The Star of Hope Baptist Church exists to glorify God by proclaiming the Gospel of Jesus Christ to those who need to hear, to produce Christ-like disciples who produce Christ-like disciples, and to promote the Kingdom of God in the world through loving service to all people.


Our vision is to build a comprehensive ministry that impacts every aspect of the human experience by aligning our lives with the Word of God. 


We believe there are fundamental truths that are essential to knowing Christ and growing in Him.  These basic doctrines are the core of our faith, and they include:

  • The Deity of God.  God is one God, eternally existing and working in three Persons – God the Father, God the Son (Jesus Christ), and God the Holy Spirit.
  • The Inerrancy of Scripture.  The Bible is God’s written revelation, and it is divinely inspired through the work of the Holy Spirit.  It is without error or contradiction; and all our faith, work, and belief are based on the Word of God.
  • Salvation and Eternal Security. Salvation comes only through the profession of faith in the death, burial, and physical resurrection of Jesus Christ. Once in Christ, salvation cannot be lost, as it is not based upon our works, but upon the completed work of Christ.
  • The Body of Christ. The church is comprised of all believers in Jesus Christ, and He is the head of the church.  Each believer has a unique gift and purpose in God’s plan, and God calls each believer to be an active part of a local fellowship. 
  • The Blessed Hope.  Jesus Christ will return for His church, and every child of God will then be rewarded according to our work for Him.  Sin and evil will permanently be removed, and we shall abide in the presence of the Lord for eternity


Pastor Christopher Henderson Sr. serves as the Senior Pastor and Lead Teacher of the Stat of Hope Baptist Church in DeSoto, Texas. He is a graduate of Texas A&M University and was a top 20 senior student leader on campus majoring in Speech Communication and minoring in Spanish. Pastor Chris has a passion for personal development and education, and he believes that a strong Biblical education is critically necessary to fulfill our destiny and purpose in the Kingdom of God. He is a member of the DeSoto Pastors Coalition, a group of local pastors committed to serving and addressing the needs of their city.  He is also a member of DeSoto Police and Clergy, an alliance between the DeSoto Police Department and community pastors.  Pastor Chris is a co-author of the book, ‘Persist Until Success Happens.’  He is married to his beloved wife, Charita; and they have four children. For more information Pastor Christopher Henderson Sr., please feel free to visit www.christophersherard.com. 


Charita Henderson shares her husband’s passion for developing others. She serves as a mentor to the SOHYA ministry (Star of Hope Young Adults) and gives leadership to the Star of Hope’s philanthropic efforts. Charita has a passion for community service and was recognized by President Barack Obama with the President’s Volunteer Service Award,