About Hope Presbyterian at Lake Nona

About the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A)

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How We Got Here

After years of watching and mulling, in 2010 Central Florida Presbytery* called Nancy Graham Ogne to explore potential for a new congregation in Lake Nona. In June 2011 – following months of prayer and time-tested spiritual disciplines coupled with time on the ground -- Nancy and a team of 13 “ambassadors” from Community Presbyterian Church in Celebration (Nancy's former employer) and other nearby churches recommended a formal church plant. The Presbytery unanimously agreed.

* The council of Presbyterian congregations in our region, encompassing Orange, Seminole, Osceola, Brevard, Highlands, Indian River, Lake, Okeechobee, Sumter and Volusia counties.