On July 30, 1970, a group of twelve people gathered in Dallas to discuss establishing a Metropolitan Community Church. In late 1990, MCC-Dallas became the Cathedral of Hope to reflect a new and broader mission to reach lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender people in small towns everywhere with a message of hope.
There were people in Oklahoma City who wanted a church different from the others they had experienced in the past. For years, some of them had occasionally attended the Cathedral of Hope in Dallas, Texas. CoH-Dallas met this need for a new congregation in Oklahoma City. It all began with a small group bible study and a few big services at Christmas and Easter. Nearly 100 people attend the inaugural worship service at Cathedral of Hope Oklahoma City on August 6, 2000. Now, over 15 years later, we are still reclaiming a Christianity of extravagant grace, radical inclusion, and relentless compassion.