Meet The Team

Our Elders

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

Our 2022 Elders are:

Scooter Noland, Max Hutchinson (Chair), Sam Thomas, Mac Davis, Jim Spencer, Jeff Fikes, David Parker, Artis Griffin, Danny Sheffield.

scooter noland

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

Administrative Pastor
Jim is a long-term member of Hope, and graciously manages 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. 

Lance Pickens

Student Pastor
Lance joined the staff at Hope in 2022.
Lance has served in student ministry since 2007 and currently serves as the youth lead pastor at Hope. He has a desire to lead and disciple students. Lance and his wife, Jessica, have two children, Josiah and Rebecca.

brittany o'rourke

Children's 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.