About Hope Over Coffee

Hope Over Coffee (HOC) began as an idea or leading that God pointed me toward back in 2020. When the world was shutting down, and we rolled into a more remote culture, I purchased equipment that would help me be “more” productive while working from home. A condenser microphone and the beginning of a stirring from the Lord that it would be used for something more than Zoom meetings. Then on Easter Sunday, 2022, I posted my first blog/devotional on this website. And even though they were praised as very good and I grew in my abilities up to this point, it was not where I was supposed to be. I was selfish and hid the gifts and abilities that God had given me. Even though I feel like an introvert and very inadequate for the task, I must believe and trust in the Lord and be obedient to Him. So thank you for visiting the HOC website, and I hope you will be stirred deep in your soul.

Hi, I Am Jared Ogea

Age: 45

Family: Married to Angi for 14 years now, and we each have two children: Gracie and Julia & Paul and Kristen

Coffee: I am pretty basic: Doughnut Shop with Sugar-Free French Vanilla.

Personal: I love working with my hands, especially wood.

My Story: I gave my life to Jesus as a high school senior just because I visited a worship night at one of the local Baptist camps. I missed out on discipleship early in my walk with Christ. But I can find areas when I have planted stakes in the ground and, through God’s grace, have been led to where I am now—overcoming a porn and food addiction, leading my family, and pursuing Christ. Living in a community of believers who stir my soul into a deeper relationship with Christ, so I try to do the same with others.