The Essence of HITOP
Hi, my name is Chris Hewitt, the WOE Writer and founder of HITOP Ministries. You maybe wondering what is HITOP and how did it get started. HITOP stands for men of Humility, Integrity, Truth, Obedience, and Prayer. The essence of HITOP however is the "T" and why I selected a sword to represent Truth. There's no doubt a sword represents courage, strength, authority for many men. I hope to encourage men to see it as the Spirit of Truth, which is powerful enough to strike down the lies we are challenged with and find victory. It was in 2011 after an intense battle of not knowing the truth I asked God to intercede in my life and reveal to me, His Truth. HITOP was the response. This seed (Truth) was first planted when I was about 14 years old, when the father of one of my friends invited me to church. Over the next two years, he invested time in me by modeling what it was to LOVE, how to LISTEN and hear what others where truly saying, and when you LEAD do it with gentle strength and powerful encouragement. Through his encouragement, I became a part of the church and was later baptized. During this two years I was held accountable and guided in the questions I had on God as well as the Bible. His intentional heart, changed mine. Yet when my friend and I stopped hanging out, I lost the connection to his dad. My accountability was gone. While rooted in Christ, I wavered. The next few years I began to walk into darkness and run from the light of Christ.
Through God's grace and benevolence He rescued me. Now, I devote my life to meeting men where they are and inspiring them to Love. Listen. Lead. in their professional, personal, and spiritual lives.