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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

Heather Ortner, Community Engagement Director

April Williamson, Business Manager

Kathy Fitzgerald, Administrative Operations Manager



Killeen Location

Kerie George, Center Director

Deborah Allen, Client Services Coordinator

Esperanza Meza, Client Intake Coordinator


Temple Location

Laura Calhoun, Center Director

Kay Smith, Client Services Coordinator


Copperas Cove Location

Anna Leach, Center Director

Anne Frazer, Client Services Coordinator

Mary Fischer, Client Intake Coordinator


Abortion Recovery

Carrie Mann, Abortion Recovery Director

Debra Morrall,Abortion Recovery Assistant Director

Cindy Vassar, Abortion Recovery Admin Assistant


Medical Team

Brenda Houston, RN, CNM, MSN, Nurse Manager

Raegan Corder, RN, BSN, Staff Nurse


Medical Director

Cedric Day, MD

Board of Directors

Marilyn Hoeth, President

Joan Manning, Vice President

Sidney Sharp, Treasurer

Carson Pearce, Secretary

Charles “Skeeta” Jenkins

Andrea Garber

Dave McMurry

Daniel Ortner

Advisory Board

Kirk Bond

Thomas Baird

Cathy Mellon

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