Ray and Lisa Stribling are the founders and directors of Hope City. They carry the heart and mandate to see the transforming power of God come into the inner city through night and day prayer and love in action. Ray and Lisa have over 20 years of experience in jail and street ministry, prayer ministry, housing for the addicted and feeding the poor. They have the courage and the heart to stand in the gap, and see others given an opportunity to succeed as they have been given. The Striblings have a high level of commitment to the task at hand. Ray also serves as the President of the Board of Directors.
Their vision is to see houses of prayer raised up throughout the inner cities of America that serve and love their local communities and to create atmospheres of enjoyable prayer and worship available for all. They desire to see community centers operating from the place of prayer to help struggling neighborhoods to serve the needs of the troubled youth, the addicted, the broken and the homeless. Their goal is to see each person who receives from their ministry walking in their true identity in God, leading productive, self-managing, independent lifestyles, and playing an active role in the Body of Christ.