Hope Community Church Staff
Senior Pastor Andy Hanson
As a young man, Andy discarded his faith and wandered far from the Lord. After a few short and unsuccessful years in college, he joined the US Marine Corps, where he served honorably for five years. Upon leaving the Marines with a newfound determination and focus, he studied Computer Science at Grand Valley State University. During his time at the university, he started exploring matters of faith and converted to Islam. However, God was not finished with him yet. While he was working as a software engineer at General Electric, he was introduced to the gospel and Reformed faith by a co-worker. By the power of the Holy Spirit, Andy was brought to faith in Jesus Christ. He later felt a call to ministry and attended Calvin Theological Seminary, where he received his M. Div. During his seminary education, Andy was blessed to visit Angola Prison in Louisiana. While there, he was inspired by the work he saw God doing through the inmates. Andy built upon the groundbreaking work of Pastor Rich Rienstra at Celebration Fellowship, adding two additional congregations and writing a study guide for small groups inside prison – . Andy comes to Hope Community Church with his wife of seventeen years, Gail, and their two sons – Noah and Sebastien.
Pastor Phil Du Bois, Associate Pastor
Pastor Phil considers it a wonderful privilege to serve the Lord at Hope. He loves to preach and teach and assist the pastor and this congregation wherever needed. "I will serve the Lord and this church to the very best of my ability for as long as the Lord gives me strength."
Mike Fuentes, Director of Worship
Psalm 100:1-3 . "Shout for joy to the Lord, all the earth. Worship the Lord with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture." Please join us this Sunday as we worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Pastor Ron Glass, Director of Evangelism
Pastor Ron has a passion for sharing the gospel with anyone who wants to know more about Jesus. He loves to reach out into the community with the love of Christ! Ron is available to assist the pastor and congregation wherever needed.