Church Leadership

"And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!" - Romans 10:15 (KJV)
Bishop Vivian Murphy-Hutcheson​


"I am excited to watch God move. Thus said the Lord, but not alone, God sent the laborers to help build His Kingdom."


It is our heart's desire that you will come in and grow in Christ and continue to build God's Kingdom with us...together. Each One...Reach One...God's children need HOPE.

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Executive Pastor Pamela Hutcheson

Executive Pamela Hutcheson is a certified life coach as well as an educator from Miami Florida. Her life experiences guided her to become an owner and operator for McDonald’s for over 20 years, and after owning and operating 6 McDonald’s franchises she retired in 2018 to answer the call on her life. She is also one of the founders of A Place Called Hope Church since 2009 and has devoted her life as one of the overseers. Her passion has always been to help other people, which inspired her to become one of the mentors and Platinum members of World Ventures since 2015.  Executive Pastor Hutcheson has been the anchor to A Place Called Hope Church, and she served as Head Deacon prior to her elevation of Executive Pastor guiding and leading with great wisdom a team of 5 ordained deacons under her wing. 

 Senior Pastor Schquinta Thompson 
Senior Pastor Schquinta Thompson started Teaching Bible Study at Mt. Calvary Baptist Church in Raleigh, NC in 1995, thereafter she began her journey into Ministering in 2001. She later joined A Place Called Hope Church in 2009, where she now serves as the Prophet of the house as well as the Sr. Pastor. She has dedicated her life to the Lord as well as to serving the community. She began a prayer team at A Place Called Hope Church years ago and that was when God commissioned her to train as the Associate Pastor of A Place Called Hope Church. She started Bountiful Hope which is our Food Ministry in 2017. She also started our Vacation Bible School in 2010. She also just started The Women of Hope Ministry just recently which is a ministry for women who are homeless and are in need of various neccesities as well as mentoring.
" There is nothing like witnessing the manifestation of the Holy Spirit ! "


"O taste and see that the Lord is good. Blessed is the man that trust in Him." 

-Psalms 34:8 (King James 2000)


Cheryl currently is a Wake County School Teacher with over 20 years of service. She also serves as one of the members of the Board of Directors at A Place Called Hope Church. Furthermore, Cheryl is our Minister of Music and our Prayer Team Leader as well and Ministry of Education

Minister of Music & Education Leader

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Deacon Teresa Caldwell

Deacon Teresa Caldwell serves as our lead Deacon . Teresa has been a member of A Place Called Hope Church for 10 years. She is a retired Military Veteran as well as a retired Nurse from WakeMed Hospital. Deacon Caldwell has a passion to serve, she has volunteered to pick up congregation members who have been without transportation for the past 5 years now. She also accompanies the Bishop when long distance traveling is needed. God has been the source of Deacon Caldwells calling and we are so ever grateful for her continued service.

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Minister Kuwana A. Baker- Marshburn

Minister Marshburn is one of the Founders of A Place Called Hope Church by way of Imani MCC in Durham where she and the Hutcheson's became close friends. Minister Marshburn labored in the trenches with any and everything needed to get things going and functioning such as passing out flyers to capture new members to A Place Called Hope Church. She served as many positions needed for the love of God. She now serves as The Congregational Care and Virtual Membership, Minister and Vacation Bible School Minister.

Youth Minister & Adjutant Markeita Wilson

Minister Markeita Wilson has been an influential leader for the children of The Angels of Hope children's youth choir as well children's Sunday School. She believes , if you train the children within the church congregation the word of God as you do the adults it will be a foundation for them to appreciate who God is and what He does in their lives. She also the Adjutant for our Executive Pastor Pamela Hutcheson.

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Elder Dawn Nickens

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Deacon & Executive Marketing Director 

Shawn Joshua Boyette is one of the Deacons at our church as well as our Executive Marketing Director and IT Support for our website and videographer. He comes from an Executive Sales and marketing background with over 10 years of experience between AT&T Business and Time Warner Cable as an Executive Regional Account Manager.  Finally, Shawn is responsible for all of our broadcasting via Facebook as well as our social network platforms and our webpage.

Executive Legal Logistics Coordinator

& Liaison to the Bishop & Executive Pastor

Michelle is our Executive Legal Logistics Coordinator & Liaison to the Bishop & Executive Pastor. She currently works for Coastal federal Credit Union as a Senior Bankruptcy Legal Specialist with 12 years of experience in her field.Michelle has also been a Regional Manager for 6 Mental Health Clinics in multiple cities. 


Adjutant to the Bishop

Sandra Lee is the Bishops Adjutant, she was hand picked specifically by the spirit of God to be Bishop Hutcheson's Adjutant. Sandra also taught children's Sunday School prior to becoming an Adjutant, teaching them about the Gospel of the Lord. Sandra is very creative, diligent, reliable and punctual when it comes to the ministry. She leads by example by committing herself in full surrender to God in her prayer life and her home life. Sandra is also a member of Voices of HOPE choir where she also serves as the secretary/treasurer.Sandra has taken the time to know the Bishop and can speak on her behalf on any occasion.

Elder Dawn is a retired veteran as well as school educator. She loves spending time with her family, her dogs and children. Her favorite sport is basketball and she serves as a basketball coach advisor in her home town, making sure the kids develop the skills they need to succeed.