History of Hope for North Brevard, Inc.
Hope for North Brevard, Inc. was founded in August 2009 by Trey and Chrissy Gordon. Before launching Hope for North Brevard, Trey served as the Youth and Family Director at Christ Community Church (PCA) in Titusville for 8 years. Trey’s has over 15 years experience in work with youth and in counseling. Trey founded a Christian Counseling Center in Long Island (New Hope Counseling Center, Oyster Bay, NY) as well as served as a Mental Health Counselor in New York City (Redeemer Counseling Services).
Trey is passionate about making a difference in North Brevard. Trey has been actively involved in leading the North Brevard Network of Youth Pastors, as well as President of the North Brevard Coalition of Human Services and President of the Greater Titusville Renaissance. Trey is also a YMCA Board Member. In the past, Trey served as the Executive Director of Southland Student Conferences, which is a middle school & high school camping ministry of the PCA.
Trey did his undergraduate at the University of Central Florida with a B.A. in Psychology, then onto seminary at Reformed Theological Seminary in Orlando with work in two Master’s degrees, Counseling & Theological Studies. Trey is also currently a professor at Eastern Florida State College teaching World Religions and Psychology. Chrissy Gordon also has her Master’s degrees in Mental Health Counseling and School Guidance. Trey and Chrissy have two children, Lindsey (15) and Ryan (12).
Hope for North Brevard Inc, was birthed out of a desire to see the youth and families of Titusville be transformed by the power of the gospel. Trey and Chrissy responded to God’s call to take a step of faith, following His lead in developing a kingdom vision for our community. HNB believes that God’s instrument for transformation is the church, but maybe church in a whole new light: Church from a kingdom perspective vs. church in isolation.
Winston Churchill once said, “However glorious the strategy, you should occasionally look at the results”. HNB was started for the results suggest that we reach about 20% of the student population of North Brevard with the gospel, and of that 20% most of those tend to be middle-class and above. North Brevard’s ministry to “at-risk” youth is far less effective.
The 2009 Gap analysis from the North Brevard Coalition of Human Services also marked “Youth Services” as the greatest need in our community and the “breakdown of the family” as the core problem of our town. Pastors are well aware of the brokenness that plagues our congregations and our community. HNB is a response to those needs and a change in strategy in how we affect overall gospel transformation in our community.