Rev. Brian Lockamy, Associate Minister for Students

Brian joined the staff in 1998 as Associate Minister to Students. A native of Apex, NC, he earned a B.B.A. in Trust Management from Campbell University and a M. Div. from Baptist Theological Seminary at Richmond. Brian is married to Beth and together, they have three sons, Justin, Andrew and Tyler. When not with the youth on a mission trip or retreat, you are likely to find him in a boat with a fishing pole in hand.

Rev. Lori Welborn, Associate Minister to Children and Community Engagement

Lori joined the staff of New Hope in 2013 as Children’s Ministry Intern. In 2017, Lori became the Associate Minister for Children and Community Engagement. A native of Waynesville, GA, Lori graduated from Brewton-Parker College with a B.A. in Christian studies and a Bachelor of Ministry degree. Lori is married to Scott and enjoys reading and baking.

Simon Touprong, Senior Pastor of Vietnamese New Hope Baptist Church

Jennifer Strickland, Office and Financial Administrator

Jennifer joined the staff in 2019 as our Office Administrator and 2022 as our Financial Administrator. Being from a military family she has lived all over the country and has made Raleigh, NC her home since 2001. Jennifer is married to Scott and together, they have two daughters, Micaela and Paige.

Marcos Puga, Facilities Manager

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