About Us

Dr. Rik Stevenson—Senior Pastor

Dr. Rik Stevenson serves as the Senior Pastor of City Hope Ministries. He has held this position since September 2003. Dr. Stevenson was the founder and Director of Research for the Los Angeles Black Church History Project, a collaborative research effort between the University of California at Los Angeles, the University of Southern California and Fuller Theological Seminary. He is also the former Assistant Director of African-American Ministries at Fuller Theological Seminary and was a member of the adjunct faculty at Fuller Seminary. Dr. Stevenson is also the former Director of Research Projects at The Southern California School of Ministry. He presently serves as an adjunt professor at Grand Rapids Theological Seminary and Grand Valley State University. Click here for Pastor's bio as an incoming PhD student at Michigan State University. Pastor will be conducting research into the origins and development of Black Churches in Grand Rapids, Michigan between the years of 1854 and 1920. The goal of this study is to present a systematic and chronological narrative of the origins of the Churches in the Black community. Please remember him in prayer as he begins this important academic work.

Elder Fred McGary—Maintenance
Ms. Nikki Devlin—Administrative Assistant

Ron Jimmerson, Chairperson
DonNae House
Fred McGary
Jeff Mills