Real Hope Community Church - Houston
In the summer of 2015, God called our families to plant a life-giving church in the diverse, rapidly-growing area of West Houston. The heartbeat of RHCC is to infuse the real hope of Jesus Christ into our local community and to see that hope reverberate beyond our area to communities around the globe
A Glance at our Area
Why are we planting RHCC in Fort Bend County? Simply put, we live in a fast-growing, ethnically diverse, relatively secular community with significant spiritual and material needs and very few churches to meet those needs.
Fort Bend is one of the fastest-growing counties in the country. According to the Census Bureau, Fort Bend's population grew by 17 percent from 2010 to 2014, to about 685,000. The population is now well over 700,000, & is the single most ethnically diverse county in America.
60% of the county professes zero religious affiliation.
The two neighboring cities of Katy and Sugar Land have been recently connected by a toll road, and the undeveloped areas along that road (where we are planting) are rapidly growing. There are very few churches in the area where we are planting Real Hope.
We will meet at Adolphus Elementary School
7910 Winston Ranch Pkwy, Richmond, TX 77406
(near the Palladium and Gallery Furniture)
Lead Pastor: Ryan Lokkesmoe
Ryan Lokkesmoe grew up in the Dallas area, where he met his wife Ashley in their high school youth group. They were married in 2006 and have two beautiful children, Luke (3) and Nora (9 mos). Prior to Real Hope, Ryan served in a variety of ministry roles since 2000, including youth, worship, and discipleship ministries.
Ryan earned his Master’s degree in New Testament at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary and his PhD in Biblical Studies at the University of Denver. He is the author of Blurry: Bringing Clarity to the Bible and has written for LifeWay, Relevant Magazine, and Patheos Evangelical.
Music is a big part of Ryan’s life. He has played in many bands through the years (guitar and drums) and is a big fan of The Beatles. Ryan is a history buff, roots for the Boston Red Sox, and follows current events closely. More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his family.
Executive Pastor: Jenny Jones
Jenny Jones believes Houston is the best city on the planet and that is why she has never left! She met her husband, Chad, and added four children to their family all while living in this great city. Before starting her role as the Executive Pastor at Real Hope, Jenny served in full time ministry since 2005.
She earned her BA in Christianity and Political Science from Houston Baptist University and is currently working on a Master’s degree in Applied Biblical Studies from Moody Bible Institute. She has guest posted on various ministry and leadership blogs and will be releasing her first book in the Fall of 2016.
In her not so free time, she enjoys doing Crossfit and binge watching Netflix – generally not both at the same time. She also has an odd obsession with presidential history and has a goal of visiting every presidential library in her lifetime. And finally, she hopes that despite reading this bio you still give Real Hope Community Church a try!
Student Pastor: Percy Hudson
Percy Hudson was born in Dallas, TX, but spent the majority of his life growing up in a small town 40 miles East called Wills Point with his adopted family. He met his wife, Marin, at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and they were married in 2013 and now have their first child, Knox. Percy has been involved in ministry since 2007 leading and training others in Worship, Small Groups and Next Generation ministries.
Percy earned his Bachelor of Arts in Church History at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor and is looking forward to pursuing further education in the near future.
Percy grew up wanting to be exactly like Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson who he knew from the WWE, so when "The Rock" became the Tooth Fairy, Percy decided to help kids of all ages. Infants, children, teenagers, and even older kids, who like him, have kids themselves. Percy enjoys listening to and playing music, watching cartoons on Saturday mornings, board games, and being around other people.