David has been our pastor since 1996. He is a graduate from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and Covington Theological Seminary. He and his wife Brenda have two grown daughters, Heather and Lindsay, son-in-law Denver and four grandchildren, Logan, Rylee, Colton and Ava.
He is thankful for the opportunity to preach/teach the Glorious Gospel of Jesus Christ!
Chris is a Georgia native. He graduated from Liberty University in 2021 with a degree in Biblical and Theological Studies. He began serving as the praise team and Celebrate Recovery director in 2016, and was called to be the Associate Pastor in 2021. He has been married to his wife, Amy, since 1995, and they have two sons, Luke and Jesse.
Minister of Music
Tim Culpepper was born and raised in Toccoa Ga. His heart and desire is to serve the Lord and lift up the name of Jesus through song. He has been a part of the New Hope family since 1981. Tim and his wife Elaine married in 1984. They have two children, Carli and Collin, and three grandchildren Addison Grace, Oakley and Oliver.
Kelly is originally from Anderson, SC but moved to Toccoa in 1990 to attend Toccoa Falls College. She has a passion for working with children and a desire to serve the Lord in planting the seeds of His love and His salvation into the hearts of young people. She has been a member of the New Hope family since August of 2006, and was called to be the children's director in 2008.Kelly and her husband, Derrick, have been married since 1993 and have one son Kyle.
Grover was Born in Toccoa and raised in nearby Carnesville. He studied theology at the Baptist College of Florida in Graceville, FL. It is his great desire to serve the Lord wholeheartedly, and to equip the next generation of the church to become strong, vibrant followers of Christ through biblical teaching and application. He has been part of the New Hope family since 2010 and began serving with our youth in November of that year. Grover has three children, Kylie, Matthew, and Jonathan.
Heather has lived most of her life in Toccoa Ga. Heather and her husband James have 5 wonderful children together. She loves her children and her animals, and is excited to serve the Lord and her Church.