Both Ted and Tara grew up "down the bayou" and decided to follow Jesus passionately in their high school years. After being married for two years, God began to place on their hearts a burden for families and planting a church that would cross all cultural and economic barriers. With a vision for east Houma, they and their four kids now reside in the community that they serve with a heart for those living in the area. They are excited to follow the vision that God has given them to present the restoring gospel of Jesus Christ, make disciples, and actively serve.
Brannon White grew up in the Houma area and attended South Eastern Univeristy. During his time in college he gave His life to the Lord and began to actively serve in a local nonprofit Hope Extreme as an intern and througout its starting stages.
He serves as Hope Community church's worship pastor and leads here Sundays at 9:30 and 11:00 services. He is married to Rachel White who actively serves in ministry at Hope Community as well.
Tena Manning lives in Houma with her husband Randy Manning and having been saved in college has worked with children her entire adult life both educationally and spiritually.
She also serves as the Education Director at Hope Extreme a local non-profit. She currently serves as Children's pastor of Hope Kids and loves encouraging children to walk with the Lord and shine their light for Jesus Christ.