As the church was forming in 1993, less than 20 members worshiped in West Des Moines, meeting in an office suite, then at the Living History Farms chapel. By 1994, the growing church of 255 charter members moved into a new building at 6820 Ashworth Road in West Des Moines. Rapid growth continued, and a building addition with a 250-seat Worship Center was added in 1995.
In January 1997, the church purchased 24 acres of land at the southeast corner of Jordan Creek Parkway and Ashworth Road. In 2001, a new building with a 750-seat Worship Center was full within two weeks. In 2011, a new Worship Center was built with 2,500 seats as well as a 300-seat Chapel, dozens of classroom spaces, a gymnasium and more.
In April 2006, a satellite church was launched in Ankeny. A new church building at 520 NW 36th St. opened for Easter in 2015.
Des Moines, Iowa
In April 2008, a satellite church was launched in Des Moines, meeting at an elementary school until 2015 when it moved to its own building at 1821 Ingersoll Ave. In 2020, Hope Des Moines renovated and moved into a building at 2500 University Ave. In 2021, Hope Des Moines merged with a multicultural church, Elim Christian Fellowship, to form Hope+Elim.
In September 2011, Hope Grimes was launched, meeting at a middle school in Johnston. A new building at 1335 NE Beaverbrooke Blvd. opened in September 2018.
Hope Waukee launched in November 2014 with worship in an elementary school. One year later it moved to a church building at 305 NE Dartmoor Drive in Waukee.
In August 2017, Hope Ames launched with weekly worship at the Ames City Auditorium. A new building will be built in Ames in 2023.