Our Pastors

Pastor Tony Cribb

Founding Pastor
Tony and Tami Cribb are Founding Pastors of Hope Church. Hope was planted with the goal of leading people into the life-giving presence of God. Today Hope is a growing multi-site church that is Christ-centered and Spirit-filled. Tony and Tami led Hope from 1988 to 2020 with an apostolic heart to plant churches locally and globally, host regional evangelistic events, distribute 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. His practical approach to teaching the timeless truths of God’s Word is refreshing and encouraging.
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.

Pastor Rich Butler

Lead Pastor
Rich graduated with a B.S. in Psychology from Charleston Southern University and an MDiv from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been in ministry for 13 years. He and his wife, JoAnna, have been married for 17 years and have 4 kids: Ella Tays, Mary Ellis, Mac, and Camp. Rich loves pumpkin spice lattes, reading, football, scented candles, shooting and eating chicken wings..