Steve Karma

Lead Pastor

Our Lead Pastor, Steve Karma, has a passion for preaching, systematic theology, building the Kingdom and weight-lifting. He is married to Abigail and together they have their son Timothy



Josh Fox

Youth MinistryJosh is married to Claire and oversees our youth and children’s ministry. He has a passion to see young people grow in their faith and become all that God has destined them to be

Meet the team

Together with many volunteers from our congregation, out primary role is to run Hope Church and help create a welcoming and friendly community at the centre of Lancaster, with a passion to see the transformative power of the gospel made known. We look after our congregation as much as we look after those in need outside of the four walls of our church. Our Ministries and Missions touch people near and far.



Sarah Bainbridge

OutreachSarah Bainbridge oversees our outreach, including our new Adullam Project. Through this, Celebrate Recovery and other areas, she is passionate to see lives being transformed by Jesus

David Ramm

DiscipleshipDavid Ramm oversees our discipleship ministry, and in particular our life groups that meet across the city. His focus is to see people fulfill their God-given potential as we learn how to really do life together

Paul Henderson

BuildingsPaul Henderson oversees everything relating to our building. His heart is that when people walk through our doors they feel welcome and see a church filled with people loving Jesus

Kath Leigh

TreasurerKath Leigh oversees our church finances so that we are able to wisely manage the resources God has gives us so that we can release finance for ministry and to unlock our potential