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About Us

Our Ministry Team

Brian Buckner

Senior Pastor

Brian and his family came to New Hope in 2006. He has a Master of Divinity degree from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He and his wife Shelley have three children: Isaac, Leah and Alex.

Brett Turner

Associate Pastor

Brett and his family came to New Hope in 2013. He holds a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Liberty Theological Seminary. He and his wife Stacey have three children: Jordan, Elijah and Reagan.

Joey Hawkins

Minister of Students

Joey and his family joined our staff in 2014. He holds a B.A, Degree from Clear Creek Bible College. He and his wife Gena have four children: Brett, Ike, Hunter and Lagen.

Elaine Ward

Choir Leader for Adult and Children's Choirs, Nursery Cordinator, Custodian

Elaine has been a member of New Hope for most of her life. She began working as custodian at age 15 and continues in this capacity today as well as teaching sunday school. Elaine is married to Stan and they have two grown children, Josh and Jacob, and five grandchildren.

Ken Williams

Worship Leader

Ken became the worship leader in 2011 after serving in several other capacities on the music ministry team for many years. Ken and his wife Kim, have three sons, Jamey, Brock, Kory and two grand children.

Rachel Peters


Rachel joined the staff of New Hope in 1996 as the secretary and bookkeeper. She has an Associate Degree in Business from Tri-County Technical College. She and her husband, Eric, have two children and two grandsons.

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