Hope Community Church adds to staff
Published 9:35 am Thursday, October 15, 2015
Hope Community Church in Niles has added two people to its staff: Pastor Brad Heiple and Ian Edwards.
Pastor Brad Heiple recently joined as the administrative pastor.
Heiple has been married to Stephanie for 32 years. They have three children and two grandchildren. Heiple graduated from Bethel College with both a bachelor’s degree in biblical literature and a Master of Ministries Degree. He obtained his M.A. in counseling from Siena Heights University in 2003, having worked for the State of Michigan as a rehabilitation counselor and manager with Michigan Rehabilitation Services. He previously served two churches in Cass County. Originally from Erie Pennsylvania, Heiple said he loves the Michiana area and is excited about serving the Lord at Hope Community Church.
Ian Edwards, 33, is the new director of student ministry at Hope Community Church. He is currently enrolled at Bethel College in the bible/ministry program and plans to graduate in May with a bachelor’s degree. He is married and has two young children.
Edwards said he is honored and humbled to be part of the team at Hope as they are in a season of growth and new development.