History & Founding Pastor

Living Hope Church was founded in 2001 as a church plant, which grew out of West Portal Church (our proud parent church). Living Hope Church was planted in the Silverwood community in Saskatoon, a neighborhood with almost twelve thousand people.

Pastor Dwayne Harms was given the mission of planting, guiding and growing Living Hope Church. Dwayne did exactly that as our lead pastor from 2001 until 2005 when he lost a brief battle with cancer.

Dwayne Kevin Harms

Dwayne Kevin Harms

Founding Pastor, husband, father, brother, son, friend, good and faithful servant...

July 27, 1967 to August 16, 2005

Dwayne wrote about his journey during this difficult time and his relationship with God through it all. Read his journal here:


Living Hope Church continues on, with what we hope is the spirit of joy and love for Jesus that lived in Dwayne. We'll always miss his smile (and much more), but we know he's on a much different journey now, face to face with his Saviour, Lord and Friend, Jesus Christ.