 2013 and currently serves as Assistant Pastor. Montrel leads ONE HOPE's Campus Ministry at Coppin State University and is pursuing a Master of Divinity at Faith Theological Seminary.

Stephanie Laferriere Stephanie lives in Baltimore and works as a life coach for ONE HOPE. As the life coach, Stephanie builds relationships with people in the community both in formal and informal settings. She oversees the job readiness-training program, mentorships and jobs network. Stephanie is a recent graduate from The Master’s University and Seminary and holds a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling.

Stephanie Laferriere

Stephanie lives in Baltimore and works as a life coach for ONE HOPE. As the life coach, Stephanie builds relationships with people in the community both in formal and informal settings. She oversees the job readiness-training program, mentorships and jobs network. Stephanie is a recent graduate from The Master’s University and Seminary and holds a Masters degree in Biblical Counseling.

Joel Kurz Joel graduated from Spurgeon College in 2003 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, worked for five years as a youth pastor at a church in Maryland, and has lived in Baltimore City since July of 2008 when he founded The Garden Church. Joel and his wife, Jess, have three children, Jadyn, Eden, and Haddon. Joel is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Follow Joel on Twitter

Joel Kurz

Joel graduated from Spurgeon College in 2003 with a B.A. in Biblical Studies, worked for five years as a youth pastor at a church in Maryland, and has lived in Baltimore City since July of 2008 when he founded The Garden Church. Joel and his wife, Jess, have three children, Jadyn, Eden, and Haddon. Joel is currently pursuing a Masters of Divinity through The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Follow Joel on
Twitter

 
 
 
 

With all of this, we hope to develop and train disciples who will serve, lead, assist, and plant churches in Baltimore and beyond.

 
 
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