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HOPE Pregnancy Centers, Inc. is a Christ-centered ministry offering practical support to those facing unplanned pregnancy to make informed decisions regarding sexual integrity, pregnancy, and the sanctity of human life.


Our centers have three locations: Killeen, Temple, and Copperas Cove to serve women and men in Greater Bell County. We are supported solely by gifts from called individuals, churches, and businesses, and receive no federal funds. 

We cling to, hope in, and rely on our Creator about the value of life. His Word says,

"For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
   your works are wonderful,
   I know that full well.
My frame was not hidden from you
   when I was made in the secret place,
   when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed body;
   all the days ordained for me were written in your book
   before one of them came to be."


Psalm 139:13-16

Life-affirming services

Abundant Life through the Gospel

In order for a mom or dad to value their life of their unborn child, he or she must first understand their own value in God's sight. We share the hope of the Gospel so the whole family has the opportunity to experience abundant life. 


Pregnancy Testing

Clients receive free, confidential pregnancy tests in a warm, caring environment. Trained consultants are on standby to help them navigate their pregnancy decisions.



Clients may receive limited abdominal ultrasounds to connect with the life of their unborn child. 

Practical Support 

By alleviating the burden of purchasing practical needs such as diapers, wipes, baby formula, clothing, and car seats, we can show clients the love of Christ and remind them they are not alone in their journey. 

Equipping Parents

We welcome thought leaders and community experts in our parenting class series. Clients can participate to earn "baby bucks" for more baby essentials.

Connecting Parents with Community

Clients are given resources to connect with a church congregation or other community resources to strengthen their families.

Our ministry team

Karen Wistrand,  Executive Director

Eunice MacDonald, Program Director

Brenda Houston, Nurse Manager

Heather Ortner, Community Engagement Director

Laura Calhoun, Temple Center Director

Kerie George, Killeen Center Director

Anna Leach, Copperas Cove Center Director

​April Williamson, Business Manager

Kay Smith, Temple Client Services Coordinator

Deborah Allen, Killeen Client Services Coordinator

Anne Frazer, Cove Client Services Coordinator

Lovette Vassar, Abortion Recovery Ministry Coordinator

Susie Wilde, Abortion Recovery Ministry Assistant

Kathy Fitzgerald, Administrative Operations Manager

Mary Fiscer, Client Intake Coordinator- Killeen

Board of Directors

Carson Pearce, President

Marilyn Hoeth, Secretary

Sid Sharp, Treasurer

Charles "Skeeta" Jenkins

Joan Manning

Andrea Garber

Advisory Board

Cathy Mellon

JoAn Musick-Dillard

Thomas Baird

Dr. Kirk Bond

Medical Director

Cedric Day, Medical Director

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