Pastoral Staff

Pastor Rick Sowell

Pastor Sowell is a 1975 graduate of Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, Florida. He and his wife, Cindy, have three children. For over 30 years, the Lord has blessed their ministry at Hope Baptist. Pastor Sowell´s preaching ministry has taken him into churches across the United States and in several foreign countries.

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Assistant Pastor Jonathan Marshall

Pastor Jon Marshall is a 2002 graduate of Landmark Baptist College in Haines City, Florida. He and his wife Jessica, have five children, Johnny, Nate, Ben, Leanne, and Adrianna. They have been working at Hope since August of 2004. Pastor Jon works with the College & Career class, Focus. In addition, he leads the congregational singing for our services.

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Assistant Pastor Dave Heaton

Pastor Dave Heaton is our Youth pastor. Raised in northern Michigan as the son of Pastor Paul Heaton, he graduated from Hope Institute of the Scriptures in 2001. He and his wife, Susan, have four children Marissa, Dawson, Makenna, and Treyson.

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Assistant Pastor Matt Bernsdorff

Pastor Matt Bernsdorff is a graduate of Hope Institute of the Scriptures and also earned a Doctorate of Theology from Antioch Baptist Bible College & Seminary, Marietta, GA. He heads up our Follow-up and Outreach ministries, oversees the Children’s Ministry, and Saturday Kid’s Club. He and his wife Vickie have four children, Rio, Raine, Skye, and Mateo. They have been working at Hope since 2006.

Read Pastor Matt's Testimony here.

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