Our Leaders

Our Leaders

Healthy churches require healthy leaders. Our pastors strive to be servants in our community, and they always seek to learn more about the Bible and how to lead our church in effective ways.

“You then, my son, be strong in the grace that is in Christ Jesus. And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others.” (2 Timothy 2:1-2)

Jim Baxter – Senior Pastor

Tim Elliott – Assistant Pastor

Todd Patterson – Director of Family Ministries


Jim Baxter

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Jim has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. He has served at New Hope since 2004, although Pastor Jim’s connection to New Hope really began as a child when his father, Pastor Bob, planted the church. Pastor Jim and his…

Tim Elliott

Pastor Tim joined our Pastoral Staff in 2017 as our Assistant Pastor of Adult Ministries. His love for the Word of God and feeding the sheep is easily seen through his oversight of the Adult Sunday school. After 30 years of ministry in the PCA together, Tim and his wife, Jody,…

Todd Patterson

Todd joined our Pastoral Staff in 2020 as our Director of Young Families. Todd and his wife, Mandy, have a passion for mentoring and caring for the whole family so that we learn more and more about the value of living the Christian life together. Todd and Mandy seek to connect the…

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