Since 1963, we have promoted the cooperation of Southern Baptist churches in Greater Cleveland in the works of evangelism, missions, Bible study, stewardship, Christian education, and benevolence.

Our Mission

Cleveland Hope exists to Love God, Serve Cleveland, and Impact the Globe. As a growing network of churches located in Greater Cleveland, we love God best by offering real hope through Jesus Christ, whose life-transforming message of forgiveness and grace empowers us to help individuals and OFFER genuine 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