Our Vision , History, Values & Beliefs

Our Vision

We desire to see God create a place where people who have never been to church before or who have not been to church in awhile can feel warmly welcomed. We desire for God to use us to create a place where anyone can begin to explore their relationship with God.  We are a church for the “unchurched.”

For the Son of Man came to seek and to save the lost.

Luke 19:10

Our History

Hope Church San Antonio was officially "planted" by the Evangelical Presbyterian Church and held their first worship service on Palm Sunday April 16, 2000. Our founding pastor, Rev. Tom Masterson, along with Associate Pastor Rev. Darden Caylor and approximately 20 families set out to establish the first EPC church in the San Antonio area. 

Our first meeting location was Redland Hall which is now home to La Hacienda Mexican Restaurant on Redland Road. Hope Church moved to Bush Middle School and met there from 2002 - 2012.  Our first building was built on 10 acres land located off 1604 near Redland Road.  Hope Church moved to their current and permanent location in summer of 2018. 

Our Core Values

  • Grace - showing God’s love to everyone with whom we come in contact.
  • Truth- upholding the integrity of the Word of God.
  • Community - supporting each other through all of the peaks and valleys of life.
  • Prayer - leading this church through the activity of prayer.
  • Teamwork - serving together according to our gifts.
  • Relevance- fresh ministry that touches even those without a church background.
  • Vision - looking ahead and believing that God will do great things through us.
  • Multiplication - being a church that grows and starts other growing churches.

Our Biblical Beliefs

We are members of the Evangelical Presbyterian Church (EPC). 


As members of the EPC, Hope Church is committed to 

upholding the integrity of Scripture and expressing the love of God to all people.

The EPC motto is:

In Essentials, Unity

In Non-Essentials, Liberty

In All Things, Charity

Hope Church holds to the following essential Biblical Christian beliefs:

  • All Scripture is self-attesting and being Truth, requires our unreserved submission in all areas of life. 
  • The infallible Word of God, the sixty-six books of the Old and New Testaments, is a complete and unified witness to God's redemptive acts culminating in the incarnation of the Living Word, the Lord Jesus Christ. 
  • The Bible, uniquely and fully inspired by the Holy Spirit, is the supreme and final authority on all matters on which it speaks. 

More on our Doctrinal Beliefs

Hope Church San Antonio also affirms the traditional Reformed theology represented in the Westminster Confession of Faith (including the Larger and Shorter Catechism) which we uphold as a doctrinal standard for our pastor, elders, and deacons.

To read the Westminster Confession of Faith: www.EPC.org/wcf