Laugh for a Good Cause: A Comedy Benefit Event

Do you like to laugh?  Do you like to support high-quality public charities?  Do you like desserts, and maybe even a cup of coffee?  BUY YOUR TICKET TODAY!


Thursday, Oct. 18, 6:30 – 8:00 PM


You’re invited to an evening of desserts, music, fun, and Christian comedian Marty Simpson – husband, father, former USC Gamecock kicker, and all-around fun guy. All ticket sales support the ministry here at iHope. This is a great event for your Bible study, youth group, date night, or family fun night! All are welcome.

$10 per person OR $30 per family
CALL US for a discount on a group of 8+
Kids under 12 are free!
(At the door: $12, with a family max of $35)

All for a good cause. The event will be hosted at Hoffmeyer Road Baptist Church, located at 2317 Hoffmeyer Rd, Florence, SC.


A sneak peak…

Who is Marty?

marty_transparent1Marty Simpson is a happy husband, father, and comedian. He loves his wife and kids, football, and Jesus. Have you heard of the USC Gamecocks? Marty sure has – he was a record-setting kicker for them in the ’90s, and continues in the world of football today as a featured columnist for the network and a popular radio guest on Sports Talk radio in the South Carolina area. Beyond football, Marty tours the country today doing live standup comedy. He won the 2012 Clean Comedy Challenge and has opened for Tim Hawkins and many others.

Today, Marty does indeed have that rare form of comedy that makes both young and old, tall and short…. laugh (although he does still have a hard time with Clemson fans). Marty’s comedy is rooted in his life experiences which include antics with his wife, children and golden doodles, as well as well as the occasional sports story.


Who is iHope?

iHope Christian Care and Counseling is a nonprofit, public charity in Florence, SC providing distinctly Christian counseling to the local community. Our doors opened in August 2017, so don’t be too surprised if you haven’t heard of us yet! We exist to be a trusted pastoral resource in the Pee Dee area, to expand the availability of Christian counseling, and to keep mental health counseling affordable. iHope has a variety of counselors available: pastoral counselors, licensed professional counselors, marriage and family therapists, and student interns.

This event is a benefit event for iHope, and every penny brought in will go toward keeping clients’ counseling fees low. Our fees are set at 50% below the local average, without insurance. Thanks to our business sponsors (list below!), every ticket sold will go entirely to iHope, keeping counseling fees low and keeping events, workshops, and seminars open to the public for free or at-cost.


Questions? Give iHope a call at (843) 702-0323.


Bryan Patterson, D.D.S.

Brian Edwards, State Farm Insurance

G. Lee Miller, Esquire, PC

Robert McMaster, Edward Jones Finance

Collin Smith Portraits

Greg O’Conner, Finance of America Mortgage

Anne Marie Hannah, CPA, LLC

Smith & Cannon Real Estate

Eddie Hutto, XPRESS Lube