Ministry Team

Steven Lee

Pastor

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!

Marco Barnes

Youth Pastor

Marco has lived in the Tomball/Magnolia area now for 30+ years. He and his wife Jennifer have 3 children: Grace (born 2004), Cooper (2006), and Lily (2012).

In addition to leading New Hope's Youth Ministry, Marco is also active in other volunteer positions: Announcer/DJ at KHCB fm105.7 Christian Radio; Little League Baseball.

Hobbies & interests: Playing with his kids, mentoring kids and teens, playing chess, and reading as many books as he can.

As the Youth Pastor at New Hope Baptist Church in Pinehurst, Marcos ministers to the youth of our church and also to those in the community. New Hope's Youth Ministry has weekly Bible studies on Wednesday nights and Sunday mornings. Marcos has been blessed with opportunities to speak at the Fellowship of Christian Athletes meetings in our local schools.

New Hope's Youth Ministry looks forward to serving the Lord and sharing the Good News of Jesus Christ. The Bible says in 1 Tim. 4:12-13: "Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in conduct, in love, in faith and in purity. Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching."

Mike Tate

Deacon and Sunday School teacher

My wife, Karen, and I were married in 1971 in a small church here in Decker Prairie. We lived in Houston for several years before moving back to Tomball in 1974.

We have two sons - Chris was born in 1974 and Ryan was born in 1978. We are the proud grandparents of Parker who was born in 2010.

I retired from Cy-Fair ISD in 2012. I enjoy an occasional round of golf. Karen and I now are able to spend more time with her parents, Bill and Dorothy Neal.

I am blessed to serve the Lord at New Hope as a Deacon and Sunday School Teacher. My class is primarily for Senior Adults. We have a warm, welcoming fellowship.

Our Men's Bible Study held every other Monday night provides our men a time for Bible study, prayer, and discussion of service projects for our church and community.

Come be a part of what God is doing at New Hope Baptist Church.

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.

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".

Austin Karr

Sunday School Teacher

We have lived in the Tomball & Magnolia area now for 40+ years.

My wife’s name is Claudia (a retired Magnolia Independent School District teacher). We have 3 children, Kathy Pendland (retired MISD teacher), Curtis Karr and Dr. C. Allen Karr.

Other activities I am currently involved in: Deacon, Lion’s club, previous MISD trustee.

Hobbies & interest: Serving at New Hope Baptist, gardening, golf, spending time with my wife and family.

Please don’t hesitate to call or email me if you have any questions about New Hope Baptist Church or events. I pray we can walk together in this life bringing glory to the Father from which all good things flow.