ABout Us

Our Vision

We want to be an Acts 1:8 community of growing disciples
Serving our neighbors, locally and globally,
Answering questions about life and faith.

The four-fold gospel

Jesus Christ is our


ACTS 4:12




JAMES 5:15

Coming King

Acts 1:11

Jesus Christ is our Savior

“The Name of Jesus has impacted lives around the world for more than 2,000 years. He is a universal Savior, promising that: “whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.”

Jesus is an exclusive Savior. “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name in heaven given to men by which we must be saved” Acts 4:12. Contrary to what contemporary culture tells us, there are not multiple paths to God. There is only one—Jesus Christ.”

Jesus Christ is our Sanctifier

“Many Christians understand God’s promise of salvation but do not experience the ongoing sanctifying work of Jesus Christ in their lives. For those who neither understand nor allow the Holy Spirit’s control in their lives, the results have a profound effect.

Unsuccessful struggle against sin and a lack of power in life and ministry frustrate those who have asked Jesus to be their Savior but not their Sanctifier, resulting in a lack of joy in their walk with Christ. At the point when we are born again, we become members of God’s family. We believe He paid the price for our sin and that his followers are—set apart from those who are not born again—and are seen as holy because of what Christ has done.”

Jesus Christ is our Healer

“A great portion of Christ’s time was dedicated to healing the sick. He healed all kinds of people: the blind, the paralyzed, the lame, the deaf, lepers, those who had fevers, and many with chronic illnesses.

We find no record in the gospels of Jesus turning away anyone who came to him for healing, nor do we find that any disease was too difficult for him to heal. He even raised the dead. Miraculous healings still occur today—evidence that Christ is still our Healer.”

Jesus Christ is our Coming King

The physical return of Jesus has been the subject of speculation and controversy since His ascension into the clouds, which is recorded in the New Testament Book of Acts. Knowing that countless millions still have not heard the gospel, The Alliance is committed to doing its part to complete Christ’s Great Commission before His imminent return.”

Read our Full Statement of Faith

There is one God,(1) who is infinitely perfect,(2) existing eternally in three persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.(3)

Jesus Christ is the true God and the true man.(4) He was conceived by the Holy Spirit and born of the virgin Mary.(5) He died upon the cross, the Just for the unjust,(6) as a substitutionary sacrifice,(7) and all who believe in Him are justified on the ground of His shed blood.(8) He arose from the dead according to the Scriptures.(9) He is now at the right hand of Majesty on high as our great High Priest.(10) He will come again to establish His kingdom, righteousness and peace.(11)

The Holy Spirit is a divine person,(12) sent to indwell, guide, teach, empower the believer,(13) and convince the world of sin, of righteousness, and of judgment.(14)

The Old and New Testaments, inerrant as originally given, were verbally inspired by God and are a complete revelation of His will for the salvation of men. They constitute the divine and only rule of Christian faith and practice.(15)

Man was originally created in the image and likeness of God:(16) he fell through disobedience, incurring thereby both physical and spiritual death. All men are born with a sinful nature,(17) are separated from the life of God, and can be saved only through the atoning work of the Lord Jesus Christ.(18) The portion of the unrepentant and unbelieving is existence forever in conscious torment;(19) and that of the believer, in everlasting joy and bliss.(20)

Salvation has been provided through Jesus Christ for all men; and those who repent and believe in Him are born again of the Holy Spirit, receive the gift of eternal life, and become the children of God.(21)

It is the will of God that each believer should be filled with the Holy Spirit and be sanctified wholly,(22) being separated from sin and the world and fully dedicated to the will of God, thereby receiving power for holy living and effective service.(23) This is both a crisis and a progressive experience wrought in the life of the believer subsequent to conversion.(24)

Provision is made in the redemptive work of the Lord Jesus Christ for the healing of the mortal body.(25) Prayer for the sick and anointing with oil are taught in the Scriptures and are privileges for the Church in this present age.(26)

The Church consists of all those who believe on the Lord Jesus Christ, are redeemed through His blood, and are born again of the Holy Spirit. Christ is the Head of the Body, the Church, (27) which has been commissioned by Him to go into all the world as a witness, preaching the gospel to all nations.(28) The local church is a body of believers in Christ who are joined together for the worship of God, for edification through the Word of God, for prayer, fellowship, the proclamation of the gospel, and observance of the ordinances of Baptism and the Lord’s Supper.(29)

There shall be a bodily resurrection of the just and of the unjust; for the former, a resurrection unto life;(30) for the latter, a resurrection unto judgment.(31)

The second coming of the Lord Jesus Christ is imminent(32) and will be personal, visible, and premillennial.(33) This is the believer’s blessed hope and is a vital truth which is an incentive to holy living and faithful service.(34)



[1] Deuteronomy 6:4, [2] Matthew 5:48, [3] Matthew 28:19, [4] Philippians 2:6–11, [5] Luke 1:34–38, [6] 1 Peter 3:18, [7] Hebrews 2:9, [8] Romans 5:9,[9] Acts 2:23–24, [10] Hebrews 8:1, [11] Matthew 26:64, [12] John 14:15–18, [13] John 16:13; Acts 1:8, [14] John 16:7–11, [15] 2 Peter 1:20–21; 2 Timothy 3:15–16, [16] Genesis 1:27, [17] Romans 3:23, [18] 1 Corinthians15:20–23, [19] Revelation 21:8, [20] Revelation 21:1–4, [21] Titus 3:4–7, [22]1 Thessalonians 5:23, [23] Acts 1:8, [24] Romans 6:1–14, [25] Matthew 8:16–17, [26] James 5:13–16, [27] Ephesians 1:22–23, [28] Matthew 28:19–20,[29] Acts 2:41–47, [30] 1 Corinthians 15:20–23, [31] John 5:28–29, [32] Hebrews 10:37, [33] Luke 21:27, [34] Titus

Our Mission

Following Jesus Together.

Our Values

Grace    Transformation    Authenticity    Integrity    Generosity    Empowerment    Excellence

Staff & Leadership

Tim Bubna

Senior Pastor


Pastor Tim has had the joy of leading Hope Church since mid-2015.  He was raised in the Twin Cities, attended Crown College in the West Metro, did graduate studies in NY, ministered in Michigan, then served in Brazil for 26 plus years.  He and JoLee have three grown sons; they and their families live in MN as well.  Tim loves being a husband, father, grandfather, likes to bike, play tennis and golf, and enjoys reading mystery novels.  He feels privileged to shepherd the flock and share the Word at Hope, and thrills at the evident blessing of the Lord here. 

Bill Fish



I was raised in Bloomington MN and attended an Evangelical Free Church with my family. My parents were both believers and I received Christ as a child. As a teenager, I recommitted my life to Jesus and was baptized. My wife Carol and I met at a singles group in a Baptist church. We have been married since 1988. We came to Hope Church in about 1995. I have tried many ministries through the years but I
have always enjoyed researching and teaching Bible, and Bible-related studies. I have been on the Elder board for about six years. I am retired and spend time on a car hobby, health club, reading, studying

Linda Hardies

Ministry assistant


Linda and her husband Paul have been a part of Hope Church since moving to Apple Valley in 1991. After making the decision to follow Christ as an 8 year old at Bible Camp, Linda has been active in many different areas of church life including Children’s ministries, Greeters and leading a Bible Study for women. In 2014 she began working in the office at Hope as their Ministry Assistant.

Linda and Paul have been married for 42 years and have two grown children, Jeff and Angela, a son in law Matt and one grandson, Logan.

Alex Zell



Occupation: College Professor

Family Members: Wife Julie, Daughters Melissa (Kenny), Jodi (Elliott), and Linsey (Ya)

Years attended Hope: 5

More info: I have been following the Lord since I was young and He has kept me from making many consequential mistakes in my life. I met Julie while she was in college and I was in grad school. We have been happily married for 32 years and have served God and others in New York, Maryland, Massachusetts, Brazil and Ohio. We roll up our sleeves and get involved wherever we find ourselves in this adventure of life. We look forward to getting to know you!

Joshua Benjamin



Grateful to be following Jesus with the church family who helped disciple him since childhood, Joshua, Jayme and their family have been back at Hope Church since 2012. Joshua began following Christ in 1993 on the way to Big Sandy Camp (car rides with dad can be good for one’s prayer life and thinking about eternity). He met Jayme at Crown College in St. Bonifacius, MN, and they married in April 2009. Joshua graduated in May 2009 with his B.A. in Biblical & Theological Studies, has some seminary training from A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary in Redding, CA, and a few years of pastoral ministry experience. He is blessed to work as a Training Specialist at Minnwest Bank. Jayme and Josh are very grateful for their three children James, Michael and Maria and were especially thrilled to see James follow the Lord in baptism in May 2021. We are especially thankful for the children’s ministry team at Hope Church who help our children to learn to love Jesus.

Joshua loves getting to work with the rest of the Elder Team and leaders and students in the Worship Team and Student Life Group. If you have questions about these ministries, Hope Church’s history and mission today, or some interesting Bible question – Josh would love to visit with you!

Jim Soderstrom



Thankful to part of the Bible-believing and Christ-following family at Hope Church. My wife Pam, and I have been members here since 2018. We moved to Apple Valley in 2017 after a 38 year career with Hormel Foods Corporation in Austin, MN. I met my wife while attending college at Murray State University in Murray, KY. I graduated in 1971 and was married in 1972. We have 3 grown daughters. We also have 7 grandchildren that we enjoy spending time with as much as possible. The youngest daughter lives West St, Paul, MN. The middle one lives in Apple Valley, MN. And the oldest has lived in China for the past 16 years.

I was saved in 1972 and was baptized later in 1972. I’ve been blessed to be involved with a variety church work since I was saved and grown spiritually because of the experiences. I was on the Deacon Board at Hope Church in 2020 and am currently serving on the Elder board.

We are the Alliance.

The Alliance was born out of a passion for Jesus and a heart for lost people. Centered in Him and empowered by His Spirit, our message remains unchanged and our mission remains uncompromising–until all have had the opportunity to hear of His inbounding grace, unrestrained mercy, and unyielding love.

Service Times

We gather to worship in person and online, SUNDAYS at 10am.


7477 15th St. W.

Apple Valley, MN 55124

Contact Us

(952) 431-6500