Ministry Team

Steven Lee


Pastor Steven R. Lee accepted the call from the congregation of New Hope Baptist Church on Sunday, September 8, 2013 to become the church’s second full-time pastor. Born in Dallas, Texas in 1967, Steven, spent his formative years growing up in Duncanville, Texas a suburb on the Southwest side of Dallas.

In his youth Steven was a football, basketball, and track participant and enthusiast. Before entering the Gospel Ministry, Steven worked for Southwest Airlines in the Aircraft Maintenance Department as a Sr. Aircraft Maintenance Planner for seven years. While employed in the Aviation industry he acquired a Pilot’s and Dispatcher’s license which he'll be glad to talk with you at length - just ask! While working at Southwest Airlines Steven met the love of his life, next to Jesus of course, and was married to Stephanie Diane Field of Corpus Christi, Texas on May 29, 1993.

Pastor Steven earned a B.A.A.S. degree from Howard Payne University in Brownwood, Texas and served in a three-year pastoral intern program as assistant to the Sr. Pastor of what was one of the largest Southern Baptist Churches on the Coastal Bend at the time. Steven has served the Lord’s Church in pastoral ministry, since April of 1994 and has pastored churches in Kansas and Texas. Before coming to New Hope he was the Pastor for almost seven years at Calvary Baptist Church, located in Pearland, TX. Steven is an avid reader and loves to study, teach, and preach the Word of God. The Lee’s have four school-aged children, affectionately known as the “Fantastic Four.” Steven’s hobbies include dating his wife, spending time with the kids, working out, salt water fishing, gardening, and fixing stuff that is broken.

Pastor Steven considers it an honor and a privilege to pastor New Hope Baptist Church. He looks forward to many productive and victorious years of ministry at this great church.

If you do not have a church home please consider yourself invited to worship Jesus with us, and hear our pastor preach “all” The Word of God!

Deacon Ronnie Vaculik

Sunday School Director

Ronnie and his wife Aleida have 3 children: Lee, Maria and Michael. And they have 9 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
Ronnie's hobbies and interests include bible study, family time, playing golf and fishing.

His favorite Bible verse is Colossians 3:23  And whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men.

Sunday school at New Hope Baptist Church is a time to fellowship, give testimonies and learn the truth of God's word.

James Travathan

Deacon and Sunday School teacher

John Thornhill

Sunday School Teacher

Ron Wade

Children's Ministry

Aleida Vaculik

4-6 Grade Sunday School Teacher

My husband's name is Ronnie Vaculik and we have been married since 1986.  We have 3 beautiful children, Lee, Maria and Michael and 9 handsome grandsons and 2 beautiful great grandchildren.

Hobbies:  My family says I collect shoes and purses.  I think they are right.

My favorite times are with my family!

Favorite Bible Verses:  Proverbs 3:5-6 "Trust in the Lord with all thine heart, and lean not unto your own understanding.  In all thy ways acknowledge Him and He shall direct thy paths".