The story of Hope Hills Church involves two unique, mission-focused churches in north Calgary—Northern Hills Church and Hope Church—combining together as one new church in the summer of 2022.
Northern Hills Church was led by Lead Pastor Peter Roberts. It started in 2014 in the Landmark Cinema Country Hills in the Northern Hills area of Calgary. Hope Church was led by Lead Pastor Dustin Conner. It started in 2018 in the Kenneth D. Taylor School and then relocated the Sage Hill Retirement Residence in the Symons Valley area of Calgary in 2019.
Before combining as one, both congregations were already active in their communities hosting kids camps and community events and both were passionate about loving God, loving others, making disciples and serving those inside and outside our churches. Covid-19 brought unique challenges to each congregation in 2021, prompting conversations in the spring of 2022 about joining as one church. We found that both churches were very similar and highly compatible in all we did and believed as churches. In August of 2022, Northern Hills Church and Hope Church came together as one new church now called Hope Hills Church.