The Leadership of Hope Church exists to equip and send out men and women who have been formed by the Gospel of Jesus Christ. We serve under the authority of Bishop Steven A. Breedlove of the Diocese of Christ Our Hope and the Anglican Church in North America.
Lead Pastor/Rector | The Rev. Derek Roberts
Derek serves Hope as the Lead Pastor. He considers himself West Virginian through and through. After a season in Colorado for seminary, he followed God's call to return to his home state to plant Hope Church in 2017. Pastor Derek is passionate about the continued work of planting more biblically faithful, historically grounded congregations around the state of WV and beyond. He is married to Becca and they have two children, Ellis(2015) and Ruby(2017). In his spare time he enjoys reading, drinking coffee, brewing beer, anything outside, and doing home improvement projects.
Director of Admin and Missions | Jed Walkup
Jed serves Hope as director of Admin and Missions. Jed is a WV native and has lots of passion about the state and what God wants to do. He also works as an Associate Area Director for InterVarsity Christian Fellowship, directing planting efforts at colleges and universities across West Virginia. With InterVarsity he has also led mission trips to rural WV, Jamaica and China. Jed has been married to Grace since 2015 and they moved to Charleston in the summer of 2018.
Bishop | The Rt. Rev. Steven A. Breedlove
Bishop Steve Breedlove is the Bishop Ordinary of our Diocese. He and Sally married in 1972 and were blessed with five children, all married now, and (so far!), with eleven grandchildren. They live in Chapel Hill, NC. The Lord has blessed Sally with a ministry of spiritual direction, writing, and speaking (firstname.lastname@example.org), but more than anything, she seeks to know and love the Lord, her family, and her friends. Bishop Steve was a non-denominational pastor for 29 years before becoming an Anglican in 2001. He and Sally planted All Saints Church in Durham, NC, in 2005. In 2012 he was consecrated bishop. Pastoring pastors, teaching God’s word, helping leadership teams unite and grow in strategic mission, developing next-generation leaders, and strengthening local churches in mission, discipleship, and worship are all aspects of a bishop’s ministry where he sees God’s lavish kindness at work.