Our Mission & Vision

The mission of Christ Church the center of Hope is is to Reach, Teach and Train people for the Kingdom of God. The vision of our church is to reach people with the gospel by meeting the needs of the whole person: spiritually, physically and socially. We will reach people with the word of God, thus enabling them to fully develop into mature and productive Christians, teach people the Word of God, enabling them to fully develop into mature and productive Christians and train people to effectively reach out in ministry to meet the needs of others and to give them opportunity to use what they learn.

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word. Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

Bishop Anthony Q. Howell, Senior Pastor

Anthony Q. Howell is the founder and Senior Pastor of Christ Church the Center of Hope, located in the Arverne community of Far Rockaway New York.

What started as a weekly bible study class in his home in 1998 has now emerged to a thriving ministry and non-for-profit organization. An effective communicator of God’s Word, Pastor Howell is known for his practical and dynamic teaching style which helps people apply the timeless truths of Scripture to their everyday lives. His life is dedicated to living by example and encouraging men and women to live up to their full potential in Christ.

Anthony is a native of Queens, New York and accepted the Lord at an early age. and enjoyed serving God’s people as a youth choir director, junior deacon an associate minister over the span of 25 years at Sessions Tabernacle United Pentecostal Church of God, under the leadership of the late Bishop Charles D. Sessions.

Educationally, Pastor Howell is a graduate of the United Bible Institute, Richmond Hill, NY and received his Bachelor degree from The State University of New York at New Paltz. The Lord continues to use Pastor Howell to reach all people with the life changing power of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.




Pastor Christine Watson, Associate Pastor

Pastor Christine’s Bio coming soon



Eunece Rogers, Minister

Minister Roger’s Bio coming soon

What we believe:

Please download our full doctrinal statement.