Pastor & Staff

Corey A. Duncan Sr.

Senior Pastor

Pastor Corey A. Duncan Sr. is a charismatic preacher, teacher, leader and visionary, who serves as founder and senior pastor of The City of Hope Community Church, a ministry helping humanity to hope in their reality, heal from their history and discover their destiny located in Indianapolis.  
A native of the great city of Indianapolis, Pastor Duncan was educated in the Indianapolis Public School System attending John Marshal Middle School and graduating in 1995 from Arlington High School. He has earned an Associate’s Degree, Bachelor’s Degree and a Master of Divinity Degree from Indiana Wesleyan University. He is currently pursuing a Doctorate in Spiritual Formation.  
Pastor Duncan received his calling to the ministry at the age of 20 and since then has been dedicated and committed to leading both adults and children, in the most loving way into a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. He is a highly sought-after preacher, teacher, public speaker and is extremely passionate about uplifting others and proclaiming the gospel of Jesus Christ.  
Beyond the pulpit, Duncan has worked extensively throughout various school systems in the city. He has served as a Success Coordinator in Wayne Township and also as a Mentor, Motivational Speaker, and Volunteer Worker in Lawrence Township, Warren Township and in the Indianapolis Public School System as well. Pastor Duncan is the creator and Co-Host of Stand Out 365 a radio broadcast strategically designed to help youth cultivate their boldness for Christ. He has also created and developed such initiatives as The Monday Morning Motivational Moment, Word Up Wednesdays and The HUDDLE Mentoring Program. He has served as the Assistant Chaplain for the Indiana Pacers and also the current chaplain for Warren Central High School Athletics. Warriors. In 2013 Pastor Duncan was recognized for his outstanding community involvement and his passionate pursuits of empowering the city of Indianapolis and was awarded the Ford Freedom Unsung Hero Award.  
More than anything, Pastor Duncan is most passionate about his family. Celebrating 18 years of marriage, Corey Duncan and Tamika Duncan are the proud parents to Nialah, Corey Jr., and Zion Kimberly. He credits his own parents as the source of his passion, persistence and sense of purpose.
After more than 20 years in ministry, Duncan continues to live by his life’s motto: “I Aspire, to Inspire before I Expire” and he is consciously committed to the cause of carrying out the call and commission on his life. 

Derenda Joiner

Financial  Administrator