Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny

Spirited, Growing, Christ-Centered Ankeny, IA
Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny

Plan Your Visit

Offices at:
1924 SW 3rd St
Ankeny, IA 50023-2410

(515) 964-5586


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Who We Are

Hope's Mission
"Reach out to the world around us and share the everlasting love of Jesus Christ!"

Hope's Vision
"To be a Spirited (Acts 2), Growing (Matthew 28), and Christ-centered (John 13) community filled with hope!"

Lutheran Church of Hope is one of the fastest growing Lutheran churces in the nation and is active in local and world missions.
Lutheran Church of Hope Ankeny was launched in 2006 and is the first satalllite congregation of LCOH.

About Us

Casual, Friendly, Young families, Lots of kids, Down to Earth, Inclusive

Children's Ministry, Youth Group, Missions, Nursery, Adult Education, Food Pantry, Addiction/Recovery


Lutheran (ELCA)




Our Services

What are services like?
Contempory music with relevant messages.

What is the community like?
Young, enthusiastic and growing deeper and wider.

What if I'm not a Christian?
We encourage those with questions to check us out. We also offer Alpha 2-3 times a year. Alpha offers an opportunity to explore the Christian faith in a relaxed, non-threatening manner over nine thought-provoking weekly sessions.

Leadership View all

Scott Rains

Scott Rains grew up on a farm outside New Providence, Iowa and graduated from Eldora-New Providence High School. After earning a Communication degree from Central College in Pella, IA Scott began work as a Youth Pastor in Des Moines. Scott married Wendy in '97 and moved to Portland, OR where Scott earned his Master of Divinity from George Fox Evangelical Seminary. While in seminary Scott joined the staff of an ELCA church plant, Community of Christ Church. From 2001-2006 Scott was the pastor of Buffalo Friends Church near Davenport. Scott and Wendy have six children, Dalton, Hadley, Kiley, Kemble, Shayden and Saphron.

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