Be joyful in HOPE,
patient in affliction,
faithful in prayer.
Share with the Lord’s
people who are in need.
Romans 12:12-13

Hope is a mission congregation serving the Cedar Park/Leander area of Central Texas.  

In 2011, the Evangelical Lutheran Synod sent Pastor Brad Kerkow and his family to start this new congregation.

Hope purchased land in 2012 across the road from the Williamson County Regional Park. For 7 years Hope’s Members worshiped at the pastor’s house on the big veranda that is on the land. (see photo above)

Hope in 2016 called a second missionary, Pastor Ruiz & his family, to help with Hope’s mission work in the surrounding area!

In 2017, Hope built a new sanctuary on the land next to the pastor’s home which was finished in late fall of 2017!

In 2021 Pastor Kerkow received a call to become the Evangelism Mission Counselor for the Synod.

Rev. Jerry Gernander was then called to serve at Hope in 2022 and is currently our pastor.

Also in 2022 one of our members, Peter Estrem Jr., entered the Bethany Theological Lutheran Seminary. We were blessed to have him preach for us during one of his visits to his home in 2023.

Please contact the church if you would like to be a part of this exciting congregation in our Lord’s Kingdom!!