A mother of five and grandmother of three, Hope D. Blackwell is called and anointed by God to reach the lost and equip the believer for victorious and purposeful living. She accepted her call to ministry in 1996. After several years of prayer, growth and service in the Kingdom of God, in October 2003 Back to the Garden Ministries began, which is a global para-church ministry, which shares the gospel message of Jesus Christ, while empowering people to become spiritually, emotionally, and socially stable and productive members of their society. Hope is also the author of five books; The Back to the Garden Purpose Series (The Man, The Woman, & The Marriage) all published in 2003, The Essentials of Effective Evangelism written in 2008 and used for Evangelism training in churches locally and globally Most recently she authored, The Purposed Woman, Transformational Truths for Purposeful Living, published in March 2012 which has been touching the lives of women and winning many to Christ. In December 2013 Hope launched the ministry's global internet radio station, Wisdom Speaks Radio, which reaches people globally around the clock with quality Christian teaching, special programs and music, prayer and the call to salvation. The mandate of the station is found in Proverbs 8:1, "Does not wisdom cry out? Does not understanding put forth her voice?"
Since 2007 Hope has traveled to countries in Africa, Asia, and Europe doing the work of missions and evangelism, serving women, and assisting Pastors and Christian leaders in poverty stricken and remote areas in advancing the kingdom of God. She is a true missionary and has a great passion for leaders who are often forgotten and lack the resources and partnerships to extend their reach and meet the needs of those in their communities.
After hearing her mind testimony on Hope FM in July of 2014, Hope was invited to minister on KTN (Kenya Television Network) which reaches over 7,000,000 viewers, as well as repeatedly on TRUTH FM, another Christian radio station in the country of Kenya.
Hope's unique testimony of deliverance and healing from many demons and strongholds produced in her youth, is evidence of the power of Jesus Christ to save, heal, and transform everyone who believes, repents and responds to His Word and His call. Hope's greatest desire in life is for people to experience the unconditional love of God through believers and be drawn into an intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, where they are delivered and grow up into healthy and victorious disciples and examples until His glorious return to earth. By the grace of God and the power of the Holy Spirit Hope lives a sacrificial and disciplined life of faithful service to God's call, at any and all costs.