At Hope City Church, The Hope Centre, and Higher Grounds Coffee House, we're here to help you to become everything that God created you to be.

Our Mission Statement is to REACH people with the Good News of Jesus, RESTORE the reign of God in our lives, and REPRODUCE followers of Jesus Christ.

We like to say that "Church is not where you go; it's who we are!"


Brenda Powling

Ministry Associate (Administration),

Case Manager & Counselling

Brenda brings insightful care and much experience to the team.  She has worked in residential rehabs, recovery groups, community outreaches, individual counselling services, opiate advisory committees, youth groups and led the initiative to open a winter shelter in Alliston.  She has taught about addictions and mental health in high schools, churches and community groups.  Brenda is all about connection and passionately believes that there is hope for healing and change through community.

Brenda's primary role is the Programme Director and Case Manager for Hope House Barrie, including her counselling ministry, and she assists with the leadership and administration of all Hope Barrie ministries.

Kevin Mast

Lead Pastor,

Executive Director - Hope Centre

Husband. Father. Follower of Jesus. Here by grace alone. "I want to be known for knowing Jesus."  Kevin just wants to help people to follow Jesus.  As Hope's Pastor, "PK" is the cultural architect and ministry catalyst, empowering others to serve and to move the mission of Jesus forward in our city, one life at a time.

Kevin is a gifted preacher and teacher, and finds one-on-one discipleship and leadership development to be the most life-giving and rewarding part of his role.  With an "apostolic" gifting, Kevin is responsible for vision-casting and launching several ministries that have and continue to produce new and growing followers of Jesus.


Planned for 2020

Ministry Associate


We are not currently recruiting for this position.  

Rachel Bates

Higher Grounds

Assistant Manager

God has allowed Rachel to work in several different areas of the food industry for over ten years now. To say that she’s a fan of coffee would be an understatement! Whether it’s an upscale cafe or a tiny coffee house Rachel loves the atmosphere coffee shops provide. Now, she has the opportunity to be a part of one all while sharing Jesus through the ordinary act of serving coffee with a smile.

Rachel conducts community outreach through fostering relationships at Higher Grounds, leads and coaches people to become all they were created to be, and she also leads worship at Hope City Church.


Custodian Ministry

This limited, part-time position is currently vacant and is being staffed by our ministry intern and volunteers.

We are not recruiting for this position at this time.


Would you like to know more? Contact us!

© 2019 Hope City Church Barrie

34 Mary Street, Barrie ON L4N1S8

705-503-HOPE (4673)


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