Meet the Staff

Learn about our staff and mission in Wilmington, NC



Learn about our various avenues for involvement in the community.



Come to our shower trailer or meal throughout the week

Hand Holding Heart


View our updated needs list, our wish list, or give online.

Our Mission

A C T   J U S T L Y.     L O V E   M E R C Y.    W A L K    H U M B L Y.

    Vigilant Hope is a modern missions organization. 

We are a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that exists to  

educate, equip and empower the body of Christ to 

reach those in need through the hope of the gospel.

We’re rolling up our sleeves to join together in changing our city,  creating avenues for the body of Christ to live out being the answer to poverty and, in the process 

God is changing us.

Creative Avenues for involvement

  • Community Engagement

    Vigilant Hope believes that the church is one unified Body of Christ and therefore we work to be an active and equal part of the communities within Wilmington, NC. We strive to blur lines by eating together, learning together, and working together as one. We offer opportunities at various meals, showers, urban gardens, and other events.  Learn More

  • Poverty Education

    Vigilant Hope offers educational opportunities to anyone who is interested in learning about poverty and practical ways to help. We have Educational Events and we also offer a hands on approach to learning with our community events and our Summer Missions Program, Port City Project

  • Coffee

    We believe that God created us with the desire to be productive and enjoy our work. Through your donations and purchase of our delicious coffee, we can open doors for others who wish to empower their lives through productivity and dignity in our Leadership Pipeline. Interested in learning to be a volunteer for Vigilant Hope Roasting or to Learn More about our wholesale coffee or coffee shop click here.

Educational Events

As a part of our mission to educate, equip and empower the body of Christ we offer three different types of educational events: 

  • Forums
  • Workshops
  • Community Walks
  • Poverty Simulation
  • Port City Project

Produce Box co-op

Through this partnership we are able to give people on Greenfield St access to fresh produce and a hands on opportunity to work in the garden. 

Pick up your produce box provided by Rise Up Community Farms on Thursdays from 4:30-6:30 at the Roastery (24 S 16th Street, Wilmington). 

If you would like to become a customer and order fresh produce you can order your produce boxes here

Port City Project

Missions Trip

Port City Project plugs into Vigilant Hope’s year round work with people facing poverty and homelessness! You get to join in our weekly community meals and see how God is at work here in Wilmington. 

Our desire is that Port City Project is a sustainable missions model- we plan missions projects that meet specific needs of our local partner ministries/ organizations for meaningful and effective service. 

The Roastery

24 S. 16th St

Wilmington, NC 28401

Vigilant Hope has a coffee shop and roaster in Wilmington. Our coffee shop is designed as a gathering place for people from all walks of life to feel welcome and at home and all coffee sales go to help support our mission to end poverty and offer leadership training in our city.


The greatest thing you can do is turn someone's
pain into your passion. 
Dr. John Perkins

Special Events

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Donate to Vigilant Hope

By supporting Vigilant Hope, INC., you help bring hope to people struggling in poverty. You can help to meet their physical, emotional, and spiritual needs! 

Please make all checks payable to Vigilant Hope, INC. P.O Box 816 Wilmington, NC 28402