Pastor Justin & Amber Spina
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Pastor Justin embodies the heart of Hope, that tomorrow can be greater than today, and brings his enthusiasm to the congregation. He trusts God entirely with every aspect of his life, believing that God will always make a way and meet every need, and he is devoted to spreading this message.
Pastor Justin has been faithfully serving in church since the age of 13. He has been on staff at HopeUC since 2005. He started as Director of Media, Student Ministries for four years, and Executive Pastor for five years.
He has always taken a hands-on approach from ministry to the logistics of running the church. Because he has served everywhere and for so long, he has a tremendous working knowledge of all areas of operation, making him uniquely positioned as Lead Pastor to understand and nurture the people and the gifts of those who call Hope home.
Throughout his leadership he has been someone people admire. He is very approachable and kind with strong relational skills and makes you feel at home at Hope from the very first day.
One of his greatest core values is family. Pastor Justin married Amber in 2007, and they have three beautiful children: Jake, Hudson, and Harper. He is an amazing father and husband and honors God in his day-to-day conduct. Amber is very involved in the Sisters ministry, and together they are passionate about spreading the message of Hope & Grace throughout North America and the world.
By God’s grace we pray that HopeUC will always be a body, a church, a family and a home that is defined by God’s presence. Worshipful, missional, prayerful, generational, creative, generous, thankful, authentic and completely passionate about people responding to the message of salvation. And with a shout that resounds through every part of our lives that HOPE is a person, and His name is Jesus.
The Word is Our Foundation
But don’t just listen to God’s word. You must do what it says. Otherwise, you are just fooling yourselves.
James 1:22 NLT
Worship is Our Honor
Honour the Lord for the glory of his name.
Worship the Lord in the splendour of his holiness.
Active participation and patterns of worship, explain and express our faithfulness.
Psalm 29:2 NLT
Community is Our Heartbeat
Reach In: Community of Faith
Reach Out: Mission to people outside of us.
Reach Down: Generational empowerment is our legacy.
Reach Up: Follow a Leader.
For I long to visit you so I can bring you some spiritual gift that will help you grow strong in the Lord. When we get together, I want to encourage you in your faith, but I also want to be encouraged by yours.
Romans 1:11-12 NLT
His Presence is Our Passion
And the church is his body; it is made full and complete by Christ,
who fills all things everywhere with himself.
Alignment with God’s authority & structures, allows His power and gifts to flow.
Ephesians 1:23 NLT