Pastor Pete, Senior Minister
Get to know Pete:
Pete Hopkins grew up in New England. In 1982, God changed Pete’s
life! Pete became a Christian through a
home Bible study, which was led by his parents. In 1984, Pete was baptized and
ordained in 2001 by the same church (where he later served as an Associate Pastor).
In college, Pete met his beautiful wife,
Norah, who is an Illinois native. They officially starting dating after a
Spring Break mission trip to Daytona Beach, and married while they were in
seminary. They have been married for almost two decades with no regrets!
further blessed Pete and Norah with three precious children: JJ, Jaydon, and
Jocelyn. Pete has served in the ministry for many years as a pastor and
missionary. Pete served internationally as a missionary and church planter in different
countries of Central Asia, Southeast Asia and the Middle East. Pete served as a
pastor in various churches of the Washington DC Metro Area, Connecticut, and
Pete is an endorsed chaplain and a licensed mental health professional. Norah is a neonatal and
pediatric nurse at Carle Hospital, and especially gifted in the art of crochet.
Pete and his family enjoy the outdoors, sports, music, martial arts
tournaments, and occasionally watch their alma mater, Fighting Illini, win a