ROD & LORI LOVEJOY
Rod and Lori are a couple who love Christ, their church family, and personal family more than anything in this world. Both have been involved in youth ministry for over eight years. They are constantly pursuing new ways to help youth find Christ and make HIM the center of their universe. Their motto remains Hebrews 10:24-25, "Let us think of ways to motivate one another to acts of love and good works. And let us not neglect our meeting together, as some people do, but encourage one another, especially now that the day of his return is drawing near."
TERESA BARNETT & Team
"Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it." Proverbs 22:6. Our Children are our next generation of pastors, worship leaders, evangelist and so on. At HOPE, we strive to have our children understand what it is to have a relationship with God even at a young age. Our passion is to get these children inspired and excited about the word of God, and truly show them their full potential. Our motto is, "If you can reach one child, then you have opened the door to that child's family, then to their friends, and even their community. All it takes is one soul to start a chain reaction"
Patty is married to Don, and is mother of Jill Chernok and Marsha Pounds. Patty is the president of the HOPE Ladies Ministry and enjoys coordinating events for the church, such as fundraisers, holiday dinners, etc. Ephesians says, "With good will doing service as to the Lord." She finds it heartening to know that the ladies serving with her are sincere about helping their community and members of the church. Her desire to serve the Lord and share His love with others is quite prominent. As she says, "Come to the house of the Lord, pull up a chair at our table, grab your fork and taste and see that the Lord is good."
Wife to Allen, and mother of three children: Jean Marie, Allen Jr., and Miley Mae, Carrie is the leader of the Children's Ministry here at HOPE. She and her husband were blessed to care for over 30 beautiful children while being foster parents for four years. She lives by Mark 9:37, "Whoever welcomes one of these little children in my name welcomes me; and whoever welcomes me does not welcome me, but the one who sent me." She has volunteered in HOPE's children's programs for many years, and finds deep joy in heading the Children's Ministry Team! She loves the church family like they are her own, and strives to do all she can to make her ministry thrive.
CARE TEAM LEADER
Husband to Tammy, bass player, and the leader of the HOPE CARE Team, Jason's goal is to love and care for the church family. While building a family tie, reaching out to those who are sick, in need of prayer, help, or even away on vacation, he wishes to reflect the caring culture of HOPE to the community around us, and that all feel welcome. Matthew 22:39 tells us to love our neighbor as thyself, and that is his desire.