Having spent 25 cumulative years on staff at the International House of Prayer in Kansas City between my wife and I, it’s impossible to look into Jesus’ eyes for that long and not burst at the seams with what is on His heart to do. While we are SO deeply grateful for and love what we get to do around the nation and other nations of the earth, our desire is to have a kingdom impact in our local community. So, we founded Song of Hope which will operate locally as The Hope Center (THC).
In an effort to display the gospel as social justice, The Hope Center (THC), is a local expression that reaches the youth through musical socio-economic programs. Led by Jaye and Nayomi, as well as full-time staff and local volunteer, THC is a community center that attracts youth with the offering of its state-of-the-art, fully functional, recording studio. The studio, operated and managed by Kyl Means -a professional singer, producer and recording engineer, is available to youth of the community and offers free classes on song-writing, recording and production. Additional music classes are offered such as FREE lessons in voice, piano, guitar, drums, strings and others as requested.
Future plans for THC include:
- A community event space with seating for up to 300 people for hosting concerts featuring the youth of the city, bringing in outside bands for concerts, and for other “for hire” community events.
- A fully operational cafe/bistro that will be open to the public and serve the community by employing and training youth of the city.
More information regarding Song of Hope will be coming soon. If you are interested in participating or providing support, visit the Contact page and send us a message!