H.O.P.E. stands for Helping Other People to Eternity. H.O.P.E. began 20 years ago in 1996 under the leadership of Pastor Ben Lehmann. As a former college basketball player Pastor Ben took his love for Jesus and his love for basketball and paired them together in a unique way of sharing the good news of Jesus Christ. Teaching the art of shooting along with techniques that will improve your game. The clinics focus on what it takes to be a great player on the court as well as what it takes to be a great player in the game of life. During the course of the basketball clinic the H.O.P.E. team members share how you can win in life by having a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. H.O.P.E. awards basketballs at each clinic to those who compete and show a hard work ethic. The best way for you to fully understand what a H.O.P.E. clinic is would be to view the videos linked on this page.
H.O.P.E. ministries has traveled to many different parts of the country leading basketball clinics in the following states or areas; North Carolina, South Carolina, Ohio, Illinois, Virginia, Washington D.C., California, Georgia, Indiana, West Virginia, and New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania.
This summer the H.O.P.E. Team will be heading to Sacramento, CA, June 24-30. If you have any questions about H.O.P.E. or would like to have the H.O.P.E. team do a clinic in your area please contact Pastor Ben Lehmann.
The link above includes video footage from 2 HOPE clinic trips in Georgia (2011) and New Jersey and Pennsylvania (2014).