So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock.
1 Peter 5:1-3 (ESV)
Jason teaches theology during our Sunday morning Bible studies. He and his family came to Hope Church from Louisville, KY. He is married to Tonya and has five children: Abigail, Grace, Lydia, Sarah, and Sam. Jason enjoys trout fishing in his spare time.
Adam serves as the elder for preaching at Hope Church. He is a graduate of Boyce College as well as the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He is currently working on his PhD in Biblical Theology ad Midwestern Baptist Theological Semianry. He has written two books, Friendship Redeemed and Friendship Established, and hosts "The Daily Brew" podcast. Adam and his wife, Katelyn, have three children: Emma Kate, Isaiah, and Scarlett.
Jeremy is Hope Church's elder for community groups. He is a graduate of Boyce College and has served on staff at churches in Tennessee and Delaware. He also is the cohost for the podcast "The Daily Brew." He is married to Lindsay, and together they have three children: Haddon, Hudson, and Addie. Jeremy enjoys family time, fresh coffee, barbecue, and UT football.
Deacons likewise must be dignified, not double-tongued, not addicted to much wine, not greedy for dishonest gain. They must hold the mystery of the faith with a clear conscience.
1 Timothy 3:8-9 (ESV)
Chris and his wife Lisa have one son, Jonathan.
Tyler and his wife Catlin have four children: Abigail, Katie, Judah, and Elijah.
My heart is steadfast, O God!
I will sing and make melody with all my being!
wake, O harp and lyre!
I will awake the dawn!
I will give thanks to you, O LORD, among the peoples;
I will sing praises to you among the nations.
Ben is currently a student at Johnson University, where he is studying to earn his BA in Preaching/Church Leadership and leading worship at chapel. He is married to Kaitlin. Ben enjoys going to local coffee shops, catching a movie at the dollar theater, and cooking food that he sees on the Food Network. He and Kaitlin are currently eating their way through Knoxville.