Vance responded to God’s call to Las Vegas, Nevada in 2000, as a church plant sent out from First Baptist Church in Woodstock, Georgia. With a passion for God’s kingdom, he had a vision to launch a church focused on joining in God’s activity locally and globally. Through that vision and with God’s grace, Hope Church born in the fall of 2001 in Las Vegas, NV. From a small group of eighteen adults in a living room, Hope grew to become a thriving multi-ethnic, multi-generational fellowship of over 4000 members who, today, speak more 50 languages and who have in common the singular desire to connect people to live the life of a Jesus follower. Vance has led Hope to understand that what God is doing is bigger than one church. Since its launch in 2001, Hope Church has sent hundreds out of its fellowship on mission, invested millions of dollars in God’s global activity, and has commissioned more than 75 churches in the western United States.
As a seasoned church planter in the West, Vance speaks across the country and all over the world from the passion of his apostolic heart to inspire people to join in God’s eternal, redemptive mission of making disciples and multiplying the church among every tribe, tongue, people, and nation. In March of 2022, Vance will assume the role of President of SEND Network, the largest church planting organization in North America, and with it, the role of Senior Vice President of the North American Mission Board.
Vance holds a Bachelor’s Degree with a major in History and a minor in Business Management from the University of North Alabama, and a Master’s Degree in Divinity from Mid-America Baptist Theological Seminary. He resides in Henderson, Nevada, with his wife Kristie. He and Kristie are the proud parents of four, and have two grandchildren.