Dr. William Enns came to Hope Presbyterian Church after serving in ministry since his ordination in 1976. Bill is a native of California but grew up in the country of Ecuador where his parents were missionaries under the Evangelical Covenant Church of America. As part of a youth group he became involved in a ministry started by a Christian businessman to the Central Jail in Quito, Ecuador. One Sunday morning, when it was time for the message, the businessman turned to him and said, "Bill, it's your turn to preach this morning." That began a ministry that lasted for five years until graduation from high school required that he return to the United States. As Bill says, "I had a captive audience then, and I have been trying to find them ever since." His ministry goal is to help people discover God's unfolding purposes for them.
He is a graduate of North Park Theological Seminary in Chicago, IL; took doctoral studies at Fuller Theological Seminary, Pasadena, CA; and received his Doctor of Ministry degree in the Congregational Mission and Leadership program at Luther Theological Seminary, St. Paul, MN in May of 2007.
Bill is married to Ruth (one of the best decisions he ever made) and they have three adult children and five grandchildren.
Bill retired from HOPE Church on June 30, 2015. The church recognizes Bill as Pastor Emeritus.
Email Pastor Bill: pastorbill@HOPEChurchRaleigh.org
I grew up in Bel Air, MD, and began playing guitar when I was eleven years old. At sixteen I came to know Christ through Young Life, and began serving Him by providing music at YL meetings and events. I earned a BA in music from Towson University in Baltimore, where I studied guitar and voice. I sang with several professional choral groups in the Baltimore area, including the Baltimore Symphony Chorus, and continued serving God through music as a soloist and choir section leader at churches in the area.
I moved to New York City and earned my MA in musicology at Hunter College, and also began studying and performing in opera, which continues to be a passion of mine. It was in New York that I met Susan, who was born and raised in Raleigh before moving to New York, where she worked in television advertising for 25 years. We were married in 1998. In 2003 we moved across the Hudson to Hoboken, NJ, where our two daughters were born: Andie in 2005 and Emerson in 2009. Meanwhile, I pursued additional graduate studies at Rutgers University, where I taught courses in music history and theory.
Our search for a church home brought us to Bethlehem Lutheran Church in Ridgewood, NJ. I joined their praise band, and distinctly felt God calling me back to music ministry. I served as interim leader there in 2015 while our music director suffered some health issues, and made the decision to pursue a career as a worship leader. To that end, I entered the graduate certificate program in worship studies from Liberty University Online.
Susan and I have long planned to move to Raleigh (back to Raleigh, in her case), and are thankful to be able to do so while our girls are still young and Susan’s parents are still healthy and energetic. We feel so blessed to have been given this opportunity to serve the HOPE family, and excited about following the Lord down this new path. Praise Him!
Email Ted: tedmusic@HOPEChurchRaleigh.org
I grew up in much of the southeastern United States- Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, and Georgia. After finishing college in GA, where most of my family still lives, I moved to Raleigh and married my husband, Ryan, who is a Raleigh native. We have two girls, Caroline (6) and Charlotte (3), and a cat named Bitty. I enjoy spending time with friends and family, landscape design and gardening, watching ACC football and basketball, and playing volleyball. We’ve been members of Hope EPC since 2009 and have led the Jr/Sr High Youth ministry since 2013. God has blessed us richly and we are continually reminded of His grace in our lives. I consider my role as a teacher at this church to be one of those blessings. It’s been both challenging and rewarding, ultimately fostering in me a deeper reliance on God’s leadership.
Email Erin: erin@HOPEChurchRaleigh.org
I was born and raised in the Carolina's. It was there at age 15 I heard God call me to preach in His church. While I worked in the church over my next 17 years, it was not until I was 32 that I truly answered that call. I served my first pastorate in 1992 and have never looked back. I was originally ordained in the United Methodist Church. Now I am ordained in the EPC. My undergraduate degree in Business Administration is from the University of South Carolina. I attended Seminary at The Divinity School of Duke University and received my Masters of Divinity. In 2000 I began working on my Doctorate at Trinity Theo-logical Seminary and in 2008 finished my dissertation on "Human Anger vs. Righteous Anger" at Almeda University School of Theology. My wife Terry and I have 9 children. I joined the Evangelical Presbyterian Church in January 2009. I served as the Teaching Elder Associate Pastor at HOPE Church until August of 2015 when I was installed as Head of Staff and Pastor. We feel very blessed to be called to serve Hope EPC as one of its founding pastors. I am now in my 27th year of Pastoral Ministry. God is Good!
Email Pastor Marty: pastormarty@HOPEChurchRaleigh.org
Terry Duffell has been involved with leadership of children’s ministry for over 35 years. She grew up in Raleigh and graduated from William G. Enloe High School. As the mother of 9 children, a former home-school mom, and an administrative assistant for a classical Christian school, Terry has stayed true to her passion of teaching children and mentoring families in their growth and maturity as disciples of Jesus Christ. Coming alongside parents and caregivers to provide resources, encouragement and support as well as create a fun, exciting, loving and nurturing environment at Hope Church is Terry’s focus of ministry.
Email Terry: terry@HOPEChurchRaleigh.org