The Mount Hope Baptist Church Stephen Ministry is a spiritual care model that offers hope for recovery in times of grief, unemployment, illness and other moments of crises and stress. Through one-to-one lay caring relationships, our Stephen Ministers walk alongside our parishioners and non-parishioners through seasons of despair, dismay and distress, and provide high-quality, confidential, Christ-centered care to those who are hurting. As the process of healing and wholeness occurs, our care receivers experience an encounter with God using disciplines of the Christian faith that promote transformation through the liberating power of God’s Holy Spirit. 


To receive spiritual care and support in times of need including bereavement and grief, divorce, job loss, chronic, terminal illness, or other life crisis, please contact Rev. Dr. Sharon K. Jones at or fill out the form below.


Bear one another’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians 6:2, NRSV).



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Over the years, well over one-and-a-half million people have benefited from the one-to-one, Christ-centered care of a Stephen Minister. This care is entirely confidential—no one knows the identity of a care receiver except for his or her Stephen Minister and the pastor or Stephen Leader who paired the two together. The care receivers featured here stepped forward willingly to share their stories.

Therefore, whenever we have opportunity, we should do good to everyone-especially to those in the family of faith. Galatians 6:10


We Are Here For You. Every person who faces life struggles needs someone who will walk along side them, to listen to them, and to be there for them.  We are here to provide you with distinctively Christian care and support because no one should ever have to go through life's most tragic moments alone.

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