Meet the Founder

Founder/Manager of H.O.P.E. Helping Others To Pursue Endurance Ministries LLC

Iris continues to strive to help make a difference in the lives of others.  She was inducted as one of the Women of Excellence and presented a congratulations citation from the State Representative.  For several years Iris has helped people overcome barriers to employment and enjoy the dignity and benefits of work and improved quality of life.  This was through diverse job training and education programs.  Iris has developed and taught work readiness skills and assisted others in achieving their career goals and aspirations.  She has served as a Stakeholder to help ensure the success of an employment program. She was nominated for the Excellence Award with her former employer where she worked for several years until retirement.  Iris currently does volunteer work within the non-profit industry. She spent many years serving in various auxiliaries with her home church, where her late father pastored along with her late mother who evangelized for several years.  As Founder of H.O.P.E. Ministries LLC she has dedicated her life to spreading the gospel of Jesus Christ and to help others to better understand the importance of God’s gift of Salvation.   Iris holds a Bachelor of Science in Business Management.  She also holds an associate degree in business administration, a Certificate in Christian Leadership, several hours of training in bible courses, human services, was a Global Career Development Facilitator for several years, and former member of the National Career Development Association.  She is the author of a book that was published through Christian Faith Publishing.  God gave Iris the assignment to write this novel to share how important it is to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.  It is vital to trust God.  God knows the best way to handle every situation in our lives.  Having faith in times of comfort or difficulty can allow you to find joy and peace in God’s presence.  She hopes that her ministry will be an encouragement and inspiration to others. Iris has a humble heart and genuine concern and compassion to help others.  She is a wife, mother, and grandmother.


And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God, to them who are the called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28

Statement of Faith

We believe that there is one God and He is the creator, ruler, sustainer of Heaven, Earth, and all
things, He is eternal, perfect, and manifested in three persons, the Father, Son, and the Holy
Spirit (Genesis 1:1, 2:1-4; Deuteronomy 6:4, 33:27; Psalm 22:28, 103;19, 147:5; Isaiah 40:28,
43:10, 44:6-8, 45:18; Daniel 5:21; 2 Samuel 22;31; John 1:1-3; Matthew 28:19, Ephesians 4:3-6,
1 John 5:7).

We believe the Holy Scriptures, the Old and New Testament Scriptures to be the inspired
written Word of God infallible and without error, God’s will for Salvation and the Divine final
authority for Christian faith and life. (2 Timothy 3:15-17; Deuteronomy 4:2, 12:32; Revelation

We believe that Jesus Christ was God manifested in the flesh fully God and fully man, conceived
by the Holy Spirit and born of a virgin (Isaiah 7:14, 9:6; Matthew 1:23; Luke 1:30-35).

We believe in the sinless life of Jesus Christ, His miraculous ministry, He gave himself as a
ransom for sinners through His substitutionary death on the cross as atonement for our sins,
His bodily resurrection for our sins and His ascension into Heaven to serve as our Intercessor
before the Father (John 1:14, 19:30; 1 John 2:2; Hebrews 7:22-26; Matthew 1:16; Luke 1:30; 1
Thessalonians 1:10; 1 Peter 1:17-19).

We believe that all things necessary for our salvation are clearly taught in the Holy Scriptures
that are in the Bible, man was created good and upright, by voluntary transgression and the
only hope for redemption is in Jesus Christ (Genesis 1:1, 1:31, 3:17-19; Romans 5:12, 3:23; John
1:14; Hebrews 7:22-26)

We believe that Jesus Christ will return in power and great glory (1 Thessalonians 4:13-18, Luke
21:25-28; Matthew 16:27, 24:30-31, 25:13, 25:31-46; Revelation 1:7, 22:12; Hebrews 9:28; 1
Thessalonians 4:13-17; John 14:1-3; 1 John 2:28; Colossians 3:4).