Our Pastors

Pastor Rich Butler

Lead Pastor
Rich and JoAnna are the Lead Pastors of Hope Church. After faithfully serving Pastor Tony & Tami Cribb for nearly 8 years as Associate Pastors, they were installed as Lead Pastors in 2020. Today, Hope is a growing, Christ-centered, Spirit-filled church with multiple locations in the state of South Carolina.
Rich graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Charleston Southern University and a Master’s of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been serving in pastoral ministry for over 20 years. He married his childhood sweetheart, JoAnna, in 1998 and they have 4 kids: Ella Tays, Mary Ellis, Mac, and Camp. Rich is passionate about revival, Clemson Tigers, reading, and spending time with his family.

Pastor Tony Cribb

Founding Pastor
Tony and Tami Cribb are Founding Pastors of Hope Church. They led Hope from 1988 to 2020 with an apostolic heart, planting churches locally and globally, hosting regional evangelistic events, and distributing millions of pounds of food and humanitarian aid.
Tony has a BA in Finance from the University of South Carolina, a Master’s of Divinity from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary and a Doctorate of Ministry from Christian Life School of Theology.
Tony is married to his best friend, Tami, and together they have four children and seven grandchildren. Their next season is devoted to Hope campus expansion, mentoring pastors, global missions, writing, and spending time with family and friends.