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Meet The Team

Lead Team

Our Elders

Hope Church is led by an Elder Board that serves in a 3-year rotation.

Our 2019 Elders are:
Scooter Noland, Bryan Gillespie, Denotee Martin, Ed Vitagliano, Ben Patterson, Shan Easterling, Jeff Credille, Jim Chapman, and Jim Nielsen.

Pastoral Staff

Scooter Noland

Elder, Lead Pastor

Scooter and his family have been at Hope since 2010. Scooter serves the church by providing leadership, vision, and teaching the church on a consistent basis. He is married to Allyson, and they have 2 children: Whitley and Preston.

Jim Nielsen

Elder, Administrative Pastor

Jim is a long-term member of Hope, and graciously oversees and encourages our staff and oversees the finances. He is married to Gloria.

Tom Wilson

Associate Pastor

Tom has served at Hope periodically throughout his ministry, most recently rejoining the staff in 2016. Tom oversees the discipleship and family ministries for Hope. He is married to Linda, and they have 4 daughters: Maggie, Abby, Emma, and Kate. 

Ministry Staff

John Brown

Outreach + Evangelism Pastor

John joined the staff at Hope in 2019. John serves Hope church by leading our local community impact teams and outreach efforts for Tupelo. He is married to Cassandra. 

Chris Prather

Student  Pastor

Chris joined the staff at Hope at the end of 2016.
Chris uses his gifts to communicate the Word of God and to serve middle school and high school students, their parents, and volunteers, and also directs graphic design and media for Hope.
He is married to Shelby, and they have 2 children: Judah Lee, and Shepherd Thomas.

Brittany O'Rourke

Kids Minister

Brittany has been serving Kids Ministry since 2016. She is passionate about teaching the Bible and desires to instill her passion for the Word into Kindergarten - 5th graders. She is married to Sean, and they have 4 children: Taylor, Carter, Jordyn, and Lexi.  

Deborah Winters

Preschool Minister

Deborah has served as the Preschool Minister since 2003. She oversees the nursery and preschool ministry, serving our infants. She is married to Lee, and they have 3 girls: Carol Ann, Megan, and Emilee.

Joe Gilley

Worship Pastor

Joe joined our team in September of 2019. Joe seeks to lead us in genuine, authentic worship with our single focus being to uplift and glorify the name of the Lord. Joe is also responsible for maintaining our production and livestream ministries. He, along with his wife, Haley, are eager to use their talents for the glory of God while serving here at Hope.