Dr. China M. Ashe, founder and pastor of Hope Ministries of Christ Worship Center received a call from God in 1988 to preach the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
At the time, she
was a member of New Shiloh Baptist Church
in Baltimore, MD under the pastorate of Dr. Harold A. Carter, Sr.
united with Christ in 1984 under the same ministry.
Prior to receiving her
had been a successful businesswoman who owned and operated two beauty salons with 28 employees in Baltimore, MD.
But in 1991, being instructed by God, Dr. Ashe
entered the ministry fulltime.
She gave up everything she owned and moved to Tulsa, OK to attend Rhema Bible Training Institute under Kenneth Hagin Ministry.
After completing Rhema, Dr. Ashe resumed her formal education and completed her undergraduate studies at Morgan State University with a dual degree; B. S. in psychology and a B. A. in religious studies.
She also obtained a Tri Masters with a M. A. degree in Theology from St. Maryâ€™s Seminary, a M. Ed. in Rehabilitation Counseling from Coppin State College, and a M. Div. from Howard University.
She earned her Doctorate from Howard University School of Divinity in 2001.
Since giving up her
business, Dr. Ashe
has learned to abound and abase by Faith being content in whatever state God has placed her
She has worked at several odd jobs: a missionary in Japan, a counter girl at McDonalds, a hairstylist, a cosmetologist teacher, a substitute teacher, a 3rd grade teacher, a counselor for emotionally and behaviorally disturbed children, and an addiction counselor.
She is also licensed and certified in several areas of helping relationships.
also founded â€œWarriors of Fire,â€ a youth camp and Hope Radio Ministry.
Dr. Harold Carter, Sr. ordained Reverend Ashe with Reverend A. C. D. Vaughn serving as moderator in May 2001.
After her ordination, Dr. Ashe worked in the secular market as a mental health therapist and addiction counselor.
entrepreneurial spirit led her
to establish her
own counseling agency with two locations, one in Laurel, MD and the other in Randallstown, MD. In addition Dr. Ashe started a counseling institute nationwide that train other professional counselors and therapist.
Dr. Ashe also served for three years at Life of Faith Ministries, under the pastorate of Rev. Rebecca Eddins, another â€œdaughterâ€ of the New Shiloh Church Ministry.
In November 2005, while attending the Washington, DC Kenneth Copeland Conference, the Holy Spirit spoke to Dr. Ashe to establish Hope Ministries of Christ Worship Center.
Not fully heeding the initial call, with more urgency the Holy Spirit spoke a second time in January 2006 to Reverend Ashe
, while she
was attending Kenneth Copeland Ministersâ€™ Conference in Forth Worth, TX.