Living Hope Church exists to help people find and follow Jesus.
Our passion is to serve our community, meeting people where they are, and encouraging them to take a step in order to discover the Kingdom of God in real life.


• In the verbal inspiration of the Bible.
• In one God eternally existing in three persons; namely, the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost.
• That Jesus Christ is the only begotten Son of the Father, conceived of the Holy Ghost, and born of the Virgin Mary. That Jesus was crucified, buried, and raised from the dead. That He ascended to heaven and is today at the right hand of the Father as the Intercessor.
• That all have sinned and come short of the glory of God and that repentance is commanded of God for all and necessary for forgiveness of sins.
• That justification, regeneration, and the new birth are wrought by faith in the blood of Jesus Christ.
• In sanctification subsequent to the new birth, through faith in the blood of Christ; through the Word, and by the Holy Ghost.
• Holiness to be God’s standard of living for His people.
• In the baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to a clean heart.
• In speaking with other tongues as the Spirit gives utterance, and that it is the initial evidence of the baptism of the Holy Ghost.
• In water baptism by immersion, and that all who repent should be baptized in the name of the Father,  the Son, and the Holy Ghost.
• Divine healing is provided for all in the atonement.
• In the Lord’s Supper and washing of the saints’ feet.
• In the premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the righteous dead and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years.
• In the bodily resurrection; eternal life for the righteous, and eternal punishment for the wicked.


  • Repentance. Mark 1:15; Luke 13:3; Acts 3:19.
  • Justification. Romans 5:1; Titus 3:7.
  • Regeneration. Titus 3:5.
  • New birth. John 3:3; 1 Peter 1:23; 1 John 3:9.
  • Sanctification subsequent to justification. Romans 5:2; 1 Corinthians 1:30; 1 Thessalonians 4:3; Hebrews 13:12.
  • Holiness. Luke 1:75; 1 Thessalonians 4:7; Hebrews 12:14.
  • Water baptism. Matthew 28:19; Mark 1:9, 10; John 3:22, 23; Acts 8:36, 38.
  • Baptism with the Holy Ghost subsequent to cleansing; the enduement of power for service. Matthew 3:11; Luke 24:49, 53; Acts 1:4-8.
  • The speaking in tongues as the Spirit gives utterance as the initial evidence of the baptism in the Holy Ghost. John 15:26; Acts 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:1-7.
  • The Church. Exodus 19:5, 6; Psalm 22:22; Matthew 16:13-19; 28:19,20; Acts 1:8; 2:42-47; 7:38; 20:28; Romans 8:14-17: 1 Corinthians 3:16, 17; 12:12-31; 2 Corinthians 6:6-18; Ephesians 2:19-22; 3:9, 21; Philipians 3:10; Hebrews 2:12; 1 Peter 2:9; 1 John 1:6, 7; Revelation 21:2, 9; 22:17.
  • Spiritual gifts. 1 Corinthians 12:1, 7, 10, 28, 31; 1 Corinthians 14:1.
  • Signs following believers. Mark 16:17-20; Romans 15:18, 19; Hebrews 2:4.
  • Fruit of the Spirit. Romans 6:22; Galatians 5:22, 23; Ephesians 5:9; Philippians 1:11.
  • Divine healing provided for all in the Atonement. Psalm 103:3; Isaiah 53:4, 5; Matthew 8:17; James 5:14-16; 1 Peter 2:24.
  • The Lord’s Supper. Luke 22:17-20; 1 Corinthians 11 : 2 3 – 2 6.
  • Washing the saints’ feet. John 13:4-17; 1 Timothy 5:9, 10.
  • Tithing and giving. Genesis 14:18-20; 28:20-22; Malachi 3:10; Luke 11:42 ; 1 Corinthians 16:2 ; 2 Corinthians 9:6-9 ; Hebrews 7:1-21.
  • Restitution where possible. Matthew 3:8; Luke 19:8, 9.
  • Premillennial second coming of Jesus. First, to resurrect the dead saints and to catch away the living saints to Him in the air. 1 Corinthians 15:52; 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17; 2 Thessalonians 2:1. Second, to reign on the earth a thousand years. Zechariah 14:4; 1 Thessalonians 4:14; 2 Thessalonians 1:7-10; Jude 14, 15; Revelation 5:10; 19:11-21; 20:4-6.
  • Resurrection. John 5:28, 29; Acts 24:15; Revelation 20:5, 6.
  • Eternal life for the righteous. Matthew 25:46; Luke 18:30; John 10:28; 
  • Romans 6:22; 1 John 5:11-13.
  • Eternal punishment for the wicked. No liberation nor annihilation. Matthew 25:41-46; Mark 3:29; 2 Thessalonians 1: 8, 9; Revelation 20:10-15; 21:8



We will demonstrate our commitment to Christ through our practice of the spiritual disciplines; we will demonstrate our commitment to the body of Christ through our loyalty to God and commitment to His church; and we will demonstrate our commitment to the work of Christ through our being good stewards.


We will engage in those activities which glorify God in our body and which avoid the fulfillment of the lust of the flesh. We will read, watch and listen to those things which are of positive benefit to our spiritual well-being.


We will live in a manner that inspires trust and confidence, bearing the fruit of the Spirit and seeking to manifest the character of Christ in all our behavior.


We will give priority to fulfilling family responsibilities, to preserving the sanctity of marriage and to maintaining divine order in the home.


We will practice temperance in behavior and will abstain from activities and attitudes which are offensive to our fellowman or which lead to addiction or enslavement.


We will demonstrate the scriptural principle of modesty by appearing and dressing in a manner that will enhance our Christian testimony and will avoid pride, elaborateness or sensuality.


It should be our objective to fulfill our obligations to society by being good citizens, by correcting social injustices, and by protecting the sanctity of life.


Know God

We consider reaching people who do not know God personally to be one of our greatest responsibilities. Our Sunday morning service, which is at 10:30 am in-person and 6:30 PM online, are for people at all stages in their spiritual journey, but are primarily designed for those who do not yet have a genuine relationship with God.

Find Freedom

We believe freedom, healing, and life change happens in the context of relationships. Our "Better Together Home Groups", which are held Thursdays at 6:30 pm, have one simple purpose: to bring people together. God created us to live in community with others, and it is only then that we can experience the full abundant life He intends for us. Discover how lives are changed in our small groups and how you can get involved.

Discover Purpose

Living Hope exists to help you discover and develop your purpose and live the full life God created for you. We want you to consider your next step. For some it will be making the decision to become a member and for others it may be getting baptized. We will also help you connect to the opportunities available at Living Hope, to live out your purpose, and serve others by using your God-given gifts by joining a ministry team.

Make a Difference

All of us were created by God to make a difference in the world around us. We believe God has a place for you where your unique abilities and passions can impact the lives of others. We believe your life will never make sense until you find, develop, and fulfill your purpose. We have partnerships within our community in which we serve that we call our "Dream Teams". These teams need volunteers to help the poor, serve the needy, and to walk alongside many who need the hope that Christ provides.


While God and the Bible are the ultimate authority for Living Hope, there is a leadership structure in place to keep the day-to-day operations and ministry of the church moving correctly. Pastor Mona provides oversight, vision, and guidance to the workings of the church, and most importantly the spiritual side of the church. Her heart is to develop and nurture the next generation to become great warriors for Christ. Pastor Mona serves at Living Hope with a passion to see people free by the Gospel of Jesus. Her passion is to make disciples of those who believe, and help them to become all they were created to be by God.

Pastor Mona Stephen

Lead Pastor

Mona serves as the lead Pastor a Living Hope Church of God in the northern region of New Brunswick. She was born in Ottawa and came to faith in her 20’s while studying nursing. She comes from a background of addiction, emotional and sexual abuse which left her broken and suicidal. Her faith in Christ has brought her healing and freedom from her traumatic experiences as a child. She now travels and teaches others to see beyond their circumstances and to learn how to depend on God’s faithfulness for their freedom. Her goal in life is to help others find the same freedom, healing, restoration, fulfilment and purpose that she has found in Christ. She desires for people to know the wonderful life-transforming power of God’s love and all that He has for them.

Pastor Glen Stephen


Pastor Glen Stephen has been in ministry for 49 years, serving God in many different capacities. He has evangelized in many countries as a missionary and served as a senior pastor for over 37 years. Now in his retirement years, he continues to walk closely with God and his people. He is a constant presence of encouragement in the community of believers. 


Doug Durette

Assistant to Pastor

Doug has been part of Living Hope for 20 years and has seen the transforming power of God working in and through his life by touching others and declaring the goodness and faithfulness of God while being changed from image to image for the glory of God. Doug has spent many years in service at Living Hope including youth ministry, sound ministry, worship ministry, and the teaching team. He is also currently serving on the Living Hope Church pastoral team. Doug has a heart for Truth and a passion to speak the Word of God so that others may find the everlasting joy, peace, and freedom through Christ that he has found.

Jonathan Stephen

Youth Leader

After walking away from God at a young age, Jonathan began his faith journey anew in his early 20’s with a renewed passion for the things of the Lord, and seeing people transformed with new life. Accepting Jesus’s forgiveness and choosing to follow Him was the first step into living the Christian life along-side others in ministry for over 10 years. After two years in Bible school at the Summit International School of Ministry, located in the United States, Jonathan returned home to work alongside his parents at Living Hope Church. Jon serves in leadership roles such as the teaching team, worship ministry, and is currently our youth leader. Jonathan also serves faithfully on our pastoral team.

Erica Lavallee

Pastor of Resources

Erica’s passion for church ministry comes from the great healing and deliverance that God has brought to her own personal life. She has a great desire to help others find the very freedom and relationship that she has found in Christ. Erica's heart is greatly moved for children and those who seek to be discipled. In essence, her true focus is people. Erica has been trained through her many years as a school teacher and exercises this gifting through the teaching of the Word, serving on our teaching team, leading worship, activity planning, discipleship, and is currently our children’s church ministry leader.

Ashley Sadden


Ashley came to salvation in her mid 20's and has experienced the transforming power of of a new life in Christ ever since. She has been part of Living Hope for approximately 10 years and is passionate and diligent in serving God's people and being part of the church body. She continues to use her giftings of service, leadership, and administration in the day to day life and function of the church. She works closely alongside the pastoral team and plays a pivotal role in the organization and oversight of the different ministries, events, and communications of the church. She is honored to be a part of the leadership of this church and is excited to see what God has in store for the future of Living Hope as God leads and guides.