Meet The Team

Lead Team

Our Elders

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

Our 2021 Elders are:
Scooter Noland, Sam Thomas (Chair), Denotee Martin, Max Hutchinson, , Larry Easterling, Jeff Credille, Jim Chapman, Jeff Fikes, Mac Davis, and Jim Spencer. 

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. 

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 3 children: Judah Lee, Shepherd Thomas and Dandy Elliot. 

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.