Our Pastors and Senior Leaders
Senior Pastor Danny Miller & Jo
Danny Miller has been Senior Pastor of Hope Church since 2010 and is married to Joanna, who comes from a missionary family and works at Mattersey Hall as Admissions Officer. They have two daughters and met whilst both presenting on a Christian radio station. Danny is also the Senior Pastor of Junction 28 church.
Originally from Portsmouth, Danny has been involved in church leadership since 1990. Danny and Jo previously served as Youth Pastors in Pennsylvania, USA before being called to Rotherham to pastor at Hope Church. Pastor Danny has ministerial status under the British Assemblies of God, has completed an MA in Missional Leadership, and is the appointed Zone Training Coordinator for the Assemblies of God. He is also the UK director for the organisation Back to Jerusalem, has worked on a Bible distribution network and been on many missions trips.
Pastor Danny is a visionary and a shepherd. Danny has a passion for preaching, missions and leadership development. He loves the church, and seeing people empowered and equipped to fulfil the gifts and call of God on their lives.
Teaching Pastor Paul Morris & Victoria
Paul and Victoria have been married for 30 years and have 3 children Aaron, Jordan (now married to Kelsey) and Bethany. Both Paul and Victoria were brought up by Godly Christian parents and attended the same church from being babies. They have held various leadership positions in church throughout the years including Sunday school, youth, young married’s group, home group and currently senior leaders at Hope church. Paul is also the Teaching Pastor at both Hope Church and Junction 28 church.
They passionately believe in the importance of the Word of God as the manual for life governing marriage, home, children, careers, money and everything else. Paul and Victoria have a heart for international missions and have visited a number of countries including China, Kenya, Sierra Leone, Tanzania, Macedonia and the USA where they have ministered in various capacities. Their desire is to see people equipped and released into their God given destiny so fulfilling Christ’s great commission to touch our world, whether home or abroad.
Community Pastor Stephen Prosser & Hannah
Worship Pastor Alison Key & Matt
Alison serves as the church’s Worship Pastor and is married to Matt, who also has a heart for worship and extensive experience in leading. They have one son, Evan.
Alison has been mentored by Darlene Zschech in Hillsong Australia, has been a trainer at Worship Academy UK & International, and served as worship leader in other churches. She has served on the AOG National & Regional Women’s Teams and remains on the leadership of Worship Academy, where Matt also worked as Project Manager. She ministers as a consultant worship team trainer across the UK. Matt is currently based at the national headquarters for the Assemblies of God, where he heads up events, including the national conference.
Alison has a deep desire to train, equip and release worship leaders and teams in our nation and the nations of the world. Her life scripture comes from Psalm 78:72, ‘And David shepherded them with integrity of heart, with skilful hands he led them.’
Senior Leaders Darren & Julie Jones
Darren and Julie are part of Hope Church’s senior leadership team and bring a great depth of pastoral care. They have been involved in Teen Challenge and currently run the Lighthouse Projects in Rotherham – caring homes for the homeless.
They have a heart for people that society has ‘written off.’ That may have even written off themselves. They create a family home; a safe place for people to change, grow and experience God’s unconditional love.
They are also AOG probationary ministers.
Senior Leader Andy Harris & Lynne
Andy is Hope Church’s Building Manager, and ministers as a trustee and on the senior leadership team. He is married to Lynne, who serves throughout the church. They have two teenage daughters and have been members of Hope Church for 25 years, witnessing how the Lord has built and shaped the Church.
Andy has also been involved in sound, worship, stewardship and children’s ministry. He has worked in the Royal Navy and is now an Aircraft fitter on helicopters and Harrier jets.
Andy passionately believes that Hope church has a significant work to do, that we all need to play our role in leading people to Christ, that what is impossible for man is possible with God and that there are exciting times ahead.
Senior Leader Barry Eastwood & Linda
Barry, a retired primary school teacher, is part of the senior leadership team and a trustee of the church. He is married to Linda, who oversees the Carer & Toddler group, works in the Sunday crèche and serves in hospitality and cleaning. Barry and Linda have two grown up sons, Mark and Paul.
Barry has been part of the church for over forty years, and in that time has taken on a number of roles including youth group leadership, stewarding, home group leadership, Sunday School teacher, preaching and teaching. His present roles at Hope Church, in addition to leadership, include teaching at the CAP job club, being a CAP money coach and working in the Foodbank. He also leads one of the church’s home-based Connect Groups.
Barry’s passion is for serving the church and seeing it reach out to the local and wider communities with the love and compassion of the Lord Jesus.