Jason Rumbough, lead pastor

Jason, his wife Kelli, and their four kids moved from Raleigh, N.C. to Nashville, TN in June of 2018. Jason has an undergrad in Music Education from Charleston Southern University and a Master of Divinity degree in Theology and Worship from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Jason loves the arts and people and loves to see people's lives transformed BY GRACE.


Instagram: @jasonrumbough

Joel Frame, Director of Outreach & Community

Joel and his wife Tracy moved to Nashville several years ago with a desire to reach those who are often overlooked or marginalized in society. This passion lead to Joel founding The Battleground Urban Arts Center as a way of reaching at-risk teens through the medium of hip-hop. Joel also strategically leads Eastland’s outreach efforts helping Hope Church connect to the East Nashville community through various events and programs.

Contact: joel@thebattlegroundnashville.com

Instagram: @itsjoelframe

Website: http://thebattlegroundnashville.com/

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Kelli Rumbough, KID’S DIRECTOR

Jason, his wife Kelli, and their four kids moved from Raleigh, N.C. to Nashville, TN in June of 2018. Kelli has an undergraduate degree in social work from East Carolina University and a Master of Arts in Biblical Counseling from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. Kelli is passionate about serving families with young children and is constantly seeking opportunities to connect with moms and dads to help them parent their children well.

Contact: church@hopechurchnashville.com

Instagram: @kellirumbough

Kelly Franklin, counseling director

KELLY AND HER HUSBAND MARK MOVED from Raleigh, NC TO Nashville in July of 2018. Kelly quickly jumped in at Hope Church and became a part of the Hope team regularly volunteering her time and talents to see kids connect with God in a real and personal way. Kelly also leads the counseling team at Hope helping women receive healing and assistance through gospel application. Kelly’s passion is to see people of all ages grow in their relationship with Christ.


Joe Hutto, facilities

Joe and his wife Brenda have been long-time members and attenders at Hope Church. Joe is a Nashville native and loves Hope and the east Nashville community. Joe has overseen facility usage for a number of years and desires to see the building used in strategic ways for community engagement and gospel-advancement.

Contact: joedhutto@bellsouth.net

Vicki Watts, first impressions/guest services director

Kelli moved with her husband Jason in June of 2018 to see the church once again recapture its gospel-centered, community-minded focus. Kelli’s passion is helping people connect with God through the use of her gift of hospitality. She loves God, her husband, and her four kids (Micah, Luka, Noelle, and Judah).

Contact: church@hopechurchnashville.com

Patrick Waller, Prayer Director

Patrick and his wife Megan have been a part of Hope Church for several years, involved in various places such as kids ministry, worship, preaching, teaching, among others. Originally from Tullahoma, TN, Patrick met and then married Megan at Hope Church, Patrick and Megan love helping people go deeper in their spiritual journey through prayer. Patrick is a fan of theater and was heavily involved in a number of productions through the Nashville Children’s Theater.

Contact: yodaapsu4@hotmail.com