Biking for Words of Hope


As registration for our Near + Far 5K takes off, Words of Hope had one of our Board of Directors take physical activity to the next level: Doug Van Beek had an idea to do his own Bike-a-thon as a way to raise money for Words of Hope!  Doug is going to ride his bike starting on May 10th through May 15th from Tipton, California to San Diego, California—about a 350 mile journey! Doug is an avid bike rider. He …

Together We Give


In this time of uncertainty, the fundamental truths of Scripture give us hope. We know that when we work to share the hope of Christ together, lives can be changed, and whole families and communities can come to faith.

Covid-19 Update

English, Worldwide

We are uncertain about the final resolution of the COVID-19 outbreak. However, we are certain in the strength of the living hope that only Jesus offers. During this time we look to his comfort, protection, and peace. The state of Michigan (where Words of Hope’s home office is located) has enacted a “Stay Home, Stay Safe” order to curb the spread of the virus. The Words of Hope team continues to work during this time to create hope-filled resources for …

Prayer and Eggs


Early in the morning, on the third Wednesday of every month, a group gathers at the Words of Hope office in Grand Rapids, Michigan. They come for a serious reason: to pray for Words of Hope and its staff, ministries, and listeners around the world. But the visitors have fun, too. Friendly conversation over breakfast is also on the agenda! This gathering, for prayer and breakfast in the Words of Hope office, has been happening once a month for more …

Introducing New President Rev. Jon Opgenorth

Presidential Update, Worldwide

Words of Hope is excited to introduce Rev. Jonathan Opgenorth as the ministry’s next President. Rev. Opgenorth succeeds Rev. David Bast as President. “I am confident that God has called Jon to this role,” says Rev. Bast. “I am excited to see how God will use him to lead Words of Hope in new and wonderful ways to advance God’s kingdom and build Christ’s church in the world’s hard places.” Rev. Opgenorth comes to Words of Hope from Orange City, …

Presidential Search


We are currently searching for a new President. If you think you, or someone you know, would be a good fit for this key leadership position, please read the position description and the accompanying information packet. If you would like to be considered as a candidate, please follow the instructions below. How to Apply If you are interested applying for the position of President of Words of Hope, please submit a resume and a letter of interest to our Search …