Hope Community Church was started in June of 1997 when the Village Church of Barrington called Jon Moody to plant a new church in the Schaumburg/Hoffman Estates communities.The church began with a core group of 15 people coming from the Village Church and 4 other churches in the area. The core group members felt called to start a new church that would reach out to the multi-ethnic people in the community.
In 2018, Jon and the elders sensed God was leading them to find the next lead pastor who could lead and shepherd Hope Community Church into the future. Given the relational history with Jon and Hope, Jared and Yvonne began a process with the elders and the church leaders. There was unity that God was calling Jared to serve as the next lead pastor of Hope, and he started in May 2019. Jon and his wife, Beth, sensed God was leading them to a new beginning and moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana in June 2019. Jon Moody faithfully served as the lead pastor of Hope for 22 years.