Care Ministry

Meet the Care Pastor

Donnie Darr

Donnie oversees Hope’s Care Ministry. Donnie joined Hope’s staff in 2000. He served as Hope’s Youth Pastor for 6 years and has been Care Pastor since 2006. He loves Jesus and is passionate about helping and serving others. When he is not at Hope, Donnie enjoys playing golf, watching sports and spending time with his wife, Beth. He and Beth have 2 adult children.

Prayer + Visitation Requests

If you’d like to request prayer or for someone on our team to visit a loved one in the hospital, their home or a facility (rehabilitation, hospice, assisted living, etc), please use the forms below to let us know.

Financial + Practical Resources

If you’re in a difficult situation and would find it valuable to speak with a pastor or mission partner, we’re happy to listen and pray for you. Please just give us a call at 919.678.3637. 

Please note that Hope is not able to offer assistance for individual bills. 

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Encouragement and Counseling

Is life hard? Need someone to talk to? As a church, we want to make sure people feel known, loved and supported. Our Care Ministry Staff is available for confidential appointments to listen, offer Bible-based support and encouragement and recommend next steps. Call the church offices to set up an appointment or email our care staff.

Additionally, we partner with licensed Christian counselors for situations in need of next-level assistance. To receive a counselor recommendation contact us.

What is hindering you from being all that God called you to be?

Whether fear, shame, worry, sinful patterns or worldly distractions, God has a plan to clear the path so that you can “run the race” unhindered!

Let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles, and run with perseverance the race marked out for us.” [Heb.12:1]

Using God’s word and the power of prayer, trained volunteers will help you identify every hindrance and get back on course with Christ.

Sign up for an appointment with two team members in a safe and private setting.



Unhindered Testimonials

“Since my Unhindered Session, I am experiencing a greater sense of worth and belonging. I was drifting, and it helped me refocus. It felt freeing to let all sin out in the open. I know Jesus is with me always and has freed me from sin and helps me change.”

“During my Unhindered Session, God spoke tenderly and specifically to me to heal and free me from things that had weighed me down for years.”

“Unhindered brings freedom and joy! I would highly recommend taking the courageous step to walk in the freedom God has in store for you! I felt so at ease and cared for in my Unhindered Session and felt God’s presence with me. It was a freeing experience, and I left feeling such peace and assurance of God’s love for me as if weight was lifted from my shoulders. Thank you!”

“Just days after my Unhindered Session I felt for the first time in my life that I was completely free in God’s love because of the cross. Now, four months later, God continues to show me that no matter what happens or what mistakes I make, He is ultimately guiding me and molding me like clay in a potter’s hands.”

Care Classes

DivorceCare is a safe place to find support and healing from the pain of separation or divorce. During this 14-week video-based support group program, you’ll find helpful counsel to manage the emotional turmoil and practical tools for decision-making. 

If you’ve experienced sexual trauma, mend exists for you. Join us for our eight week class where we will address a few of the many residual struggles experienced as a result of sexual trauma.

Grief and loss is a journey, but you don’t have to walk it alone. If you’ve lost a loved one and are struggling with grief, you’re invited to find comfort and hope. This five-week class provides biblically based encouragement for the issues you may be facing.

Classes will return in fall of 2023. Click to view our Care Ministry classes.

Grief and loss is a journey – but you don’t have to walk through it alone. If you’ve lost a loved one and are struggling with grief, you’re invited to find comfort and hope. This five-week class provides biblically based encouragement for the issues you may be facing.

Grieving with Hope will return in fall of 2023.

MEND is a ministry for individuals affected by sexual trauma. We offer structured support through our MEND classes but also are available for individualized support. Our goal in both is to provide a safe and comfortable place for individuals to be believed, supported and encouraged on their healing journeys. Contact us ( with questions or for support.

Support Groups

We currently offer support groups for recovery, for those who have lost a spouse, and for those dealing with separation and divorce. Click below to view more on the available groups. 

Whether you are in a current struggle, have found freedom from something that had a hold on you, or just need some accountability, these groups are a safe place to shed light on the dark areas that we all have in our lives. We will bring Biblical principles to bear their weight on the issues we have, and celebrate together as we watch Jesus transform us the only way that actually works—from the inside out.

For more information, email

Losing a spouse is a significant loss that can turn life upside down. On top of experiencing grief, life adjustments are required which can prove to be very challenging. These groups aim to provide spiritual and practical encouragement to help.

Join us at the Raleigh campus Thursdays at 10:00 a.m. For more information, contact Nellie Greer at


The death of someone you love is very challenging. Planning a funeral or memorial service to honor, remember, and celebrate loved ones can feel overwhelming. Let Hope’s Care Ministry staff help you during this difficult time. We can help you plan your loved one’s memorial or funeral—and can lead your service, whether it’s held at Hope (depending on availability) or elsewhere.

Contact us or call the church office with questions.

Contact the Care Team

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