Johnny Upchurch

One Hope Church ,
Lead Church Planter
One Hope Church
May 16
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About My Family

My beautiful wife, April, and I have been married for 10 years. Every year is a new journey through which the Lord strengthens and teaches us. We have one outgoing, funny and spirited son, Micah. Micah is 3 years old. He is a huge part of our ministry. He loves meeting new people and inviting them to church.

About My Church Plant

As a RePlant, we are living proof that our God is capable doing that which others deem impossible. After years of decline, Hillside Baptist Church came to a point where they were faced with a decision. Do we close the doors or do we trust that God is not done with us?

In 2019, they voted to be replanted as One Hope Church. We are a church located in a city of 130,000, which is projected to grow to 180,000 by 2030. Our city only has one established Southern Baptist church and remains largely unreached.

We are a church that is passionately seeking Christ and desires to see the kingdom of God transform the world. We believe that God desires to begin this work in our city, through our church, homes, places of work and families. Our desire is to see the kingdom expand and transform the world, beginning in East Greeley.

NAMB Church Planting

Millions living in North America have not been reached with the gospel. But a new church makes change possible in an unreached neighborhood.
Send Network church planters immerse themselves in a community, learning the rhythms and culture as they establish relationships with the lost. A church plant grows out of the evangelism efforts of the planter and his core team.


Pray for boldness to share the gospel and open hearts among the people of our city. Pray that through One Hope Church more people would come to saving faith and live on mission. Please pray for favor in the city and in the specific communities in which our members live across the city.


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