THE CHURCH OF GOD IN CHRIST IS A CHURCH OF THE LORD JESUS CHRIST IN WHICH THE WORD OF GOD IS PREACHED, ORDINANCES ARE ADMINISTERED AND THE DOCTRINE OF SANCTIFICATION OR HOLINES IS EMPHASIZED, AS BEING ESSENTIAL TO THE SALVATION OF MANKIND.
TO SEE GOD'S PEOPLE TRANSFORMED THROUGH THE POWER OF THE GOSPEL. TO CREATE AN ATMOSPHERE OF UNCONDITIONAL LOVE WHERE GOD'S PEOPLE CAN COME FREELY. TO DEVELOP LEADERS AND THE GIFTS THAT GOD HAS GIVEN THEM. TO PROVIDE A SPACE WHERE ALL BELIEVERS FEEL LOVED, INCLUDED AND INSPIRED.
Winning souls for Jesus through UNCONDITIONAL love; bringing the BELIEVER to Christ-like maturity through the WORD of GOD. Establishing them as HOLY GHOST filled LEADERS; and EQUIPPING them for ministry within the home, church and world mission. Fulfilling OUR purpose to GLORIFY God's name!
ARCHIE R. HOPKINS JR.
Bishop Archie Hopkins, Jr. is a dynamic preacher and visionary leader. His passion is to build the kingdom and see as many people as possible discover the love of Jesus Christ. Archie's leadership, vision, passionate speaking, and unwavering faith in the truth of God's word is transparent in every aspect of New Direction Community Church.
STACEY E. HOPKINS
Pastor Stacey is a dynamic minister and leading lady! Her heart is to create a safe space for other leading ladies in the kingdom. A space for friendship, transparancy and support. Pastor Stacey truly has a passion to see the women of God liberated, developed, discipled and effectively operating in the gifts that God has for their lives.
Bishop A.R. Hopkins Jr. and Pastor Stacey E. Hopkins began pastoring Victory Temple Ministries in Portland, Oregon in 1997. With a handful of existing members, they began to develop the small congregation into a diverse group of hundreds.
In 2002, Bishop led the congregation to establish a local outreach ministry to feed and clothe the homeless every Saturday on the streets of Portland. An invitation to attend our Sunday worship service followed by a hot meal was extended. Through this outreach ministry many have given their lives to Jesus Christ, become a part of our awesome family and are now leaders within the ministry.
By the grace of God the ministry has expanded internationally! In 2005, a daughter church was planted in Kumasi, Ghana; and shortly thereafter, in 2008, another daughter church was planted in Zombo Lawra, Africa. Our second campus, in Vancouver, Washington, was also planted in 2008!
Bishop A.R. Hopkins Jr. and Pastor Stacey Hopkins have been married for over thirty years and are the proud parents of three adult children, Nicole, Christopher and Kendra, one son-in-law, Kevin, and five grandchildren, Zion, Natalia, Kendall, Kyrah and KR.
Our leaders feel they have been called to redirect and refocus the body of Christ back to the directive of the "Great Commission" of saving souls! Their passion is to support and develop Pastors and leaders by bringing them back to "seek ye first the kingdom of God and all His righteousness," through conferences and crusades around the world. They strive to equip the body to be strategic and prepared to fulfill their purpose to win souls for the kingdom of God.