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."
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.
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.
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.
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
Dr. Kirk Bond