PASTORAL STAFF

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Jonathan Marshall

Senior Pastor

Jonathan Marshall is a 2002 graduate of Landmark Baptist College in Haines City, Florida. He and his wife, Jessica, have five children. They have been working at Hope since August of 2004. In 2019, Pastor Marshall was voted in as the Senior Pastor of Hope Baptist Church.

Caleb Cheedie

Assistant Pastor

Caleb Cheedie is a graduate of Golden State Baptist College in Santa Clara, California. He and his wife, Justine have four children. They have a passion and love for music and young adults. They oversee the music ministries and the College and Career group.

Matt Bernsdorff

Assistant Pastor

Matt Bernsdorff first came on staff in 2005. In 2015, he and his family followed the Lord's leading to go to Trinidad as Missionaries. In 2020 the Lord led him and his family back to Hope. He and his wife Vickie have four children. They have a love for education, families, marriages, and counseling. They oversee the Homebuilder's Ministry and Pastor Matt also directs the Institute. 

Rick Sowell

Founding Pastor - Retired

Richard Sowell is a 1975 graduate of Pensacola Bible Institute in Pensacola, Florida. He and his wife, Cindy, have three children. For over 40 years, the Lord has blessed their ministry at Hope. Pastor Sowell's preaching ministry has taken him into churches across the United States and in several foreign countries.