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Acknowledgements

HOPE wishes to thank the following individuals and organizations for their contributions toward the development of the short term strategic plan for 2018-2020 and the long term plan for 2020-2024 strategic plan. We would like to extend a special thanks to Great Plains UMC Annual Conference, Dellrose United Methodist Church, the Nonprofit Chambers of Service, SBA, Kansas PTAC, TGC Hospitality Management, Wichita Area Builders Association, Wichita-Sedgwick County Planning Metroplitan Area Planning Commission, Wichita Housing Community Service Department, Adams Jones Law Firm, Oxford Senior Living, Hutton Construction, and our Board of Directors for being part of the full strategic plan process and report.

HECDC Board of Directors

Mrs.  Teketa Harding, Chairperson

Mrs. Terri Rice, Treasurer

Mrs. Kara Hunt, Secretary

Mr. Cyrtis Whitten

Mr. Victor Peterson

Mrs. Sheri Bent

Mr. Garney Hill

Mrs. Lavonta Williams

Mr. Steve Flemons

 

Executive Director

Dr. Kevass J. Harding

Rev. Dr. Kevass J. Harding was born in Wichita, Kansas. He was educated in the Public School System of Wichita. He is a graduate of Wichita Southeast High School. He received his Associate of Art Degree from Hutchinson Community College. He received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Texas at El Paso. He received his Master of Divinity Degree (cum laude) from Phillips Theological Seminary.  He received his Doctor of Ministry Degree, specializing in Church Administration and Congregational Growth and Revitalization from United Theological Seminary in Dayton, Ohio.  Dr. Harding is married to the former Teketa Berry and they have two adult children: Carnez and Makayla

In 1998, Dr. Harding was ordained a Deacon in the United Methodist Church. In 2002, Dr. Harding was ordained an Elder in the United Methodist Church.  He served Saint Mark United Methodist Church, in Wichita, Kansas, for three years as an Associate Pastor in the Great Plains Annual Conference.

In July of 1998 Dr. Harding was appointed by the Great Plains Annual Conference, to Dellrose United Methodist Church in Wichita, Kansas, where he currently serves as Lead Pastor. Since coming to Dellrose, by reaching out to the surrounding community, Dellrose has grown from 25 to 800 on the membership roll. Growth and renewal can be seen throughout the congregation. Not only is the church growing numerically, but it is also growing spiritually and financially. Dr. Harding attributes the growth of the church to dynamic teaching, fellowship, praise and worship, and to the fact that Dellrose is a place where everyone will feel the love of God, find the joy of Christ, and experience the power of the Holy Spirit.

Community Involvement Work:  

Former Board Member: Wichita USD 259 Public Schools.  Former Board Member: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Sedgwick County.  Member: Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., Motivational Speaker.  Board Member of Youth Entrepreneurs. Board Member of Greater Wichita Ministerial League.

Developer:

Bought and developed a commercial store front mall, “Ken-Mar” Shopping Center for 2.5 million. Rename the center to “Providence Square” and built a Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Executive Director and founder of Hope Enterprise Community Development Corporation. A 501(c)3 nonprofit organization developing and building low-to-moderate income homes. Hope CDC provides decent, affordable housing for people with low to moderate income. Believing that neighborhoods are strength and vitality of a community, Hope CDC vision is to invest in people, giving hope and a future. 

Author:  He is the author of the book: “Can These Bones Live: Bringing New Life to a Dying Church”. ISNB #: 13:978-0-687-33557-2

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HOPE
Community Development Corporation
1502 N.Dellrose
Wichita, KS 67208
Phone: (316) 648-9131
Office: (316) 684-5182

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