• Carlton Bradshaw
    Lead Pastor

    Pastor Carlton has served in ministry for over fifteen years. Carlton has a passion for helping people discover God's love and truth in a caring community built on God's Word. He has launched contemporary worship services in numerous churches and holds a Master's of Divinity from Campbell Divinity School and a Bachelor's Degree in Music from UNCW.  Pastor Carlton teaches during the contemporary service on Sundays at 11am. He also loves cars! Find him on Facebook or email him.

  • Robert Hall
    Traditional Worship

    Robert is an Associate Pastor at Living Hope and teaches during the Traditional Worship Service on Sunday mornings at 8:30am. In addition, he assists with senior ministries. He has been serving in this location since 2003. Robert also enjoys old cars and is the Director for Campbell University at Camp Lejeune, NC. Email him.

  • Tim Williams
    Outreach, Connection, & Education

    Tim is an Associate Pastor at Living Hope and has been active in ministries for over ten years now. Some of his favorite ministry experiences include disaster recovery among the poor in the wake of Hurricane Katrina; and working among the intellectually disabled in Ghana, West Africa. Tim enjoys being outdoors and active as much as possible. Tim leads our outreach ministries, helps newcomers connect with our church, and coordinates logistics for our Bible study sessions. He holds a degree in Ministry from Wheaton College (IL). Email him.

  • Bobbie Jo Williams
    Contemporary Worship Leader

    Bobbie serves part-time as our Contemporary Worship Leader.  She began singing in choirs at a young age and has participated on our worship team since 2010.  Her passion and dedication to providing opportunities for worship through music are a great asset to our ministries at Living Hope.  Bobbie has attended WorshipU trainings online and in California to strengthen her ability to lead us in developing a worship culture.  Bobbie holds a degree in Special Education from UNC-Greensboro and homeschools their two children.  Email her.

  • Dimas Castillo
    Hispanic & Senior Ministries

    Dimas is an Associate Pastor at Living Hope and has served in ministry for over 15 years. He enjoys reading and playing music. He holds a degree in Psychology from Campbell University and a Master's of Divinity from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary. Contact Pastor Dimas at 910-382-1997.

  • Yasushi Nemoto
    Japanese Ministries

    Yasushi is an Associate Pastor at Living Hope and leads ministries for our local Japanese population. His wife, Yuko, participates with him in leading studies on Sundays and Wednesdays in the Japanese language. Fellowship events are held on the first and third Saturdays of each month. He has served in ministry since 1995 and enjoys various hobbies including music, golf, motorcycle riding. Additionally, he works as a motorcycle mechanic out of his home. Most of Jacksonville's Japnese population are connected through the military which creates a unique opportunity to touch military lives. Contact Yasushi at 919-608-0267.

  • Jim & Nichole Bechard

    Jim & Nichole focus on Grades 6-12 with the Ignited Teens (not based on age). Their task is to empower young people and their families to walk in a direction of personal faith. Through their care, they hope lead their students in a direction that allows them to stand on their own feet as Christians. Jim & Nichole seek to teach the Bible in a way that is relevant and profound to impact their students.

    Jim has been involved in sound/media and youth ministries since 1999 and one of their favorite memories was handing out "shoebox" Christmas gifts in a very poor county in West Virginia. Jim enjoys playing guitar and flying remote control planes. As a pastor's daughter, Nichole has been serving in various forms of ministry throughout her life including teaching 3 and 4 year olds beginning at the age of 12. She attended Christian school most of her life, including graduating from a Christian college in 1998. Contact Jim at 910-554-9237.

  • Maleni Cress
    Children's Ministry Leader

    Maleni has a huge heart for children and provides oversight for Birth - 5th Grade on Sunday mornings and Wednesday evenings. Maleni came to Christ because of others who invested in her as a child and she understands the opportunity we have to invest in children each week. Because of the rate of our growth and change with our military families, Maleni works diligently to inspire and coordinate a large number of volunteers that help nurture our children's spiritual growth.  Email her or call 619-787-6031.

  • Jessenia Murphy
    Children's Ministry Assistant


  • Laura Snyder
    Traditional Worship Leader

    Laura has deep roots in Jacksonville and is very experienced with Traditional Worship music. Her music experience is vast including Children's Choir Leader, Chancel Choir Member, Quarterly Contributor to Special Music, NC Baptist All-State Youth Choir, and she is a classically trained pianist and vocalist as well. God has placed in her heart a desire to worship Him through music and we are grateful for how God is using Laura at Living Hope. She is also a Realtor with Coldwell Banker Sea Coast Advantage and is in the process of completing her B.S. in Psychology from Campbell University.  New vocalists are always welcome to practice in the choir on Wednesdays at 7:15pm!  Email her.

  • Grace Todd
    Secretary & Receptionist

    Grace originally moved to the Jacksonville area as a "military brat" in 1942. She and her family have been members at the church since 1960 and she has served as church Secretary/Receptionist since 1976.

  • Cathy Rhoades
    Financial Secretary

    Cathy came onto staff as our Financial Secretary in 2015.

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