Meet Our Pastor

Mike Foster was born in Jacksonville, Fl. He was brought up in a military family where his father served as a Master Chief in the Navy. At the age of 18, he attended a revival meeting at a small church in Pensacola, Fl. Here he realized that the only hope of salvation is through Jesus Christ, and that night he trusted the Lord as his Saviour. Not long after his salvation, Pastor Mike surrendered his life to the calling of the Lord to be a pastor and to start a church in a place of need.

After five years of serving as an Assistant Pastor at Joy Baptist Church in Pensacola, he and his family were led by the Lord to Denver, Pa. Under the leadership and guidance of Pastor Keith Sweitzer, Pastor Mike and his family were led to start a church in the Reading area.

Pastor Mike’s desire is to minister to his members and the community by showing them the love of Christ in both word and deed. It is his goal to see the salvation of souls both at home and in countries around the world. Pastor Mike invites you to come and join him at Hope Baptist Church, praying that you will feel welcome and encouraged by the preaching and the fellowship.