New Hope Baptist Church of Jarrell Staff & Leaders

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    Joel Maresh
    Student & Worship Pastor

    Joel Maresh was born and raised in Denison, Texas. He is a graduate of the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor with his Bachelor of Arts degree in Christian Studies. He is currently seeking his Master of Education and Teaching Certification at UMHB. Joel surrendered to the call of youth ministry in 2010 and has been working with students in ministry for over five years, the last three of which has been as the Student and Worship Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church. Joel is engaged to Rachael Wood, and together they faithfully serve New Hope and the community of Jarrell. Joel enjoys reading, being active, and watching sports on television in his spare time.

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    Kevin Ross
    Lead Pastor

    A graduate of the United States Military Academy where he majored in Behavioral Psychology, Kevin served in the United States Army before receiving his calling to serve the Lord.  After receiving his Masters of Divinity from George W. Truett Theological Seminary, he was later called to be Lead Pastor at NHBC in February 2016.  He is joined by his wife, Laura, and their daughter, Kayla Mae.  While Kevin was born in Louisville, KY, he says he got to Texas as soon as he could.