About Us

Come. Be Seen. Be Heard. Be Known. Belong in the Beloved Community of Hope+Elim! 

Welcome to Hope+Elim! We invite you to come and experience God’s love and be transformed by his word. Come just as you are and join us on our mission to reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ! 

That mission is at the heart of everything we do and everything we offer. If you’re looking for a perfect church, this definitely isn’t it! However, if you’re looking for a place to belong, to make an impact through service and, most important, to grow in your relationship with Jesus, there’s a place for you here!

So, look around, and if you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to us or any one of our incredible staff.

Welcome to Hope+Elim – we’re glad you’re here! 

– Pastor Brian Brown 

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Our Story

In 2020, Hope Des Moines and Elim Christian Fellowship merged for the sake of God’s kingdom, embracing unity and reconciliation as Hope+Elim, led by pastors Jon Anenson and Brian Brown in the Drake neighborhood. 

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Our Staff

We look forward to meeting you and helping you find places to grow and serve!