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Todd and Krystal Barham - Lead Pastors

Todd Barham was born in Mineral Wells, Texas and raised in Burleson, Texas. He was raised in a loving family. As an avid church attender with his family, he was saved at a young age but knew the importance of maintaining a relationship with the Lord through the rest of his life. As a teenager, the Lord spoke very clearly to Todd and told him, “I want to use you. I know you are not perfect and I don’t expect perfection. I just need you to be willing for me to use you.” Todd made a covenant at that time to be a willing vessel. Todd then went to Hardin Simmons, Abilene, Texas, where he received a Bachelors in Church Music. After a few years of leading worship, Todd felt the Lord calling him to senior pastoring. Todd then began working on his Master's Degree at Southwestern Assembly of God University in Waxahachie, Texas. Todd served as a youth pastor and associate pastor roles while preparing and gaining experience to take a senior pastor position in answering the Lord’s call. Todd graduated from Southwestern Assembly of God University with his Masters of Arts in Bible and Theology. In July 2012, Todd felt the Lord calling him to accept the call as Senior Pastor of Hope Church Cleburne. Todd never looked back. While serving at Hope Church, Todd has served as an elected officer with the Cleburne Ministerial Co-op. He also served at the Cleburne Pregnancy Center teaching parenting classes as well as going into schools and teach abstinence for the Burleson Pregnancy Aid Center. Todd is involved with the North Texas District Assembly of God and serves in many facets of educating church planters. Todd is a member of the Bridge of Hope Ministries through the Cleburne Christian Heritage Foundation. Todd has a heart for serving the community of Cleburne and desires to see a new generation rise up with a profound faith and relationship with the Lord. Todd is a family man and married the love of his life, Krystal, in 2009. The couple now have three beautiful children. They eagerly welcomed their first child, Noah, into the world on January 17, 2012. Madilynn was born on January 23, 2014. Isaiah was born on August 10, 2017. They reside in Cleburne where they long to impact the community and show love to all who live in the Cleburne and the surrounding communities.

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Ethan and Jessica Godfrey - Executive Pastors

Ethan was raised in Southampton, NY and came to Texas when he was 18 years old. When he was 17 years old, God called Ethan into ministry. Over the next three years, he attended Christ for the Nations Institute in Dallas, Texas; where he graduated from the Theological and Pastoral programs. During his third year, he met his wife of 15 years, Jessica. Together they served at their church in youth ministry and started a family. They have three children: Christian, Zechariah and Kaelyn. Ethan's heart is to build the next generation of leaders and to see the marginalized, the lost and the hurting to find a loving God. As a family, they serve God at Hope Church. Their goals are to unify the church, raise up strong spiritual family units and help create a loving, inviting atmosphere where everyone is welcome.
Jessica Godfrey was raised in Burleson, TX. At a young age Jessica had a heart for God and knew that she would one day be in ministry. Jessica works alongside Ethan to provide a holistic ministry for the family. She has a heart to help unify the church, teach others how to have a Godly family unit and create a caring atmosphere that welcomes all. As a prayer warrior, Jessica focuses on bringing prayer to the family, teaching others how to pray and hear God's voice enabling them to develop a personal relationship of their own with Christ. Ethan and Jessica are excited to see where God is leading them as they travel down the path God has ordained for them.
"For we are co-workers in God's service; you are God's field, God's building." 1 Corinthians 3:9 (NIV)

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Monique Williams - Worship Pastor

Monique was born in El Paso, Texas in 1987 and moved to Joshua, Texas in 1999. Monique was raised in church. Her Grandfather pastored 3 churches; 1 in El Paso, Texas and 2 in Juarez, Mexico. At the age of 8, she began to follow her calling and started learning to play the drums. She began her journey into music ministry at the age of 13 when she joined the worship team at a church in south Fort Worth. Throughout middle school and high school, Monique was in band. In high school, she was a member of the drumline. She continued to march on drumlines in WGI and DCI as well as teach for a couple years. In the summer of 2015, God called her even deeper into what He had for her. Monique began to teach herself piano and guitar, then waited for the Lord on what to do next. Today, she is the Worship Pastor here at Hope Church. Her desires are to see the children of God set free from their chains and bondage, and for all to have an encounter with the very One who will set them free.

For the Lord your God is living among you. He is a mighty savior. He will take delight in you with gladness. With his love, he will calm all your fears. He will rejoice over you with joyful songs.
Zephaniah 3:17

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Teresa Hewgill - Senior Adult Pastor & Administrative Assistant

Teresa was born in California but has lived most of her life in Cleburne, Texas. She has been married to her husband, Ken, for 9 years and has 4 grown children and 6 granddaughters, as well as 3 grandson. Teresa holds two Associate in Specialized Business degrees from AIB/University of Iowa, specializing in medical and legal business. She worked for 30 years as a medical transcriptionist/editor. Teresa has been a born-again believer since the age of 21 when she was attending the University of Iowa and became involved with Campus Crusade for Christ. She was called to serve the Lord full time as Senior Adult Pastor and also serves as the administrative assistant at Hope Church. She is currently attending The School of Urban Missions Theology and Seminary where she is working on her Bachelors in Biblical Studies. In her spare time, she loves to knit and crochet.

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Justin Moore - Spiritual Community Pastor

Justin was born in Coudersport, Pennsylvania, but was raised in Texas his entire life. He grew up here in Cleburne, Texas. Justin started following Christ at 15 years old, and was seeking the Lord’s will for him then. Although Justin knew he was called into the ministry, he ran from the calling God placed on his life. Fortunately, at 18 Justin finally gave it all to God and started at Hope Church as the youth intern, and then the media intern. He later became the pastoral intern, under the mentorship of Pastor Todd Barham.
Today, Justin is our Spiritual Community Pastor. Justin is attending SUM Bible College and Theological Seminary and is pursuing his bachelor's degree in biblical studies with a concentration in pastoral ministries. Justin will be marrying the love of his life, Abigail, in October. They met over 3 years ago and cannot wait to see what God has planned for their future. Justin loves to read his bible. In his free time, he enjoys music and film.

“but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” Isaiah 40:31

Jeovanny Menjivar - Youth Pastor

Jeo attended the University of Texas at Arlington, and graduated with his bachelor’s degree. He majored in computer science and minored in psychology.
Shortly after graduating, he developed a passion to encourage and lead students to Christ. This led him to enrolling in Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Fort Worth, Texas. There, he obtained his Biblical Studies Certification.
He has been in the ministry since 2013 and has been working with student ministries all around Johnson County. He joined Hope Church in 2017 as the Youth and Ministries Pastor, he is still currently residing at Hope Church.
Jeo loves working, working out at the gym, and eating at In-N-Out.
His favorite verse is John 15:7.

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Vada Rosenkrans - Children’s Pastor

Vada feels very blessed to be a part of Hope Church. Hope is growing and she looks forward to seeing more children come to know the Lord. She loves to see the look of understanding when a child grasps a lesson or when they really get lost in worship.
Vada started out as Sunday school teacher for several years and then became the Children’s Pastor at a much smaller church before coming to Hope Church.
As time grows short on this earth, Vada believes we need to bring as many children to Jesus as we can. This can only be done by meeting them where they are and teaching children the things of God in a way they can understand. Kids in today's world are very visual. In Children's Church, your young ones will learn the word of God on their level by using videos, hands-on activities, and kids worship songs.

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Patty Lynn Abbott - Nursery Director

Patty was raised and educated in Joshua, TX. She married Phillip Abbott from Houston, TX in 1985. Many years later, they have 5 children and 11 grandchildren. The Lord called her to Himself in 2006 after years of severe wandering, to the point of almost losing her life. At that time, she began attending New Life Church. It was there that He showed her the need to rededicate her life to Him. In 2007, Patty joined the children’s ministry teaching the toddler class.
In May of 2014, after taking some time off from the ministry to care for her sick sister, the Lord sent Patty to Hope Church. Soon after joining Hope, she was recruited into the children's ministry to help with the toddlers. After a short time, she moved up to the Pre-K class as teacher. Patty is currently the nursery director at Hope Church and continues teaching in the children’s ministry. Through her service in children’s ministry, the Lord showed Patty the need for planting the word in children. Her heart’s desire is for them to know the love of their heavenly father at an early age. Her service has been a life changing experience.

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2125 N Nolan River Rd
Cleburne, Texas 76033

(682) 317-1093

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