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Brandon Griffin, Pastor


Brandon Griffin became pastor of New Hope Baptist Church in January 1997. A native of Tallahassee, FL, he holds a Bachelor of Science in Social Work from Florida State University and a Master of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Brandon was part of a church plant in Arlington, Texas, in the mid-1990s, but has spent the vast majority of his ministry at New Hope, working through the various challenges that exist when a pastor chooses to plant himself firmly in one ministry for a long period of time. His pastoral desire is to see New Hope operate as a real church functioning for the glory of God, working through the avenues of doctrine, family, and missions. Brandon met his wife, Beth, at Southwestern, where she graduated with a master’s in counseling. Along with serving the community in her role as a biblical counselor through the Chipola Baptist Association, Beth homeschools the four Griffin children, Calvin, Rebekah, Carey, and Kate, at their home in Marianna, FL.

Kurt McInnis, Associate Pastor


Kurt McInnis has been a member of New Hope since July 2003 and its associate pastor since February 2007. Kurt is originally from DeFuniak Springs, FL. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Education from Huntingdon College and a Master of Arts in Theological Studies from the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. Before going to seminary, Kurt taught English for a number of years in his hometown. There, he met his wife, Lori, who also taught English. Lori is now a homeschooling stay-at-home mom to Jack, Carolyn Jane, and David. Kurt also teaches reading at Chipola College as an adjunct. The McInnises make their home in Chipley, FL.

Keith Williams

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