The Mission of Church Hope is to glorify God by providing rest, hope and encouragement to pastors through sabbatical relief and other ministries.

The Story and Dream of Church Hope: Brad Franklin
One of the greatest gifts I ever received as a pastor was when our elder board said, “We’d like you to have a sabbatical.” I have since enjoyed a sabbatical every five years, and these have been life-giving both to me and to our church. When pastors get a sabbatical, they receive a God-inspired gift that benefits both pastor and church for long-term health and effectiveness.

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Here are some of the ways we can help

  • Sabbatical Relief
  • Pastoral Coaching and Learning Cohorts
  • Elder Board Training/Coaching
  • Pulpit Supply
  • Other (as requested)


"Pastor Brad Franklin shepherded Lakeside Church with unwavering dedication for 36 years, building a vibrant, compassionate and service-oriented community. His personalized messages deliver profound biblical insights that resonate through the church body. Pastor Brad is a comforting force of kindness and.."

- Ian B. Cornell
Lakeside Church member

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"Having experienced Paul's care-filled pastoring through a difficult time at our church, I wholeheartedly endorse him as a wise teacher and gentle shepherd for God's people. His heart is not only for God's people to grow as faithful followers of the Lord, but that they also love their pastor well when he returns."

- Mike Anderson
Senior Pastor at Creekside Church, Merced CA

"Two ministry veterans have launched Church Hope, a long-overdue ministry! Brad Franklin and Paul Edwards have a combined 80 years of service in small and large churches. Besides their heart for serving pastors and the local church, they have a reservoir of pastoral wisdom and ministry experience that will bless a church of any size..."

- Dave Whitaker
President of Venture Churches

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11653 Territory Rd
Yucaipa, CA 92399