WHO WE ARE
J. Don Jennings, II
Don accepted Christ as his personal Savior at age seven. He knew the Lord was calling him to preach as a teenager.
Don met his wife, Lisa, in college. They were married in 1981 and served for eight months in a pastoral internship with Dr. Don Tyler at Bethesda Baptist Church, Brownsburg, Indiana. In 1982, at the invitation of Dr. Wendell Kempton, then president of A.B.W.E., Don and Lisa became U.S.A. church planting missionaries with A.B.W.E. and Don began pastoring a two-year-old mission church in Indiana. When the mission church graduated to self-supporting status, the Lord led Don and Lisa to stay with the church where Don served as the pastor for 35 years. Don became the senior pastor of Hope Bible Fellowship on November 11, 2018.
Don’s first ministry has always been his family, including wife Lisa, and children Don III (Taylor), Clayton (Jamie), Stephanie (Stephen Hall), and now six grandchildren (Holland, Haven, Arabelle, Ryleigh, Haddon, McKenna).
Secondly, his ministry focus is preaching and teaching the Word of God. It is the calling of God on his life. The passion of Don’s heart is to see men, women, and children understand God’s Word and the practical application of it in their daily lives. Don’s expositional teaching (verse by verse) takes the listener deeper in understanding and grasping the precious truths of God’s Word. From pastoring a chapel while in college, to serving on two worldwide mission boards, to assisting in community chaplaincy programs, to pastoring for 35 years and now pastoring Hope Bible Fellowship, Don’s ministries have always been centered on God’s Word. You will often hear Don say, “Don’t waste God’s grace,” based on I Corinthians 15:10 MSG, “But because God was so gracious, so very generous, here I am. And I’m not about to let His grace go to waste.”
You can reach Don at firstname.lastname@example.org. If you are looking for a deeper relationship with God and a church that teaches God’s Word, Don invites you to attend Hope Bible Fellowship. Come grow with us! The Word of God is sufficient unto itself and provides answers and guidance for all matters pertaining to life and godliness.
Associate Pastor of Administration
Bob currently serves as the Associate Pastor of Administration on a volunteer basis. In this role, he takes care of many different church-related administrative details and he provides assistance and oversight to the various ministries of Hope Bible Fellowship. He is also the current chairman of the Church Leadership Team, and he also serves on the Building Committee. Bob has held various leadership positions in the past at the several different churches he has attended over the years. He previously served as the chairman of the Elder Board at Fellowship Bible Church, Shenandoah Junction, WV, at the time of his move from West Virginia back to Indiana in late 2016.
Bob’s first wife, Diane, was called home to be with the Lord in February 2019 after a battle with metastatic breast cancer over a period of 26 months. Bob was then blessed to have met Paige Miller while they attended a 13-week GriefShare session together at Paige’s church. After these GriefShare classes were completed, they started casually seeing each other. Their friendship was blessed by God and eventually grew into love. They were then joined together in holy matrimony on October 16, 2020. Bob and Paige now lead a GriefShare session together at Hope Bible Fellowship.
Having grown up on a dairy farm outside of Topeka, Kansas, Bob worked in agriculture for Pioneer Hi-Bred, Int. for 35 years before his retirement. He worked in research, marketing and finally in business development while he was employed at Pioneer. Bob’s daughter Shelly and her family live in Tipton county, IN, while his son Jason and his family live in Minneapolis, MN. Bob has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Though they had never met before GriefShare, Paige also grew up in Topeka, and was a speech therapist before she retired to raise her only daughter Frances who is a recent graduate of the University of Kentucky and currently lives in Lexington, KY. Bob and Paige currently reside in Carmel, and they enjoy traveling together, especially drives to small quaint towns.
Lisa’s first ministry has always been her family, including husband Don, and children Don III (Taylor), Clayton (Jamie), Stephanie (Stephen Hall), and now six grandchildren (Holland, Haven, Arabelle, Ryleigh, Haddon, McKenna).
Secondly, her ministry focus is serving in her local church (Worship Leader, Church Pianist, and Office Manager of Hope Bible Fellowship). Lisa is also the president of Behold the Lamb Ministries, Inc. (an independent 501c3 ministry) focusing on Exalting Jesus Christ, Extoling the Gospel, and Edifying the Believer, by serving with Excellence for the glory of God alone and including the ministries of The Hamilton County Passion Play BEHOLD THE LAMB (beholdthelamb.com), the BTLM Soli Deo Gloria Community Concert Choir, and BTLM Titus 2 Women’s Mentoring Bible Study. Lisa also serves the Lord as a women’s conference speaker.
Lisa’s love for the Lord is the driving passion of her heart. Her love for music and theatre have been poured into the creation of a production that clearly presents the Gospel message every Easter season and weekly into serving with the amazing Hope Bible Fellowship worship team and band. Her love for God’s Word has been poured into teaching Titus 2, and helping women understand that all must be Titus 2 women, entrusting God’s Word, and the practical application of it, to the next generation. Her love for missions and the lost compels her to constantly seek ways and opportunities to share the Gospel message, both at home and abroad … so that her entire life is lived “Soli Deo Gloria” … for the glory of God alone!
Ron served his first term on the Hope Bible Fellowship deacon board from May 2017 to December of 2019. After a required one-year sabbatical, Ron was voted in by the church members for a second three-year term beginning January 2021.
Ron and his wife Renee will be married 35 years (June 2022) and have lived in the Noblesville area since 1988. They have four sons, Steve (Stephanie), James (Margaret), Chad (Anne), and Brad (Angi), and eight grandchildren.
Ron graduated radiology school at Community Hospital, Indianapolis and has been a hospital health care worker in the field of radiology since 1972 licensed in x-ray with the American Registry of Technologists. After 20 years working in the hospital, Ron went into x-ray medical Sales and traveled the United States training x-ray technologists on digital x-ray equipment and software. He retired in February 2022.
Renee is also a health care worker graduating radiology school at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis with a background in radiology. For the past 32 years, Renee worked as a registered Ultrasound sonographer, performing ultrasound exams on babies and mothers at the Noblesville OB/GYN office. Renee retired from Noblesville OB/GYN in January 2022.
Ron and Renee enjoy taking long motorcycle trips, vacationing near the ocean, spending time with their eight grandchildren and serving in various ministries at Hope Bible Fellowship. Ron and Renee are blessed having Renee’s parents, George and Shirley Allen (also Hope Bible Fellowship members) worship with them on Sunday mornings.
Bill is a born and raised Hoosier. When he was in the fifth grade, his family of one brother and one sister and parents moved from Logansport to a little farming community of 220 people 10 miles to the north. That was where he met Karen, the love of his life. They will be married for 57 years this August. God has been so good!
After high school graduation, Bill attended Butler University’s pre-dental program, and then went to the IU Dental School in Indianapolis. Bill and Karen were married after his first year of dental school.
After graduation, he joined the US Army Dental Corps serving as a dentist at Ft. Hood, Texas. The first of their three children was born while they served in the Army. They have three children and six grandchildren. God has blessed!
Upon his discharge, Bill and Karen returned to Indianapolis where he practiced general dentistry for 42 years.
The most important event in Bill’s life occurred at age 34, when God reached down and opened his eyes to his need of salvation, and he accepted Jesus as his personal Lord and Savior!
It has been Bill’s privilege to serve as Christian school board member in one church, and deacon in three churches. Bill and Karen have helped start two churches, including Hope Bible Fellowship, in those years.
His love of sailing, scuba diving, motorcycles, and travel has given them an exciting and fulfilled life.
Glory to God for the things He has done!
Joel is a first term deacon at Hope Bible Fellowship. He praises the Lord for the opportunity to serve in this role and to be part of the Church Leadership Team. Joel also serves on the Building Committee, sings with the Voices of Hope Ensemble and participates in Behold the Lamb Passion Play.
Joel accepted Christ as his Savior as a teen and rededicated his life prior to marrying Christie in 1992. They have been married for 30 years and have two sons Ethan (Mallory) and Reese (Bridget). The Lord has blessed them with three grandchildren, Christopher, Jupiter and Kelson.
Joel has been involved with the concrete construction industry for the majority of his life. He worked with his father, Gail Puckett, in their family business before beginning his own company in 1992.
Joel and Christie enjoy time with their family and friends, serving at church as well as traveling, boating and riding motorcycles.
Mike and his wife Rosalie have a home in Noblesville. They have been blessed with 5 children and 15 wonderful grandchildren which keeps Gramma and Grappa entertained.
Mike grew up on his parent’s farm in Iowa. They attended a Lutheran church there.
In 1987, Mike and his family moved to Noblesville to pursue opportunities in construction. Mike has worked in both commercial and residential construction most of his adult life.
In 1996, after hearing a clear message of God’s plan of salvation, Mike accepted Jesus as his personal Savior and was baptized.
Shirley served as a deacon from 2017-2020. After serving a required sabbatical, Shirley was elected by the church to serve a second three-year term beginning in 2023.
Shirley accepted Jesus as his savior and was baptized at age 11. After graduating from high school he attended Anderson College (now Anderson University) and graduated with a degree in education. Shirley taught middle school math in Alexandria, Noblesville, and Sheridan for 43 years and was an adjunct at Ivy Tech for 15 years. He retired from teaching at the end of the school year in May, 2022.
Shirley and his wife, Billie, have been married 56 years. They have lived in Noblesville since 1976. They are the parents of two sons, Stason (Lesley), and Tevin (Emily). They have 5 grandchildren. Stason is a lieutenant on the West Lafayette police department and his wife Lesley is Chief of Police for the Purdue University police department. Tevin is a mechanical engineer with GE Aircraft and his wife Emily is a stay-at-home mom, formerly an elementary teacher and counselor.
Billie attended Miller-Draughn Business College in Cincinnati, Ohio, and received an executive secretarial degree. She served as a secretary for several businesses, owned and managed Noblesville Office and Secretarial Service before selling it, and then began her own house cleaning business. She retired in 2012.