My name is Ken Traister, in January 2009 God sovereignly delivered me from over a quarter century of an alcohol addiction and healed me from high blood pressure. My life was transformed, filled with the Holy Spirit, and longing for a closer relationship with, and a better understanding of God and His love for me.
Since that time, I've acquired my pastors license through and became a network member of Global Awakening in Mechanicsburg, PA.
In the spring of 2021 God led me to found Beacon of Hope, Inc. a non-profit tent ministry.
I believe we need to take the gospel to the streets according to Jesus’ command in Mark 16:15-18.
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who [d] believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they [e] will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.” Beacon of Hope, Inc. wants to partner with local churches to share the good news and demonstrating the power of love by praying for their salvation, deliverance, and healing in Jesus’ name. As a community of believers empowered by the Holy Spirit, we can change the world one person at a time. Matthew 22:37-40 37 Jesus said to him, “‘You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and great commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets.”
Love one another as Christ loved us.
I believe what Jesus fulfilled in Luke 4:18-19 applies to all believers today, because Jesus lives in and through us:
18 “The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind,
To set at liberty those who are oppressed; 19 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.” (New King James Version)
Also, Mark 16:15-18 Jesus told His disciples (all believers) even today!
15 And He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to every creature. 16 He who believes and is baptized will be saved; but he who does not believe will be condemned. 17 And these signs will follow those who believe: In My name they will cast out demons; they will speak with new tongues; 18 they will take up serpents; and if they drink anything deadly, it will by no means hurt them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
Therefore, Beacon of Hope, Inc. has put together a mobile ministry unit (trailer) complete with tent, chairs, stage, generator, lights, and sound system in order to take the gospel wherever, whenever, and to whom it is needed. We believe in the five-fold ministry to equip the saints for the work of the ministry.
We want to take the good news of Jesus to the communities through tent meetings. Doing what Jesus commanded us to do. We will pray for salvation of the lost and healing for the sick, through the power of the Holy Spirit.
Then connect them with local churches for discipleship. We can do this by working with the local pastors and leaders in the area the meetings take place.
Transforming communities one life at a time.
WHAT WE BELIEVE
We make this statement of faith available to those who ask for one so they will know we are Bible-believing Christians.
We believe the Bible is inspired and empowered by God, infallible, and authoritative.
We believe in one eternal God who exists as three separate persons: The Father, Son, and Holy Spirit.
We believe Jesus Christ is the Son of God, born of a virgin, lived a sinless life as He walked among men, demonstrated the authority and power of God in works and speech, died on the cross, rose from the dead on the third day, and is now seated at the right hand of God having accomplished all that is necessary for man’s salvation.
We believe it is essential for man to repent of sin and by faith receive the finished work of Christ by confessing Him as Lord with his mouth and believing in his heart resulting in regeneration by the Holy Spirit.
We believe the Holy Spirit is continuing the work He started at Pentecost empowering believers to live a godly life and continue in all the works of Jesus.
We believe in the imminent return of Jesus and that those who have believed in Him will be resurrected to a heavenly dwelling in an incorruptible body, and those who do not believe will join satan and his host in everlasting punishment.
We believe the true Church is composed of all born-again believers in Christ, regardless of denominational affiliation.
We believe all born-again believers have been commissioned to share the complete Gospel to all the world.
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the Lord.”
Luke 4:18-19 NKJV