Many folks grew up with only one pastor, or at least one position of Pastor in their church. At Hope, we feature a preaching/teaching team.
Rev. Rufus Smith (Senior Pastor), preaches most often followed by Dr. Eli Morris (Senior Associate Pastor), and Dr. Craig Strickland (Founding Pastor) speaks as well.
In addition, Rev. Freddie Albaugh (Marriage and Family Pastor), Rev. Issac Curry (Single Adults), and Rev. Jessica Morris (Ministries) also make valuable weekend contributions. This rotation allows the congregation to benefit from different perspectives. Our preaching/teaching team puts biblical faith into easy modern language for application in your everyday life.
Preaching & Teaching Team
He's dubbed himself "The Most Interesting Man In the World," and the fact he holds Masters degrees from both Princeton and Duke makes us believe he can back up the claim. While he's not busy being interesting he heads up Hope's Singles Ministry and is a Pastoral Intern.