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.

Executive Pastor Pamela Hutcheson

Executive Pastor Pamela Hutcheson is a retired Owner and Operator of McDonalds's Corporation. She comes from an Education background as a Teacher in Florida. She then relocated to North Carolina where she invested in the ownership an operation of 6 Mc Donald's in the Triangle area. After over 20 years in McDonald's God called her to become the Executive Pastor of A Place Called Hope Church as she is one of the Founders.

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.

Minister of Music & Prayer Team Leader

 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)


Minister Kuwana A. Baker

Minister Baker 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 Baker 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 Minister and Vacation Bible School Minister.

Youth Ministery Leader Marleita Wilson

Elder Dawn Nickens

Deacon Teresa Caldwell

Deacon Teresa Caldwell serves as our lead Deacon and as our lead Medical Team Personnel. 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.

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. 

Executive Legal Logistics Coordinator

& Liaison to the Bishop & Executive Pastor

Executive Marketing Director 

Shawn Joshua Boyette is 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.

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