Pastor James Norris

James Norris

Pastor

James is a native of Watkinsville, Georgia and a graduate of Covenant College (’07) and Greenville Presbyterian Theological Seminary (’16). Before going into ministry James worked as a financial analyst in the corporate world, but soon decided that cubicles and office politics were not for him. James served as a missionary to Belgium for two years with Mission to the World where he worked with local Belgian Christians as well as a congregation of Turkish immigrants. He and his wife Elizabeth have two sons.

He enjoys photography, playing guitar, and new foods from all over the world. His biggest passion is telling people about Jesus Christ.

Barry Jones

Barry Jones

Elder

Mr. Jones is an Abbeville native and has been a member of New Hope PCA since 1997. He has served in the capacity as a Deacon and presently as a Ruling Elder. He also serves as organist and a member of the choir. Interests include music of all sorts and sounds, English Country Dance and outdoor yard work, all of which can be very therapeutic. He has been employed at Self Regional Healthcare in Greenwood, SC for 40 years, presently in the administration offices.

Pat Hodge

Pat Hodge

Elder

Pat is active in his church activities by teaching Sunday School, being a member of the choir, as well as serving on the PCA Administration Committee. He is married to Dena S. Hodge and they are the parents of three children: Jay Hodge of Anderson, S.C.; Cary Hodge of Summerville, S.C.; Millie Runyon and her husband Scott, along with granddaughters Mayson and Callie of Summerville, S.C. A graduate of Abbeville High School and Mars Hill College, Pat served his country in the US Air Force prior to joining the family business, Hodge Frozen Food. He is employed with Harris Funeral Home as a licensed funeral director. His community activities include: Abbeville First Bank director; board member of United Christian Ministries of Abbeville County (UCMAC) and the Greenwood Festival Chorale. He and Dena enjoy singing with the Greenwood Chorale. He likes to spend his spare time playing golf and watching sports.

Roy Phillips

Elder

Roy grew up in Marianna, a small, coal mining town south of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  He graduated from the University of Minnesota and was commissioned a Second Lieutenant in the United States Marine Corps.  Roy served on active duty for 26 years and retired in 2004 after returning from Operation Iraqi Freedom.  He and his wife, Sherry (an animal lover), moved to McCormick, SC from Oceanside, CA in 2010.  In his spare time, Roy likes to fish and barbecue.  He loves music, plays the piano and trumpet and has sung in a number of church choirs and a barbershop quartet.  He currently leads a community Bible study in McCormick.

John Cook

Elder

Originally from Macon, Georgia, John is a graduate of North Georgia College (’69) and Medical College of Georgia (’73). While in medical school, John married the love of his life, Sally, and also the U.S. Army Medical Corps, in which he served for twenty years. After leaving the army, John & Sally moved to Aiken where he continues to serve the community as a dermatologist. They have been happily worshiping Jesus Christ at New Hope PCA since 2002. John and Sally have two children and five grandchildren.

Glenn Ellis

Glenn Ellis

Deacon