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 five grandchildren (Holland, Haven, Arabelle, Ryleigh, Haddon).
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 email@example.com. 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 battling metastatic breast cancer. Bob was then blessed to have met Paige Miller while they attended a 13-week GriefShare session together. 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 at Hope Bible Fellowship.
Having grown up on a dairy farm outside of Topeka, Kansas, Bob worked in agriculture for Pioneer Hi-Bred, International for 35 years before his retirement. He worked in research, marketing and finally in business development while he was employed at Pioneer. Bob now resides with Paige in Carmel. Their daughter Shelly and her family live in Tipton county, while their son Jason and his family live in Minneapolis, MN. Bob has five grandchildren and two great-grandchildren
Lisa’s first ministry has always been her family, including husband Don, and children Don III (Taylor), Clayton (Jamie), Stephanie (Stephen Hall), and now five grandchildren (Holland, Haven, Arabelle, Ryleigh, Haddon).
Secondly, her ministry focus is serving in her local church (Worship Leader, Church Pianist, and Administrative 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 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!
Dave has served on the CLT as a Deacon since January 2020. Dave serves with his wife Cheryl in Kids of Hope Childrens Ministries. Dave also enjoys participating in the Small Group Bible Studies offered at Hope Bible Fellowship.
Dave and Cheryl have lived in Cicero, In since 1991. They have 3 children and 3 grandchildren. Dave accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior in High School in Athens County, Ohio. Dave is a graduate of Cedarville College and Cheryl attended Ohio State University.
Scott has served on the CLT as a Deacon since January 2018. Scott also serves as the head of HBF’s Missions Council and has been serving in this capacity since January of 2018. Scott also serves as a leader of a Small Group Bible Study and enjoys being a part of the Sunday morning Worship Team.
Scott and his wife Dee, have lived in Hamilton County since August 1998 moving here from the Kansas City metro area of Olathe, KS and attended College Church of the Nazarene.
Both Scott and Dee grew up in southwestern Nebraska and were high school sweethearts. Scott accepted Christ as his personal Lord and Savior while attending college in Midland, MI and served in leadership of the local IVCF chapter on campus. Scott and Dee have 2 kids: Travis and Daniele along with 2 grand children.
Mark is currently serving as a deacon of Hope Bible Fellowship.
Mark and his wife Janet have lived in Noblesville since 1998. They have no children, but have had three dogs and now have two cats, Cheddar and Exxon.
Mark was born and grew up in Tokyo Japan to parents who were Lutheran missionaries and grew up in the Lutheran church. He was reborn and rededicated his life to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ in 2010, and was baptized in 2016.
Mark has attended the John Herron School of Art in Indianapolis and worked in the graphic art field for over 32 years.
Shirley has been serving as a deacon of Hope Bible Fellowship since January, 2018.
Shirley and his wife, Billie, are charter members of HBF. They have lived in the Noblesville area since 1976. They have two sons, Stason and Tevin. Stason is married to Lesley and they have a daughter, Emma. Stason is a lieutenant on the West Lafayette, IN, police department. Lesley is a lieutenant on the Purdue University police department. Tevin is married to Emily and they have a daughter, Savannah. Tevin also has a son, Colton. Tevin is a mechanical engineer with GE Aircraft in Terre Haute, IN. Emily is a stay-at-home wife and mother. Previous to the birth of Savannah, Emily was an elementary teacher-counselor.
Shirley received his AB degree in math and business education from Anderson College (now Anderson University) in 1968 and is a middle school math teacher. He has taught for a total of 40 years at Alexandria Jr. High, Noblesville Jr. High (now Noblesville Middle School), and is currently teaching at Sheridan Middle School. He also taught for 10 years as an adjunct at Ivy Tech in Indianapolis. Billie has worked as a secretary for various companies, owned and ran a secretarial service, cleaned houses, and is now retired with a full-time job of taking care of Shirley.