Our Mission: Sharing Hope With All People

Welcome to Hope Lutheran Church!

Located at 820 Lilley Ave.

Phone: (614) 258-6634


We invite you to come and see what God is doing here.

We particularly invite you in this season of Lent, when we seek more deeply to return to the Lord and listen for God’s voice. During these days leading up to Easter, we have extra opportunities to help us do exactly these things.

On Wednesdays at 11:00, we gather for a service of word, song, and prayer. On Wednesday evenings, we gather with other churches of the Eastside Fellowship Ministries to worship. The services start at 7:00, and are preceded with a soup and sandwich meal at 6:00. Hope will host this service on March 18.

We are an ethnically diverse congregation, ready to welcome you.

Hope is a unique place of worship and ministry that is racially diverse. Hope is a community congregation that is securely planted in the Driving Park District on the Southeast side of Columbus, Ohio. We offer various ministries within the community, especially through partnership with community agencies. On the third Saturday of each month, we are able to offer free produce. On the third Sunday of each month, we offer a free breakfast — featuring both good food and fellowship.

While our worship is liturgical, our music reflects the spirit of the congregation through gospel, jazz and blues and through our use of This Far by Faith - a Lutheran worship book that has been published to reflect the African-American tradition.

We are thankful for the unique opportunity to which God has called us. It is a blessing to be part of the Driving Park neighborhood, and a blessing to be a community of faith together. God has called us to live in hope, and share it. We invite you to come and see.

Come experience Hope!

In Christ

Pastor Julianne Smeck