Welcome! We are glad you found us! We believe that every person is searching for something; we believe that God is the Author of spiritual hunger and He wants us to discover a relationship with Him. Living Hope Church is a full-gospel, Spirit-filled, church that makes changed lives its priority. What will you find at LHC? You will find a very friendly, loving, and accepting group of people who are on the journey of knowing God more and more through Christ. We are ordinary people with an extraordinary God! We are passionate about God’s Word, worshiping our Savior, and fellowship. Regardless of where you are in life and regardless of whether you know much or little about God, you are welcome here! You will discover that eternal life is not about religion, but arelationship with Jesus Christ. We look forward to meeting you! If you have any questions please email me.
Pastor Kevin Kleinhenz grew up in Houston Texas. As a Catholic he often thought of God and came to a saving knowledge of Christ at the age of 18. While studying law enforcement at Sam Houston State University, Kevin felt the call to preach the gospel. He was given that opportunity at his new home church the Houston International Church of God.
While attending there he became a full-time youth pastor from 1987-88 while working on his degree in Biblical Studies from Lee University. He then moved into associate pastor work from 89-90. In 1991 he entered full-time Evangelistic work as a full-time Evangelist in the Church of God. He married Missy Daniels of Livingston TX in 1992. They continued preaching Revivals and youth conferences from 91-95.
In the summer of 1995 they accepted the position of Sr. Pastors at Lake Livingston Church of God in Livingston, Texas. Kevin became an Ordained Bishop with the Churches of God (Cleveland, TN) in 1996. In the fall of 1999 Pastor Kevin and his family moved to Baytown, TX to become Sr. Pastors of Living Hope Church. During the 15 years he has been pastor the church has grown in many ways. In 2005 the church relocated and built a new worship facility on State Hwy 146 with 26 acres of prime commercial property. The church has experienced additional growth at the new location with new ministry opportunities as well as outreach into the community.
Pastor Kevin has preached in over 10 states and has traveled to Brazil as a speaker for Youth conventions. He has served as a part time certified Personal Trainer, and certified Indoor Cycle Instructor with the YMCA of greater Houston.
Pastor Kevin competes in the sport of triathlon and since 2002 has competed in over 65 races. He is a three time Ironman finisher including the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii in 2012. His wife, Missy, and his four daughters, Lauren, Lindsey, Rebekah, and Breonna are the loves of his life.