Staff & Leaders

George Johnson

Senior Pastor


Pastor George grew up in a Christian home along the coast of Maine. His mom and dad served the church for 25 years. It was a loving church family to be discipled in. Pastor George came to the Lord at an early age. In his early teens, he was baptized and joined the church.

Pastor George attended Liberty University, where in addition to earning a B.S. in Political Science/Philosophy, he met his wife, Michelle. It has been a great joy for him to serve the Lord here at Hope Community for over 20 years. Pastor George has also earned a M.A. in Religion, M.Div, and is a D.Min candidate at Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.

Pastor George enjoys downhill skiing, water skiing, jogging, and swimming. He also likes watching movies with his family, traveling, reading, and being a professional student and a life-long learner.

Jay Currie

Associate Pastor


Pastor Jay grew up on the west side of Michigan and eventually moved to the east side in 2007. He found the Lord in 2009 during his college years and has since pursued a career in ministry.

He graduated from Rochester College in 2013 with a degree in Biblical Studies. It is also where he also played 2 years of college basketball.

Pastor Jay loves to watch and play sports of any kind and if you come to Hope you most likely see him the basketball gym. He married his lovely wife Ashley on 12/13/14 and had their first child in 2019.

Pastor Jay loves the word of God and seeing it become alive and active in people’s lives in a relevant and fresh way.

Nancy Herlein

Office Administrator


Nancy Herlein has been a lifelong member of Hope.

Nancy has earned an Executive Secretary certificate at Macomb Community College. She has enjoyed serving as church secretary for over 20 years. Prior to that, she worked for the State of Michigan for 14 years.

Some of Nancy’s hobbies include playing piano and organ, baking and cooking, doing handwork and traveling.  Nancy also enjoys shopping and loves looking for bargains.

Nancy has been married to her husband, Paul, for 30 years. They have two children, David and Julia.