MEET THE MINISTRY TEAM
Pastor Don & Debbie Cherry
Pastor Don spent most of his life in Ohio before coming to West Virginia. He attended Baptist Bible College in Springfield, MO, where he met and married Debbie more than 35 years ago. While in college he earned a degree in music before completing his BA in Bible at Temple Baptist College, Cincinnati, OH, and then his Master's of Pastoral Ministry from Trinity Theological Seminary in Newburg, IN.
Pastor Don and Debbie were blessed with three children: LaVonda, Nathan, and Darrin. Nathan and Darrin are both married. Darrin is in full-time Christian ministry here in the state of WV. Pastor Don and Debbie have five grandsons and one grand-daughter that get much love and attention from Nana and Pop.
Pastor Don enjoys being a shepherd to the flock God has given him. He spends much time praying, studying, and preaching/teaching. He also enjoys spending as much time as possible with the people of New Hope outside of the church setting. He is always ready to visit with family's going through a tough time or someone that needs his help.
When not ministering you will find Pastor Don on the golf course trying to get through a round with just one golf ball, or riding his Suzuki Intruder with other riders from New Hope. He also spends time watching his favorite sports when he can. Debbie spends her time helping in the women's ministry of the church, doing administrative things, and also enjoys crocheting, and reading.
Pastor Jon & Jamie Beall
Jon joined the ministry team in October 2013. His primary responsibility is to oversee the children and youth ministries. He was ordained as a minister in April of 2013 and graduated with a Master of Divinity degree from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary in May of 2013. He also has a Bachelors degree in Music from West Chester University in Pennsylvania and was a band director before he started seminary.
Jon's first job was as a camp counselor with the YMCA when he was fourteen and he has been working with young people ever since. He has a passion for teaching God's Word and making disciples of all ages. Jon has been married to his wife Jamie for ten years. They have a six year old daughter named Caroline and a three year old son named Isaac. Family time is precious to them and they enjoy playing outside, riding bikes, going for hikes, having picnics, swimming and just chasing each other around and being together.