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JONATHAN LEFTWICH

PASTOR

The Lord called Jonathan to the ministry when he was 16. Serving the Lord in His church, Jonathan has worked as a youth pastor and worship pastor in church plants and established churches. Jonathan served as Pastor of Fellowship Church at Plum Creek in Kyle TX, from 2007 to 2020. During the spring of 2020, God called Jonathan’s family to start Hope Church in Rockport. Jonathan is married to the love of his life, Elizabeth, and they have four children: Ethan, Kara, Megan, and Ellie.

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WORSHIP PASTOR

Eric was born and raised in Rockport, Texas.  The Lord called Eric into music ministry when he was 19. Eric has served as a vocational worship minister for more than 20 years. Eric also teaches math at the Rockport Fulton High School.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Angela, and they have been blessed with two children, Drew Elizabeth and Nate. 

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Brandon George

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Brandon has followed Jesus all over the world.  Beginning his ministry as a youth intern in Texas, Brandon moved to Southwestern Romania, and served as a missionary to the teenagers of Draganesti-Olt. Moving back to Texas, Brandon served as the Youth Pastor of Fellowship Church at Plum Creek in Kyle TX. Brandon has served in every place beside his beautiful wife, Becky, and they have two children: Olivia and Beau.

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Jeff Pieprzyca

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

Jeff has served as pastor for several churches over the last 30 plus years. He and his family moved to Rockport in 2018 but have been familiar with Rockport all their lives. Jeff has a heart to serve the Kingdom of God and has been involved in numerous missions trips to Mexico and South America, and has served as a hospice chaplain for the last 5 years as well. Jeff married his soulmate Shonda and they have four children, Noah, Joseph, Ashley, and Andi. 

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joel polvado (polvadeaux)

ASSOCIATE PASTOR

With a background in Political Science from Baylor, Joel comes to Hope Church as passionate pastor with a heart for youth. Joel is set to marry beautiful Lauren, a music teacher, in August. Joel & Lauren are excited to be part of the Rockport-Fulton community  and explore the Coastal Bend.

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elizabeth leftwich

CHILDREN'S PASTOR

Elizabeth is an RN, and has worked in hospitals, churches, and schools to minister to people’s physical and spiritual needs.  Raising four children, Elizabeth has always had a special interest in the education of children and their spiritual development. As Elizabeth’s family was called to start Hope Church, she was also called to the children’s ministry of the church. She is married to the love of her life, Jonathan, and they have four children: Ethan, Kara, Megan, and Ellie.

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Anesheia Presley

PRESCHOOL PASTOR

Anesheia was born and raised in Rockport, and has over 20 years of experience with preschool aged children. Anesheia has a heart to be patient with children, love them, and teach them about Jesus on their level. Anesheia is married to Ray, and they have four children: Zach, Paige, Addison, and Cam.

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Khryse Reed

CHURCH ADMINISTRATOR

Khryse has an incredible love for the church, and an amazing gift of administration. Serving in churches of all sizes, she has helped organize and lead ministries to impact the Kingdom of God. Khryse is married to Zack. They have three children: Dariann, Kerbie, Christian, and two beautiful grandchildren, Wrenley and Rowan!

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Shiloh Mitchell

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT

Living in Texas was a dream God put in Shiloh’s heart many years ago. Shiloh and her Prince Charmy, Chad, moved to Rockport in 2022 from Northern Colorado. When not out and about in the community serving others, they love to travel, be challenged by trivia games, and experience new foods with loved ones. Shiloh’s prayer is to faithfully serve as a staff member of Hope Church. 

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