Brian Edwards

Lead Pastor of Hope Church

Brian planted Hope Church Danville in 1991 and has served as the Lead Pastor since that time. Brian is incredibly passionate about the local church and the multiplication of the local church. His heartbeat is to see thriving local churches increasing the volume of the Gospel in small, rural towns and communities. Brian has been married to his wife Denise since 1989 and they have three daughters.

Tommy Walton

Congregational Care Pastor

Tommy has served on staff at Hope Church for over ten years. During that time he has led youth ministry, trained and organized a security team, led mission’s teams, and now serves as the Pastor over congregational care. Tommy loves Jesus and people — and people definitely love him.  

Kelsey Bolton

Creative Director & Worship Leader 

Kelsey has been serving in the ministry of Hope Church since the age of twelve. After surrendering her life to Jesus, she had one primary desire and that was to honor Him with her life. She does that by leading people to worship the One she adores. She also uses her art degree to influence the creative direction of Hope Church.

Taylor McKinnis

Youth Pastor & Media Administrator

Taylor serves as the Youth Pastor of  Hope Church, and is heavily involved in Worship and Media Ministry.  While these areas serve as his focus, God has gifted him with many abilities that he uses to serve the church and honor God. His wife, Evelyn, and their children also serve together in many ways.

Ginger Southard

Operations Manager 

Ginger has been on staff at Hope Church for almost twenty years as the financial/office administrator. However, she has never allowed herself to be limited by either of those titles, and if you were to ask her, she would say she is a servant of Jesus Christ.

Evelyn McKinnis

Hope Kids Director

For years, Evelyn has served in our Hope Kids ministry before deciding to take on the responsibility of leadership. God has given her a tender heart for children, specifically those with special needs. It's her heart's desire to see families pursue Jesus together. 

David Owen

Volunteer Care Pastor & Groups Coordinator

For years, David has served in pastoral ministry with a deep care and compassion for others. His passion for Jesus and people is obvious in the way he serves Hope Church. He hopes to see deeper connections made within our church family through small groups. He serves alongside his wife, Paula, and their children and grandchildren.