Pray for Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, Iowa

Hope Wesleyan Church in Independence, Iowa established in 1925, yet quickly outgrew their pastor’s basement where the church began. In 1934 the church arrived at their current location by moving the church forty miles on a steel-wheeled tractor. On route, history recounts a man lifting an electrical wire while riding on top of the church, electrocuting and throwing him to the ground–stopping his heart but rejuvenating it from the fall. Their church has been known, ever since, as the place where God raises the dead! 

Bob Solon, raised in Ohio, met Jesus at age 22 and only a short year later, married Amy. During a college course Bob heard the Lord ask him, “What are you doing here, Bob?” That was the beginning of his call to ministry. Bob and Amy moved to Kentucky on their first wedding anniversary, where Bob attended Kentucky Mountain Bible College. He graduated in 1995 with a B.A. in Religion, followed by an MDiv. from Wesley Biblical Seminary. 

After pastoring in Minnesota for nine years, Bob became the pastor at Hope Wesleyan in July 2008, serving and leading the church there for almost fifteen years. He enjoys golf and riding his 2005 Harley Davidson Road King through the bluff country of northeast Iowa. His favorite Bible verse is Joshua 1:9: “Be strong and of good courage; do not be afraid, nor be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Hope Wesleyan Church ministers to an agrarian community of 6000 people. They have a motorcycle ministry called “Iron Sharpens Iron: Brothers in Christ.” In addition, they average about 100 people on Sundays with active ministries to kids, youth, and adults. Bob asks you to pray that God will give Hope Wesleyan a deeper passion for the lost people in their community and to establish a clear discipleship pathway, intentionally helping believers grow in their faith.

Join us as we pray specifically for:

  • Their search for a Director for our Children’s Ministry.
  • A deeper passion among the church members for the lost people in their community.
  • Establishing a clear discipleship pathway, intentionally helping believers grow in their faith. 
  • Their on-going “Whose Your One?” evangelistic ministry.
  • They will continue to effectively actively engage the kids and youth with the gospel and discipleship.


Let us know if you prayed for Hope Wesleyan Church!