Eric Hoke

All Saints Church, New York
Lead Church Planter
South Bronx  New York
All Saints Church
March 26
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About My Family

Eric and Sarah Hoke planted All Saints Church in the South Bronx of New York City. Their church started around their dining room table with a few friends eating tacos and now impacts people from about a dozen different nations all residing in their ZIP code.

Eric and Sarah have been married since 2011, lived in New York City since 2014 and love all that life and ministry in a city like New York has to offer. Eric and Sarah have one daughter, Lydia, who was born in May 2018. Sarah is a labor and delivery nurse at a hospital in uptown Manhattan, and Eric is a corporate trainer. The Hokes love biking around the city, trying new restaurants, hiking, camping, snowboarding, traveling and spending time with family and friends.

About My Church Plant

All Saints Church is a scrappy multicultural church plant that exists to make disciples and plant churches. Our church is about one-third first generation Americans coming from countries like Trinidad, Dominican Republic, Lebanon, the Netherlands, Finland, Venezuela, Mexico and Ghana, just to name a few. The average age of our congregation is 27, and half are single. About 20 percent of our Sunday attendees are not Christians or not sure where they stand spiritually. We like keeping it that way. God's vision for All Saints Church is that it would be a catalytic movement of His grace that develops men and women to be trained and sent out to make disciples and plant churches. The goal is not to be the largest church in the Bronx, but to expand our reach to the corners of the world and to see His glory impact nations.

NAMB Church Planting

Demonstrated Christian character is essential for missionaries and chaplains to gain credibility and build community. A missionary is a person who, in response to God's call and gifting, leaves his or her comfort zone and crosses cultural, geographic or other barriers to proclaim the gospel and live out a Christian witness in obedience to the Great Commission. The North American Mission Board supports missionaries serving across the United States, Canada and their territories. Churches are the missionary incubators and sending centers for missionaries through the Southern Baptist Convention. Missionaries serve in a variety of settings and face tremendous challenges. But the rewards are tremendous and life-changing. Missionaries have the privilege to represent their church and their Father in sharing the gospel as the primary focus of their activity. If you are interested in pursuing next steps as a potential missionary or chaplain from your church, explore the possibilities at namb.net/send-me.

Pray

For the Lord to soften the hearts of the people in our ZIP code toward a God who loves and pursues them. For reconciliation between races, classes, nationalities and genders. For missions teams who are willing to come get their hands dirty in moving the mission forward. For partner churches and individuals who will invest in this ministry with their finances.

Participate

We are open to receiving short-term missions teams. We hold a two-day vision trip every year for partners and potential partners. E-mail us for more info! We are grateful for people who are willing to give a season of their life to the ministry of the gospel in our context. We love when people pray for us, and we have a private Facebook group for our prayer team, if you're interested in joining.
Many missionaries build a team to join their ministry in prayer, participation, and provision. These friends, family and churches support missionaries beyond the tithes and offerings given within the church plant. Visit sendnetwork.com/PlanterFunding for NAMB's policy on providing for church plants.
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