Pastors & Staff

Rev. Steve Baccus

Senior Pastor

Steve is a graduate of Athens State University and Memphis Theological Seminary. He has been in Christian ministry for over 30 years. Steve and Donna Jo came to us in July of 2017. They have one son, Matt, a daughter-in-law, Mary Beth, and three grandchildren – Anslee, Addie, and Raylan. Pastor Steve’s passion is preaching and teaching the good news of Jesus Christ to offer the hope of redemption for all who are willing. Donna Jo has a passion for music and children’s ministry. They love spending time with the church family, their biological family, and the community. They enjoy RV camping for relaxation and rest.

Adam McNeil

Director of Student Ministries

Adam has been in youth and worship ministry since 2011. He graduated from Grand Canyon University with a Bachelor’s in Christian Leadership in 2020. His goal is to help students find God’s purpose for their lives by walking alongside the family, schools, and community surrounding the next generation.  

Adam’s family attended Hope Church, and he was a member of the youth group and praise band while he was in high school. He and his wife, Erin, moved to Kimberly in 2021. They have two daughters and a house full of dogs. Adam’s free time is spent playing music, reading, playing golf, and watching baseball.

Amy Sizemore

Director of Children's Ministries

Amy is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with her degree in Graphic Design. She realized soon after graduation, that God's plan for her life was much different than the plan she had!  Her passion is to help kids see the importance of a relationship with Jesus and help them understand the influence they can have in their communities, their schools, their sports teams and their families.  Amy's husband, Jamie, is her right hand man and can usually be found filling in somewhere!  Amy's daughter, Mary-Grace  is a Freshman at the University of North Alabama and her son, Bret is a Freshman at Gardendale-High School.  

Beverly Hoff

Preschool Director 

Beverly is a graduate of the University of Alabama at Birmingham with a degree in Special Education. After getting married and starting a family Beverly realized that she had another calling in life.  She became a stay-at-home mom and found her passion working with the youngest of God’s kingdom.  She finds joy and knows the  importance of teaching preschoolers that just because they are young, they are still able to serve and share the love of our Lord.  Beverly and her husband, Milton have four children and for the past eight years have been homeschooling them.  When she and her family are not at church the love spending time together at home or out finding new things to explore.

Jim Jeffreys

Director of Missions & Outreach

Jim Jeffreys is Director of Missions and Outreach here at Hope Church. He is married to his wife Diana Jeffreys. They have 4 children and  12 grandchildren. Jim is from Atlanta, GA. He attended Middle Georgia College and Georgia State University. Jim served 6 years  in the US NAVY. He retired from Spalding Sports World Wide. Jim is a current partner with JCM Enterprises LLC. Jim enjoys lake activities, golf and building things. Jim has a heart for Missions and serving others with the Love of Jesus.

Ginny Hughes

Director of  Traditional Worship 

Ginny graduated from the University of Alabama with a degree in Music Education.   She taught choir in Jefferson County Schools for 30 years.  She has also been leading worship in church for most of her career. Ginny feels blessed that she can help others to use their talents to glorify God!  When not at church Ginny and her husband Billy love spending time with their children and grandchildren.

Billy  Hughes

Worship Pastor

Billy is a 1986 graduate of the University of Montevallo with a degree in Music Education. He returned to Montevallo and added certifications in English and driver and traffic safety in 1996. Billy has been a bivocational minister most of his life, serving churches in Chilton and Jefferson counties as Minister of Music and Minister of Youth and Education. He recently retired after 33 years teaching and coaching at Fultondale High School where he taught driver education and English, served as Athletic Director, and was Head Coach of the wrestling, cross-country, and golf teams. He still coaches the high school wrestling team. Billy also serves on the City Council for the City of Fultondale. In addition, Billy is a volunteer at Cornerstone Ranch. He is married to his wife of 32 years, Ginny, and they have two children, Lauren Moore (Dalton) and Alec Williams (Halleigh) and three grandchildren with number four on the way.

Ashley Smith

Director of  Contemporary Worship

Ashley is a graduate of Wallace State Community College with an Associates degree in Music Education, a graduate of Athens State University with a Bachelors of Science in Elementary Education and a graduate of Capella University with a Masters in Literacy. Ashley has lead worship in a contemporary setting in different capacities since 2000. Ashley’s husband, Brian can be found behind the scenes running sound and sometimes playing the drums. They have two daughters, Kaylee and Kennedy that enjoy music just as much as their parents. When not at church, she and her family enjoy hosting family and friend gatherings, hiking and attending performing arts activities for their daughters.


Jessica Faucett

Director of  Child Enrichment Center

Ms. Jessica has her Bachelor’s in Early Childhood from the University of Alabama and her Associate’s in Child Development from Jefferson State Community College. She has worked in Child Care for the past twenty years and has loved every minute of it. She has been an infant teacher, preschool teacher and worked in administration.  In her spare time she loves spending time with family and friends. She also loves being involved at her church. Ms. Jessica loves the Lord and loves teaching young children. One of her greatest joys is seeing a child smile!