About us


Hope Fellowship exists to turn seekers of God into servants of Jesus. We want people to know, love and serve God with all their life. We want to invite you to join us on Sunday mornings for biblical teaching, children & teenagers to engage with the bible in our childrens wing & youth group, and adults to engage with one another in small groups. We have three services on Sunday morning and small groups that meet throughout the week. Our small groups meet in homes throughout the Maple Valley, Covington, & Black Diamond areas.

What We Believe

We believe that God (God the Father, God the Son, & God the Spirit) created the universe and is sovereign over everything that happens. Man was created in God’s image (Adam & Eve) but chose to disobey God and as a result broke the relationship with God (original sin). The result is that man was separeated from God and God fixed our sin problem by sending His Son, Jesus, to pay for man’s sin by being a substitute in our place on the cross and taking the punishment that we deserve to repair the relationship between God and man. Man is only saved by accepting God’s free gift of salvation in Jesus. The Bible is God’s message to us and can be completely trusted in all it contains.
To Read the full statement of beliefs click here.
Ben Davis
Senior Pastor
While attending Michigan State University I was staring at my calculus book and suddenly had the thought. “What if I had a great Engeineering career, retired, bought a motor home, travelled around the United States and then died; what would I have done with my life?” I came to the conclusion that my life would be a waste if there was nothing more. I began reading the Bible and found the words of Jesus to be stunning. If such a person really lived that life and said those things, then my search for purpose was over. A couple of years after recieving my Bachelors in Civil Engineering I pursued a Masters of Divinity and have been a pastor ever since.
I met my vivacious wife Leslie at MSU and we’ve been married since 1984 and have raised two lovely daughters, Abbey & Hannah.
A little known fact:
Right now I’m probably thinking “YOU CAN’T HANDLE THE TRUTH!” But I’ll tell you anyway. (It’s probably best just to blurt it out for therapeutic purposes)….I keep reptiles in my office! Let’s just say my wife and I have an understanding that they will never be in the house again and leave it at that.
Jeff Smith
Assistant Pastor of Connections
I became a Christian during the summer of my sophmore year in college. I had been living a life that was meaningless and God rescued me to live a life that was filled with purpose. When I returned back to school in the fall, I got involved in a local church and a campus ministry and began to grow in my faith. God has done some incredible work in my life, and I am eternally grateful for His grace!
My wife, Candice, and I have been dating since high school and were married after we graduated from Appalachain State University. We have three great, amazing boys; Mason, Braden, & Nolan.
A little known fact:
With three boys we spend a LOT of time outside! We enjoy hiking, fishing, camping, playing baseball, basketball and anything else that burns off energy!
Elliott Fulton
Youth & Young Adults Pastor
While sitting in community college, I remember thinking to myself that I had to figure out what I was going to actually do with my life. After imagining myself in any type of vocation possible, I realized I would always feel like something was missing. It was then that I realized what would give me true fulfillment. Having already been heavily involved in Christian Camping ministry for many years, I came to the conviction that God was calling me into vocational ministry. Since then, I have been running towards this call. I graduated from Moody Bible Institute with a major in Youth Ministry in the Spring of 2017 and have since been hired here at Hope. I am so blessed that God has called me into the ministry to care for and lead his people in love!
Family: I met my amazing wife Nicole while at Moody Bible Institute. We were married the summer after I graduated and continue to seek God together in everything we do.
Little Known Fact: Nicole and I have many hobbies which range from binging movies and T.V shows to hiking and hammocking. We are also total foodies. We absolutely love trying new places and one of our favorite types of places to try are sushi joints.
Brad McCullouch
Director of Musical Worship
Amy Stewart
Office Administrator
Lisa Wood
Director of Children’s Ministry