ONE HOPE is all about planting and revitalizing churches in poor urban neighborhoods

ONE HOPE is a ministry of an inner-city local church called The Garden Church in west Baltimore. The Garden Church not only desires to sustain the work in west Baltimore, but plant more churches through ONE HOPE. Itʼs our goal to plant three inner-city churches in the next five years (in Baltimore), and then continue to plant churches in other cities.

Our Strategy is holistic. First, all ministry is done through the church. Whether itʼs The Garden Church or a future ONE HOPE church plant, ministry is done in the name of, and through the local church. As many in our churches come from severely broken and difficult backgrounds, discipleship in the inner-city is intense. We want to raise disciples who are raising their kids in the nurture and admonition of the Lord, supporting their family through working a job, and living a sober life freed from addiction. For this reason, in addition to the regular pastoral work in the church, our funded ministry strategies involve a few key components: Church Planting, Life Coaching, Youth Work, Internships.


Church Planting

We believe local churches are the primary means through which people change. The church is a collection of Godʼs people, meeting together to represent him to the world. Poor communities need healthy churches. Churches are trained and resourced to minster in some of the following ways.


life coaching

Life Coaching is a nickname for ministry we fund through ONE HOPE churches: counseling, job training, conflict resolution, and a lot of other stuff. We seek to wrap the church around individuals and help them detangle their lives as they follow Christ.



We are intentional about seeking ways to walk with neighborhood kids as they grow up through creative and intentional programming. Kids receive mentorship, tutoring, and connections with church members.


we AIM to develop and train disciples who will serve, lead, assist, and plant churches in Baltimore and beyond