At Hope Alliance, Jesus is first. Everything else is second. It’s that simple. We can’t add to or
outdo Jesus. With that in mind, our church’s focus is to keep every aspect of what we do
simply about Him. In order to accomplish this calling, we are committed to four key priorities:
Our Key Priorities
The gospel is God’s story of love and restoration for the world. We believe that being rooted in this story and having it flavor everything we do – big and small – allows us to give and receive grace, find peace, and gain hope for life.
We embrace a relaxed atmosphere – a setting and structure that are easy to enter and a place where everyone is welcomed and accepted just as they are. At the same time, we believe that the best things grow deep. So we pursue depth in faith, teaching and relationships.
Too much in life is artificial! Our desire is to see people make a real connection to God and real connections to each other. We also want to help people connect to their unique, God-given calling so they can pursue it.
God’s gifts are meant to be shared. With this in mind, our aim is to see people come to embrace Jesus and grow, while investing themselves to make this happen in others as well. In the same way, we want to see our ministries and even our church reproduced.
Staff: Bethlehem Pastor, Directional Leader
Adam is the lead pastor of Hope Alliance. Before moving to Bethlehem to plant Hope, he served in two other churches outside of Philadelphia. He has earned an undergraduate degree in Bible from Cairn University and an MA in New Testament
from Biblical Seminary.
Adam is committed to helping people understand the gospel in a deeper way. His teaching is relational and concentrates on telling God’s holistic, redemptive story through Jesus. He is passionate about helping others connect their story to God’s story. In his free time, Adam loves to read some good history, catch an episode of Seinfeld, or experience the highs and lows of being a diehard Philadelphia sports fan. However, his greatest joy is spending time with his wife Rachel and their two
boys Jackson and Tyler
Staff: Worship Leader
Adam Thomson is the worship leader at Hope Alliance. He earned his degree in music performance from Toccoa Falls College in Georgia, and after bouncing around for a few years met and married his amazing wife, Tara. They have a daughter, Cassidy, who is the cutest girl ever. When he is not leading worship, Adam enjoys spending time with his family, watching the Phillies and the Eagles, and striving to play guitar like Lincoln Brewster.
Adam is driven to lead others with his musical gifts to encounter God and the grace that is offered because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He considers it an honor and a privilege to lead the people at Hope Alliance in song each week.
A multi-congregational church
Believing that true life is only found in Jesus, we want everyone to know and take hold of this life and freedom. So, we have sought to create a structure that provides a path to truly pursue Him. Our multi-congregational church seeks to provide people across the Lehigh Valley with points of connection to the gospel and places to belong with others exploring following Jesus.
Part of “The Alliance”
Hope Alliance Church is part of The Christian and Missionary Alliance – a family of over 2,000 churches in the United States and thousands of other churches and church groups in dozens of other countries around the world. The Alliance has a rich history dating back nearly 125 years with a focus on missionary work and a central emphasis on Jesus Christ.