• Herb Williams, Senior Pastor

    Pastor Herb and his wife Joann Williams have 8 children. They have been involved in evangelism and pastoring for over 30 years. They have been pastoring here at New Hope for 30 years as of Aug of 2022. Herb has a B.A. degree in Journalism and a Master's Degree in Religious Education. Born and raised in Texas, he moved to Elizabethtown, KY in 1992 to pastor at New Hope Community Church. His desire is to see individuals and families come to know Jesus as Lord and Savior and walk in the fullness of His joy and blessings.


    Dwayne and his wife, Tawana, were married in 1989 and have 3 children. He was licensed to the ministry by Zion Temple Church of God in Christ (Sherwood, Arkansas) in 2001 and New Horizon Baptist Fellowship in 2006 (Glendale, Kentucky). In addition, to ministry licenses, he is a Kentucky state board approved Licensed Professional Counselor (Licensed Professional Counseling Associate-LPCA), Lic. #1642. Dwayne has an Associates of Arts (General), Bachelor of Science (Human Services), Master of Divinity (Pastoral Counseling), and Master of Education (Counseling & Human Dev.). Dwayne has served in a pastoral or staff capacity since 2001.

  • tanner Royalty, Worship & Young Adult discipleship Pastor

    Tanner is 30 years old, and resides in Louisville with his wife Alaina where she is an Emergency Room Doctor at the University of Louisville Hospital. Tanner was called to New Hope in January of 2015. He received a Master of Arts in Worship Leadership at the Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, KY. Tanner has a passion for worship, discipleship, and collegiate ministry, and he loves seeing young adults step into the calling God has laid upon their lives, he also enjoys writing content and running a blog to provide useful worship and church resources for other young pastors like himself. You can check out and read his blog here:



    Caleb is a 20 year old student from Bardstown, Kentucky and is currently a student at Campbellsville University. Caleb is the son of Matt and Felicia Flanagan and brother of Eli Flanagan. He enjoys music, running and being out with friends in his free time. Growing up at Parkway Baptist Church has given Caleb the passion for ministry in both music and student ministry. His desire is to grow both himself and others towards Christ. 

  • Kim Laurence, women's minister


    Kim Laurence has been serving in women's ministry in different capacities for over 30 years. She has a passion to see women come to Christ, and to discover just how deeply Jesus loves them. She has a heart to pray with, mentor and counsel women who are hurting or just need someone to talk to or pray for/with them. She has had the joy of heading up and organizing women's events, including ladies meetings, small groups, fun outings, outreach events, prayer meetings, and retreats. She loves to teach the Word of god to help women mature in their walk with Christ, learn to apply the Word in a practical and relevant way in their lives, and come  to know who they are in Christ. She knows from experience that once women come to know who they are based on what God's Word says, they will receive healing and wholeness. Her great delight is to disciple women and help train them up so they can be activated into their God-given giftings and purpose.

  • tamra ammerman, Office Manager

    Tamra came to New Hope in 2005 and became a member in 2007. She has served as office manager since June of 2017. Tamra and her husband Rob have 4 kids and 3 grandkids. She has lived in Elizabethtown since 1991 and is originally from Leitchfield, KY. She is very passionate about ministry and serving wherever the Lord leads.

  • BARBARA SCHAEFFER, Children's Ministry Interim


    Barbara and her husband have 5 children and 12 grandchildren. Barbara has been a member of New Hope since 2013. She has volunteered in children's ministry and the youth ministry during her time at New Hope. Barbara was also involved with Girl Scouts for 10 years and many school activities with her children and grandchildren. Her desire is to see children accept Jesus into their hearts, to learn the Word of God and to apply it to their lives as well as learn to pray and disciple to their friends.

  • David & amber wheeler, youth ministry directors

    Welcome to David & Amber Wheeler as our new Youth Ministry Directors. David & Amber have been married 15 years and live in Magnolia/Hodgenville area. They have 3 wonderful children, Dayln, Addie, and Jaxsyn. Amber is the owner of Steel Magnolias Beauty Salon. They both love the Lord and have a heart for teaching God's truth to the youth 6th grade to 12th grade here at New Hope.