PASTOR TERRELL FLETCHER
Pastor Terrell Fletcher is the senior pastor of City of Hope International Church in San Diego, California. The second oldest of five children, he was born September 14, 1973 in St. Louis, Missouri.
Throughout high school, Pastor Fletcher excelled in football, and after graduation, he attended the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where in 1996, he was awarded a bachelor’s degree in English literature. From 1995 to 2003, he played football in the National Football League (NFL) for the San Diego Chargers. During this time, he also attended San Diego Seminary. In 2005, he received his master’s degree in religious studies. At the close of his football career, Pastor Fletcher felt called into full-time ministry; and in 2006, he founded City of Hope International Church. In 2016, he was ordained a bishop over sixteen churches within the River Fellowship Network.
Inspired by the challenge of transitioning from professional football to his next career, Pastor Fletcher released his first book, The Book of You: Discover God’s Plan and Transform Your Future, in 2017 to affirm the redemptive beauty of transformation. In 2018, he completed his doctorate in transformational leadership and continues to use his education and experience to challenge his audience to live up to their full potential “on purpose and with purpose.”
Pastor Terrell Fletcher is married with three beautiful children: twins (a boy and a girl) and a bonus daughter.
Administration & Operations
Missions, Evangelism, Outreach, & Service
We exist to HONOR God in everything, to EVANGELIZE everywhere, and to PRODUCE according to the power of our Savior Jesus Christ.
We strive to be a relevant, biblically-based, and multicultural ministry that seeks to grow, develop, and mobilize disciples of Jesus Christ.
We value God’s Word as the ultimate guide of our natural and spiritual life.
We value being a multicultural and multigenerational faith community.
We value authentic worship.
We value personal responsibility.
We value, moral, financial, and spiritual integrity.
We value every person’s individual purpose, function, and significance.
Early 2000s: Pastor Fletcher served as Youth Pastor at Faith Chapel Church of God in Christ (COGIC)2006: Established City of Hope International (COHI), a non-denominational church2011: COHI assumed the Faith Chapel COGIC facility and continued its mission
JESUS & HIS RETURN
THE MINISTRY OF THE HOLY SPIRIT
We believe in the infilling of the Holy Spirit as a gift to believers who ask for it as well as the operation of the nine gifts of the Spirit as stated in scripture.
(Act 2:4; 10:44-46; 19:6, I Corinthians 12:4-11)