Our Mission & Vision                                                                                                                                    

The Hope Center is a twelve-month residential programs. The program provides educational services, life-skills development, anger management, spiritual development, and job training. It also offers individuals who have found themselves in desperate situations a safe place to turn their lives around, as well as the lives of their families. Many of the individuals who enter The Hope Center have sought help in other programs with unsuccessful long-term changes. The Hope Center is different because it offers a dimension that most rehabilitation programs do not offer: special attention to spiritual development. Meeting physical and emotional needs is essential to recovery; however the process is limited when spiritual needs are not addressed. The vision of the project is to reach out to our community, to the very heart of those suffering, and help these men find their way out of their seemingly hopeless situations. In turn this affects their life, their families, and ultimately our very community. It's time to break the cycle and free our brothers, sisters, neighbors, and friends from the chains.  


In January 2006, The Hope Center of Pope County opened its doors to the first resident and has admitted numerous men since that time. This twelve-month residential rehabilitation program is designed to help men suffering from a combination of difficult situations ranging from depression, poverty, drug/substance abuse, and other addictions. The program is centered around treating the whole person: physically, emotionally, and spiritually.  

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ. Pastors

Pastor Earl Helton, Administrator

Sr. Pastors, Earl and Janine Helton have been involved in ministry for more than 25 years. Pastor Earl is committed to feeding the Body of Christ the how to of the gospel. Through dynamic preaching he helps the church love as God loves, serve with the example of Jesus, and live out the call of God empowered by the Holy Spirit. He continues to challenge believes to launch out and serve with the spirit of excellence as we reflect the glory of God. Janine Helton, Spiritual Development Director Janine is a passionate teacher that brings spiritual insight to help others know Gods life-changing power. She is committed to ministering to the hurting and those who feel powerless in their life situations. They have been married for over 30 years and have 3 children.    

ScottyScotty Manning, Program Manager