Since 1963, Southern Baptist churches in Greater Cleveland have partnered in evangelism, missions, Bible study, stewardship, Christian education, and benevolence.

Our Mission:

As a network of churches in Greater Cleveland, we demonstrate our love for God by partnering to offer the people of our city and region hope through the grace and forgiveness of Jesus and genuine spiritual community through our churches.


Cleveland Hope (formally known as The Greater Cleveland Baptist Association) is in friendly cooperation with the State Convention of Baptists in Ohio and the Southern Baptist Convention.

Cleveland Hope exists for at least five aims ... using the acronym “A.C.T.S. 1:8”: Advancing current leaders, Cultivating Church Health, Training new leaders, Starting new churches, and 1:8 - Multiplying our mission to the Nations
— Darin Avery, Associational Mission Strategist