Pastor Tony began serving New Hope as Pastor in November 2020, having previously served as an Associate Pastor for six years in Maryland. He was born and raised in Ames, Iowa, and blessed to grow up in a Christian home with parents who modeled genuine faith in Christ. Tony embraced Christ as his Savior as a boy after hearing a Sunday School teacher present the gospel message.
Tony is married to Heather, his best friend and ministry partner. They have two young children. He attended college at Iowa State University (B.A., 2001, philosophy and religious studies), where the Lord deepened his trust and love for Christ through intellectual challenges and the experience of authentic Christian community.
Tony is a graduate of Denver Seminary (M.Div., 2008). Tony’s ministry passions are preaching and teaching God’s Word. His greatest joy is seeing non-believers come to faith in Christ and believers growing in grace! He enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, reading, and getting to know new people over coffee or a meal.
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