Our Leadership & Staff


Mike Keith - Pastor

Mike's passion for serving the Lord began as an eleven year old boy at Bible camp. He remembers well that time in his childhood when he committed his life to Christ to serve Him in whatever way He desired. Ministry opportunities that God has blessed him with include 22 years as a team pastor, eleven short term missions trips, and five years of inter-church pastoral ministries. For these last six years, he has been highly privileged to pastor at New Hope Community Church. The love of his life is Brenda, who he took as his bride in 1975. Mike and Brenda have been blessed with eight children and currently have ten grandchildren!

Contact Mike: mike@nhcchurch.org


Sam Newell - Associate Pastor

Sam is passionate about the local church and has had the blessing of serving in full time church ministry since graduating from Washington State University in 2010. While working as a Family and Outreach Pastor, Sam had the opportunity to complete a Master of Divinity degree from A.W. Tozer Theological Seminary, and is now excited to be a part of the team here at New Hope Community Church as an Associate Pastor. Sam has been married to his wonderful wife Rachel since 2011 and they have been blessed with two kids, William and Evangeline.  

Contact Sam: sam@nhcchurch.org


Mike Honeycutt - Elder

Mike has attended New Hope since 2011 with his wife Dee Dee (Elizabeth).  He serves as an Elder and a teacher at New Hope and enjoys time with his wife and two daughters, Michelle and Rachel.  He likes hiking, writing, painting, and reading.


Ford Rathbun - Elder


Lee Woody - Elder

Lee retired from the US Air Force in 2002 after 20 years of service. He received his Masters degree in Aeronautical Science from Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in 2004. He currently works for Boeing as a maintenance training instructor/developer.

Lee has served in various capacities from usher to board member to lay pastor in churches around the world.  Lee served at Focus on the Family for a few years before going to work at Boeing.  Lee and his wife, Michelle, are the President and Treasurer of a European based ministry called Hands To Serve.  He is also a board member of Healing Hearts which is a locally based international ministry that provides counseling and support to post-abortive women.


Casey Zachary

*Casey is a missionary appointee from New Hope to Haiti.

Casey grew up as a missionary kid in Haiti. He graduated from Oral Roberts University in 2001 and received his M.Div. from Corban School of Ministry (formerly Northwest Baptist Seminary) in 2012. Casey met his wife, Briana, while she volunteered in Haiti in 2000. God placed a desire in her from a young age to serve him as a missionary doctor. She completed medical school in 2008 and an internal medicine residency in 2011. They were married in 2002 and are blessed with three children, Grace, Isaiah and Gretchen. The Zachary family currently lives in Haiti as missionaries with Real Hope for Haiti. Casey and Briana are grateful they could prepare for the mission field through education, but believe what has prepared them the most has been sharing life with their brothers and sisters at New Hope Community Church and hearing God's Word clearly taught, which has helped them towards spiritual maturity.


Deacons & Deaconesses