Creating a culture of worship, family and discipleship
BIBLICAL VALUES - Hope United is a non-denominational church that believes in the traditional Christian values that are expressed in the Bible.
COMMUNITY - We are a community of people that demonstrate the love of Christ in our action and fellowship.
WORSHIP - Hope is a worshiping church that believes in the power of praise and a lifestyle that honors who God is.
GROWTH - We are dedicated to partnering with people to grow and find God’s best for them.
MULTI CULTURAL/GENERATIONAL - Hope is a place that welcomes people from all backgrounds to find unity and peace in the presence of God.
History of Hope
In 1995 Apostle Duane and Prophet Deborah Swilley moved to South Florida with their family and a few close friends. There were no big underwriters, no big promises, and no building, but there was a dream God had placed in their hearts. Hope United started as a bible study in their home. Week after week it grew. Duane still traveled to raise funds for the young church while the rest of the team stayed in town to prepare for gatherings.
Hope went from a Bible study, to sharing a church facility in New River, to finally settling in their own place on the Golden Glades Interchange. Hope continued to move whenever God spoke, from Miami, to North Miami, to Cooper City, and finally Pembroke Pines.
Hope United has been known for love, creative arts, worship, innovative student ministry, children’s programs, family ministry and leadership development.
In 2013 Pastors Joshua and Keren Swilley became the new lead pastors of Hope United. Joshua and Keren served under the leadership of Duane and Deborah for many years and continue to serve Hope United with the same vision and heart. Before becoming lead pastors, Joshua and Keren served in many different capacities including; student pastors, worship leaders and administration.
Joshua and Keren are deeply dedicated to training and developing next generation thinkers and leaders. They come from a rich heritage of ministry, while bringing a fresh perspective of their own. Joshua and Keren have been married for 19 years and have three children. Esperanza, Christian and Ariella.