Ministry Staff

Rev. Steve Delashmit, Pastor

Pastor Steve has served churches throughout his career, in Tennessee and Kentucky for over 44 years.  One of Pastor Steve’s passions and strengths is to equip church members to do ministry and to encourage them to actively participate in ministry.  He accomplishes this by attempting to meet people where they are, motivate them to become fully committed followers of Jesus, and teach them how to be such a follower.   Pastor Steve has a BA degree in Religion and History from Bethel University and a Master of Divinity from Memphis Theological Seminary.  He did his doctoral work at Newburgh Theological Seminary in Newburgh, Indiana.  He served as the Administrative Coordinator of Cumberland Presbytery for 20 years and on the Denominational Board of Missions for nine years.  Steve is married to Faye.   They have five adult children, and they live in Lebanon.  Contact Pastor Steve: or Phone:  (Cell) 615 450-2968 or (Church) 615 444-7020.

Music Director/Pianist, Ben Spicer

Ben has played the piano for worship and directed the music for New Hope since 2008.  Not only has he done a great job with the music, but he has pitched in and helped the church in many other ways. Ben grew up in a small church in Pennsylvania.  He went to a church-related college in Anderson, Indiana, where he majored in Christian Education and Minored in Music.  He previously worked for a period of time as Christian Education and Music Director in another church.  More recently he has worked in sales for a church supplies company.  Ben is the former Director of the Wilson County Community Help Center in Lebanon, Tennessee. He has also taught piano lessons at the church.  Ben has two children, and he has also adopted twin boys.

Treasurer, Karen Haynes

Secretary/Clerk of the Session, Eld. Mary Ann Smith