About Hope Bethlehem

Learn more about how we operate, what we believe, and our leadership

Simply Jesus.

Hope Bethlehem is part of the Hope Alliance Network, a multi-congregational church that meets across the Lehigh Valley.

We believe that true life is only found in Jesus, and we want to help you discover and experience that life and freedom too. We do this by focusing on 4 key values below.

Gospel Saturation

We want to be rooted in God’s story of love and restoration for the world.

Casual Depth

We embrace a relaxed and welcoming atmosphere as we pursue depth in faith, teaching and relationships.

Genuine Connections

Our desire is to see people make a real connection to God and real connections to each other.

Multiplication Mindset

We want to see people come to embrace Jesus and grow, while investing themselves to make this happen in others as well.

Hope Bethlehem Pastor

Adam Eshbaugh

Adam Eshbaugh

Pastor & Elder

Adam is the lead pastor of Hope Alliance. Before moving to Bethlehem to plant Hope in 2013, he served in two other churches outside of Philadelphia. He has earned an undergraduate degree in Bible from Cairn University, an MA in New Testament from Biblical Seminary, and is currently working towards a PhD.

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

Hope Bethlehem Elders and Staff


Jon Davies

Tony Steck

Adam Thomson
Worship Leader

Jake Santis
Youth Pastor

Ministry Leaders


Heather Steck
Connections Ministry

Are you new or newer to Hope Alliance Bethlehem? Heather is here to welcome you and make sure you feel connected! She can answer any questions about our church, community groups, or activities we have planned for men and women.

Tara Thomson
Kids’ Ministry

If you have any questions about the nursery or kids’ church on Sundays, or an upcoming Hope Kids event, Tara is more than happy to make sure you have the information you need. She is also your point of contact if you are interested in volunteering in any of our Hope Kids classes.

Anthony Curtis
Digital Ministry

Whether you are in the Lehigh Valley or tuning in from another state or country, Anthony will help you access any of our teaching series online. Send a message if you are looking for a certain topic, have technical questions, or see an issue on the website.

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.