Sun, July 14 @ 9:15a & 11a: Gather with Houston's First family on campus at The Loop and Cypress or join us online. More Details

Cancer & Chronic Illness


20th Anniversary Testimonies

Please share a brief testimony of how CanHope Ministry has impacted your journey with Cancer or Chronic Illness as a patient or caregiver.

Share Your Testimony

CanHope ministers to people touched by cancer and chronic illness and to those who love and care for them. Participants offer hope and encouragement as they walk alongside patients, those in remission, friends and family members making this journey. Participants offer friendship from someone who has been on the same or similar journey, to lend a listening ear, to discuss fears, anger, confusion, anxiety by giving hope and encouragement while maintaining confidentiality. At each meeting there is fellowship, shared testimonies and prayer. There are often guest speakers who present informative subjects to impart spiritual growth and promote physical health tips. At the end of each meeting, the deacons of HFBC are available for prayer and anointing of anyone who wishes.

CanHope is facilitated by staff and volunteers who have experienced cancer or chronic illness themselves or cared for loved ones with cancer or a chronic illness.

Join our monthly meetings in-person or online

Monthly Meetings

Card Ministry — Join us for at 5p in the Fellowship Center to write cards to CanHope friends and those journeying through cancer or chronic illness.

Ministry Time — Together, we will share updates and spend time in prayer and worship. Pastors and the deacons of Houston's First are available for prayer and anointing of anyone who wishes.

Guest Speaker — Pastor Gregg Matte

    Joining In Person @ 6p

    We will meet at 6p in the Fellowship Center for dinner. Dinner will be served promptly at 6:15p. We are continuing to be cautious and care for everyone's health concerns.

    To join in person and reserve a meal, RSVP is required by Sep 8, 2022.

    RSVP to Join In-Person

    Joining Online @ 6:30p

    We will meet on Zoom at 6:30p to introduce any new guests, and we will connect with the in-person meeting at 6:40p. You can also join via Facebook Live in our CanHope Group, but you will only see the guest speaker portion of the meeting starting at 6:50p.

    RSVP to Join Online

    For questions regarding Zoom please contact Mike Phillips at (, 713-957-6765).

    Meet Our Staff

    Cancer & Chronic Illness Support
    Mike Phillips

    Mike Phillips

    Pastoral Care Administrative Assistant
    Mike Phillips

    Mike Phillips

    Pastoral Care Administrative Assistant