I love: The Lord, my wife and family, and riding motocross!
After attending Liberty University and Biblical Theological Seminary, I came to Living Hope in 1999 as the first pastor of a young church plant. Previously I was serving as a Youth Pastor in West Chester and still have a heart for reaching the next generation of disciples and leaders for Christ. It is exciting to see how Living Hope has grown over the years and to be a part of all God is doing in our community and world. When I’m not at the church, I like to surf, hunt, drink good coffee, ride motocross, and ride my Harley with my wonderful wife Diana. We live right here in the community of Dublin, which we love! We have two beautiful daughters, two awesome son-in-laws, and two incredible grandkids, Braxton and Willow.
EXECUTIVE PASTOR OF MINISTRY
I love: My Wife, my daughters, and Italian wedding soup
I joined the Living Hope Team in 2007 and consider it an honor to serve this community with love and joy. One of the best parts of my job is that I get to share, connect, minister, and disciple others to Christ. To ‘present everyone mature in Christ’ is my passion and goal. One of my other favorite things to do at Living Hope is play on the softball team! I’m a loyal fan of all Philly sports teams and I live in Perkasie with my wildly wonderful family.
EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF OPERATIONS
I love: My wife, our two sons, and everything outdoors
I officially joined the staff team in 2012, as the Worship Ministries Director, but have been on Team Living Hope since its inception in 1997. I was privileged to be a part of those few families that pioneered a new church and started meeting in a barn in Bedminster, PA. Moving to my current role in 2021, I have a passion for creating safe, distraction free environments where the Truths of scripture can be heard. I get to manage an amazing staff of godly individuals who have a passion for the Lord and a pursuit of excellence. When I’m not creating memories with my wife and two boys I love to hunt, fish, and ski in the Rocky mountains.
CHILDREN’S MINISTRY DIRECTOR
I love: My family, the beach and books (books on the beach with my family is the ultimate!)
God has taken my love for all things Jesus and all things children and combined them in to the most wonderful serve opportunity as Children's Ministry Director at Living Hope! I started volunteering in our Preschool room in 2015 and accepted the Children's Ministry position in 2016. It is an exciting honor to support our families as they disciple their children in following Jesus! Sunday dinner is the highlight of my week, enjoying homegrown goodies, fun with our farm animals, and best of all, time with my husband, children and grandchildren! Would you like to see pictures of my grandchildren?!
I love: Jesus, My soon to be husband, Camping, & Sunflowers
I first came to Living Hope in 2011 and later became involved with the children’s ministry team as a volunteer in preschool. I'm a graduate of Cairn University and was a member of the women’s soccer team. Outside of being in ministry, I volunteer for 4-H, enjoy road trips and being an auntie! I love being on staff here at Living Hope and I'm excited to see how the Lord will use us to further His Kingdom!
GUEST CONNECTIONS COORDINATOR
I love: Worshiping the Lord, spending time with my husband, my family, and the many wonderful friends God has given me.
My husband, Rick, and I came to Living Hope in January 2014. We have been so very blessed to be part of the body here and now I am very privileged to be part of the staff! With a background in education administration, I enjoy coordinating the Welcome Center both during the week and on Sundays. I love greeting and assisting our guests new and not so new. When not at the church building, I can be found cooking – I’m kind of a “foodie”, or quilting – I enjoy working with color and patterns. Rick and I live in our empty nest in Perkasie.
WORSHIP MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
I love: My family, all things music, anything spicy, and the outdoors.
I grew up in a very musically talented family and my father was the worship leader in our church growing up. Because of that, I have been involved in music for as long as I can remember. One of my passions is to lead people into authentic worship to the Lord through music. My wife Alicia and I both grew up in Delaware and got married in 2013. We relocated to Pennsylvania in 2015 and currently live in Telford with our 3 beautiful children, Colton, Briella, and Levi.
I love: Film, philosophy, and the psychology of storytelling.
I grew up on a small farm in Perkasie, where I was surrounded by four brothers, a sister, a number of animals, and an even larger number of old movies. I was raised in a Christian home, but it wasn't until late in high school when I decided to move churches that I began to really grow in my faith. Throughout my life, movies were a primary passion of mine, watching all that the Golden Age of Hollywood had to offer. Skip forward to today, and I’ve graduated from DeSales University with a BA in Media Studies & Communications. I spend much of my personal time listening to clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, writing for film and print, and raising my low-left shot groupings at the range.
I am a very private guy and find that family time is what is most important, especially nowadays. I enjoy reading/writing books and going on adventures with my amazing daughter. I am a quick and eager learner and try to help loved ones whenever I am able. A fun fact about me is that I have written four books but have only published one.
PASTOR OF CARE
I love: In addition to God, my wife and family, I love preparation for and teaching the Bible, blessing people by helping or encouraging them, conversing with a friend while drinking coffee, listening to the Phillies on my transistor radio.
I was the 2nd of 3 boys and was blessed to grow up in Bucks County, in a home with parents who sincerely loved God, their boys and each other. Feeling as though I could never measure up, I rarely did. I was the 1 of 8 who was not chosen to move into the accelerated program in grade school, I graduated college with a C- average, had 3 knee surgeries, been fired 4 times, and have experienced a number of shattered dreams. But through it all God has always been sovereign, all-wise, loving, merciful, and kind. He has always had my “back” and my heart. Despite what seems like a lot of failure God has used me to teach and preach His Word, care about and for people, and enrich His Kingdom exponentially over 20+ years in professional ministry, the Academy and the marketplace. I am thrilled to be a part of this loving church and work with this incredible team. My wife Linda and I live in Chalfont and are the proud parents of two amazing adult children, Katie and Jon. Katie and her husband David are the parents of our grandson Joel.
INTERIM STUDENT MINISTRIES DIRECTOR
I love: Cars, Snowboarding, and anything that goes BOOM
I first came to Living Hope when I was 13 years old in the gym of Plumstead Christian. God brought me back here after college to serve in student ministry. After 4 years of serving, I am blessed to serve God in this new way. I can usually be found working on my car, enjoying the woods in the summer, snowboarding in the winter, and playing with my dogs with my beautiful fiancé Kaitlyn. My passion is bringing teenagers to Christ through the most ridiculous games, unforgettable experiences, and real relationships.
WELCOME CENTER ADMINISTRATOR
I love: Quiet time with God in creation or coffee shops, my family, all things artsy, travel, and outdoor adventures.
I began attending Living Hope in 2018 and make the decision to begin regular attendance by Easter in 2019! After that, I started volunteering for elementary students and our middle school life groups at Hope Students. In January of 2022, God graciously provided the position of Welcome Center Admin. It is such a blessing to work with an amazing team and to connect with the individuals at Living Hope on Sundays and throughout the week. Another huge blessing in my life is my awesome family of 11–that is 3 boys and 6 girls. In my free time, I like to take long walks and hikes to bask in God’s peace-giving and glory-revealing creation. I also enjoy painting and drawing late into the night, travel, trying new things, and watching movies with my siblings. As for school, I am currently working towards a bachelors degree in Christian Ministries at Liberty online.
We believe our Elders are the spiritual shepherds of the church. Our Elders commit to two year terms of service. They are able to serve three consecutive terms but are then required to step off of the elder board for a season of rest. Future Elders are identified among the congregation based upon the biblical characteristics found in 1 Timothy 3 and Titus 1. Elder nominees are then voted on by our congregation annually.
Pictured from left to right; Eugene Miller, Phil Lorenzon, Phil Heacock, Nick Campagna, Rich Hollahan, Mike Hoppes, Brett King.