PASTOR OF COMMUNITY LIFE & YOUTH
David was born and raised in south Alabama and is married to Katie, who grew up in Phoenix. After graduating from the University of Alabama, he spent a year overseas in missions and then enrolled at Beeson Divinity School in Birmingham, AL where he earned his M.Div. (’18). David joined Pastor Bill and the Hope community in August of 2018, overseeing Youth Ministry, Small Groups, and various administrative tasks as well as preaching on occasion. David is passionate about Bama football, loves golf, & will eat Chick-fil-A anytime of day. Most notably, David and Katie recently welcomed their first son, Red, into the world.
Alivia was born and raised in Scottsdale, Arizona. She grew up very active in the church, serving alongside her family in the children’s ministry and foster care. After graduating high school, she lived overseas teaching English to students and doing mission work for a year. Alivia currently attends Grand Canyon University where she is earning her Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology with an emphasis in children’s psychology. Alivia officially joined the team in August of 2020, serving as the Hope Children’s Director. For fun, Alivia enjoys hanging out with her family and friends, running, and reading.
Chris was born in southern California but was raised in Glendale, Arizona. Growing up as a pastor’s kid, he was actively involved in church ministry and began leading worship in his youth group. Chris attended Grand Canyon University where he led worship for chapel services while earning his Bachelor’s in Christian Studies. At GCU, he also met his wife, Nikki and they now have three beautiful children. After occasionally leading worship at Hope, Chris officially joined the team in August in 2019, serving as the worship director. For fun, Chris enjoys hanging out with his family, eating Mexican food and arguing about fantasy football.
Brandon was born and raised in Tempe, AZ. Brandon grew up attending and Serving in church which ignited a zealousness for God and a passion to create an atmosphere to worship Jesus. Outside of Church, Brandon is a student at Grand Canyon University with a major in Communications (class of 2022). At Grand Canyon University he plays drums for GCU Worship and is also part of GCU Tech. Brandon has been in his position at Hope Bible since October of 2020, serving as a Worship Assistant. For fun, Brandon collects vinyl records.
Sorryayda (Zoey) was born in Tucson, Arizona and lived most her life in Los Angeles, California. Zoey came to know the Lord when she was a teenager though serving as a Sound Engineer at her local church. Zoey attended Grand Canyon University where she was on the Worship Tech Team and graduated with her Bachelor's in Business Administration in 2021. Zoey joined Hope Bible in June 2021 and decided to further her education by starting her Master's in Psychology at Grand Canyon University (Class of 2023). For fun, Zoey likes to read, watch movies, and explore the art of makeup.
Born and raised in San Diego, California, Gracie enjoyed growing up in the church, volunteering, and serving at youth events and summer camps. Gracie is a recent graduate of Grand Canyon University, where she earned her Bachelors of Science in Marketing and Advertising. This past summer, she moved to Colorado where she lead mountain backpacking expeditions and ministered to high school youth groups. In her free time, she loves to enjoy creation by hiking, camping, and surfing. Gracie joined the Hope staff in August 2021, serving under administration and marketing.
Arwen grew up in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. She grew up very active in her church, was very involved in her youth ministry, and started a youth worship band. Throughout high school, Arwen felt a calling to ministry and decided to follow that calling to Grand Canyon University. She is currently getting her degree in Worship Arts with an emphasis in worship ministry. Arwen joined Hope in August of 2021 and is looking forward to becoming apart of the church family. Arwen enjoys camping and all things outdoors, coffee, and thrift shopping.
Sydney was born and raised in Boise, Idaho. She grew up in a beautiful church and served along many people, including the worship team for five years. After graduating from high school, she decided to follow the call God had on her life to move to Arizona. She is now attending Grand Canyon University where she plans to get a degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in forensics. Sydney officially joined Hope in August of 2021 and is looking forward to growing relationships with people at the church. For fun, Sydney enjoys rock climbing, eating sushi, and exploring the outdoors!
OUTSIDE COUNCIL OF SPIRITUAL ADVISORS
Jack Graham, Senior Pastor, Prestonwood Baptist Church, Plano, TX, prestonwood.org
Jerry Lingenfelter, Senior Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Lancaster, PA, harvestlancaster.org
David Wisen, Teaching Pastor, Harvest Bible Chapel, Spring Lake, MI, harvestspringlake.org