Our Deacons

The first duty of a Deacon is to provide sympathy and service to those in need.  Acts 6:1-4

  • Pebby Garner

    Pebby works as a System Administrator at UTSA.  She considers herself a "tech" nerd. She has been at Hope Church, San Antonio since 2002. Pebby's love for Hope is multi faceted but the biggest reason she loves Hope is the support of the people through tough times. She points out that Pastor Tom, his wife Kathy, and many others, have always found room for her in their lives. In addition to serving as a Hope Church Deacon for over 6 years, Pebby also serves on the Hope Church Worship Team, Hospitality Team and publishes the weekly sermon bulletins.

  • Helen Jonsson

    Helen retired in 2015.  Prior to that she was an Office Manager for a Medical Disability Management Company for 19 years.  Helen has attended Hope Church since 2000 and was ordained as a Deacon in 2016.  She also serves on the Hope Church Prayer Team, Nursery and participates in Hope FIT. "I love that we are like a big family and you can see God's word being lived out."

  • Jayson LeRoy

    Jayson has worked in the Life Safety industry for over 20 years and has been a member of Hope Church since 2006. In that time, he's served in various roles throughout the church including small groups, deacon, Worship Team member and leader.  Jayson admires that Hope Church holds true to it's motto, A Real Church for Real People.  "We don't hide the fact that we are broken sinners. We strive to be better than what we are but acknowledge the fact that we need each other as a community of believers to even remotely come close to achieving that goal. As dysfunctional as it may be (and trust me, we have some dysfunction within our midst), we truly are a family in Christ that does well together despite the challenges."

  • Sean Lester

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  • Mike Mitchell

    Mike is a retired Air Force fighter pilot who retired from over 25 years of active duty service.  He continues to serve as an F-16 instructor pilot and Subject Matter Expert for a contractor teaching USAF pilots how to fly the F-16.  His wife Kimberly is a local barber shop owner.  He has two grown children, Katy and Luke who are amazing.  Mike has attended Hope Church since   2000 and volunteered in several positions with the church including the Worship Team where he plays the guitar poorly on various Sundays.  He was ordained a deacon in 2018 despite feeling unworthy.  

  • James Townsend

    Jimmy was born and raised in San Antonio and has been in healthcare sales for over 22 years. He and his wife Jennifer are blessed with three beautiful daughters. Jimmy and his family became members of Hope Church in 2013. In May of 2018, Jimmy was selected to serve as a Hope Church Deacon. Jimmy also enjoys helping with the landscaping projects at Hope Church. 

    “I love that Hope Church is a very real place where people can come as they are and receive God’s grace and love in a warm and inviting family atmosphere.”