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Sweet Home church looks to future with new name, pastor and affiliation


August 15, 2018

MARK OPPERMAN, the new pastor at the Hope Church, introduces his family. From left they are daughter, Zoe; wife, Robin, Opperman; and daughter, Noelle.

With a new pastor and a new name, the former Sweet Home Assembly of God will hold an official launch on Oct. 28 as the Hope Church.

The church changed its name last September when its membership voted to join the Hope Church in Albany. Today, it operates as the Sweet Home campus of the church.

Mark Opperman became the campus pastor in January.

"We're trying to introduce Hope Church in a big way to our community – officially roll out Hope Church in a big way," Opperman said. "Our goal is to see 150 people here that day and see it as an official opening of the church."

The church held a...

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