City Hope Ministries was founded in 1989 as Northeast Urban Church Planting. Rev Owen Carr had the vision to plant churches along the Boston – Washington Corridor. He recruited Rev Otto Wegner, who planted 8 churches in Northern New Jersey area. In 2000, Rev Wegner was called to Philadelphia, PA. Rev Paul Valerius took over as Executive Director and changed the name to City Hope Ministries to better reflect developing ministries that impact the city with hope. Since then, he has planted 3 additional churches in Newark, NJ and opened Mighty Oaks Learning Center. We continue to seek the Lord for opportunities to transform society through the gospel.