Rev. L. Todd Marlow
Pastor Todd came to HOPE Community Church (formerly Westmoreland Baptist Church) April 2005 and has served as Lead Pastor/Teacher for these last (9+) nine years. He finished his undergraduate work at Wingate University and is currently working toward his Doctorate of Ministry through Covington Theological Seminary.
Pastor Todd and his wife Lisa have been married for 26+ years and have three wonderful children, Kaitlyn 21, Kameron 18, Karigan 16 with both Kaitlyn and Kameron in college, Karigan rising Junior at Hickory Grove Christian School in Charlotte. Kaitlyn & Kameron both enjoy their entrepreneurship – Kaitlyn's @abellesbaubles, and Kameron's (King's Kare Lawn and Landscape), both working through college and Karigan involved in sports, both Volleyball and Softball for HGCS. Pastor Todd & Lisa have (3) three dogs, Luke, 3Paws, and Wilbur all collie and collie mixed, outside dogs.
The things Pastor Todd loves most about HOPE Community Church is his opportunity to build relationships, sharing HOPE in times of crisis and leading people to Christ! It is truly a place where "Christ in you, is the HOPE of glory!" Colossians 1:27b
Kyle Matheney was born in Ohio and moved to Alabama when he was 6 years old. When he completed high school at Faith Academy in Mobile, Alabama his family moved to the Gaston County area and Kyle chose to attend Lee University in Cleveland, Tennessee. He graduated with a Bachelor of Music in Church Music with a Vocal Emphasis and a Secondary Instrument in Piano.
Kyle was married right after he graduated college in 2011 to his better half Stacey and they have a son, Marcus who was born in February of 2013, and are currently expecting their second child in June of 2014. Along with being Worship Pastor here at Hope Community Church, Kyle is the director for the Greater Gaston Children's Choir Camp. Kyle also teaches voice, piano, and music theory lessons at the Fine Arts Academy in Belmont.