What is Rising Hope?

Welcome to Rising Hope Mission Church, A United Methodist Congregation

Established in 1996 by Pastor Emeritus Rev. Dr. Keary Kincannon, Rising Hope Mission strives to be a community that reflects life in the Kingdom of God. We believe that Jesus came to proclaim a message of radical welcome and inclusion for all of God’s children. We have a saying here that encapsulates the heart of this welcome, “Love unconditionally because that is how God loves you, and include everyone in that love because the love of God in Christ Jesus excludes absolutely no one, and celebrate life because God’s grace is what makes life worth celebrating.” Love Unconditionally, Include Everyone, and Celebrate Life, this is the core of what we hope you will experience when you come to Rising Hope Mission, no exceptions.

Our primary focus at Rising Hope is to build intentional relationships and friendships amongst the least, lost, lonely and leftout of the Rt. 1 corridor south of Alexandria in Fairfax County. These relationships are forged through the meeting of basic needs through our food pantry, soup kitchen, homeless clothing closest, hypothermia shelter, and countless other need-based services. However, the foundation of what we do is worship, which is held nearly every day of the week in some capacity.

We are supported through an ever-growing community of volunteers, churches, and community support partners. The good news is that there is still room to grow with you! We hope you will come and visit us sometime soon.

Many Blessings,

Rev. Kameron M. Wilds

Lead Pastor