Who We Are


Our Vision

We seek to evangelize and equip people with the gospel of Jesus Christ, in spirit and truth, for the glory of God.

The Refuge of Hope exists to glorify God through authentic worship and the proclamation of His Word and seeks to provide a place for everyone to come to know and experience Jesus Christ for themselves in the power of the Holy Spirit.

We believe that God loves everyone and that everyone is therefore important, and so we’ve striven to create an atmosphere where everyone feels welcome and comfortable to worship God with us.

If you were to walk into one of our services and look around at the people present, you would probably be struck by the different kinds of people there. You would probably see someone like you! Our congregation is composed of people of various races, ethnic origins, nationalities, ages, and social backgrounds. We are different in many ways, but we are united as a community by a common experience of the life-changing power of Jesus Christ.

The diversity of people in our congregation is reflected in the diversity of ministries at the Refuge of Hope. There is a place for everyone to be a part, but more importantly to be involved and to make a difference. We firmly believe that people are most happy and fulfilled when they have discovered God’s purpose for their lives and are actively pursuing it. And we are committed to helping everyone find their purpose and uncover the gifts that God has given them to serve Him and to bless others.

Our History

Our present location at 16060 Crosstown Blvd. NW, Andover, MN. was purchased from the Constance Evangelical Free Church in 1995. The Refuge of Hope is part of the United Pentecostal Church International, which has a worldwide constituency of more than 4 million in over 32,000 congregations in 177 countries.

Reaching Out

We’re genuinely excited about what God is doing at the Refuge of Hope, as well as throughout Minnesota, the United States, and around the world. We also support missions programs in the United States and abroad, including humanitarian needs. We currently support 52 missionary families in 44 countries with monthly offerings and prayer.