One Hope Longview

Leadership

Service & obedience


 

Leadership

 
 
 
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EldER

Kelly Liebengood

Kelly’s world was turned upside down his junior year at San Jose State University, when he became a Christian. Since that time, Kelly has lived, studied, and served in Chile, Mexico, Costa Rica, Cuba, Egypt, Israel, Greece, Turkey, Italy, and Scotland. In addition to being the head pastor at One Hope, Kelly is the Dean of the School of Theology and Vocation, Director of the Honors College, and Associate Professor of Biblical Studies and Theology. 

Kelly earned his Ph.D. in Biblical Studies from the University of St. Andrews in Scotland. He has a variety of research and writing interests, which usually involve the interface between biblical studies, theology, and Christian vocation. He has edited a book on the relationship between New Testament theology and economic practice in the early church (Engaging Economics), and has written a monograph on the theology of suffering in 1 Peter (The Eschatology of 1 Peter).

Prior to joining the faculty of LeTourneau University in 2009, Kelly taught New Testament and Theology at Seminario ESEPA in San José, Costa Rica. Kelly and his wife Marietta met while serving as missionaries in Concepción, Chile. Together they have served as campus ministers at the University of Kansas and as missionaries with United World Mission in Costa Rica and Scotland. They have four children who teach them a lot about God and the meaning of life.

Education

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland
M.Div., Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary
M.A., University of Kansas
B.S., San Jose State University

 
 
 

 
 
 
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Elder

Steven Mason

In addition to serving, preaching, and teaching at One Hope, Steve is the Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs at Letourneau University. Steve moved to Longview in 2006 after spending four years in St. Andrews, Scotland, pursuing a Ph.D. in Old Testament Studies. At Letourneau, he has taught twelve different Bible classes such as Biblical Hebrew, the Pentateuch, Biblical Covenants, Old Testament Prophets, and Advanced Hermeneutics, and he consistently teaches in the university’s Honors College. Steve has an impressive record of publications and presentations in the field of biblical studies, represented in particular by his book entitled Eternal Covenant in the Pentateuch: The Contours of an Elusive Phrase, published by T&T Clark in 2008. He is currently working on two other books under contract with Wipf & Stock Publishers and Baker Academic, respectively.

Steve is committed not only to Christian education and scholarship, but also to church life and discipleship. He is a licensed minister and an ordained elder. He and his wife, Bonnie, both graduated from Dallas Theological Seminary and Baylor University, have three children (Caroline, William and Christopher), and enjoy conducting marriage preparation courses for engaged couples. While in Dallas, Dr. Mason served on Young Life staff and coached athletics at Providence Christian School of Texas. Born and raised in San Antonio, Texas, he was an All-City quarterback and second baseman at Churchill High School. He is still an avid Spurs fan and is serious about his fantasy football. And, if you happen to see Dr. Mason on the street, don’t be fooled—it could be his identical twin brother, Lyle.

 

Education

Ph.D., University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Th.M., Dallas Theological Seminary
B.B.A, Baylor University

 
 

 
 
 
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Elder

Vance P. Freeman

Vance grew up in Longview, Texas, and attended Pine Tree High School. He met his wife, Meg, in Austin. He was not a Christian, but after moving to Dallas to work as a lawyer, God wooed him to the faith through a relationship with a great Christian family, the worship and teaching at Park Cities Presbyterian Church, and a lot of C.S. Lewis. Vance moved back to Longview in 2006 to be closer to his family and to start a law firm dedicated to serving the oil and gas industry. Vance is an ordained elder and together with Liebengood family and the Mason family planted One Hope Presbyterian Church in 2012. Vance and Meg have five children. 

Vance enjoys serving the community by promoting the arts and local business development. Both Vance and Meg have served for several years with Young Life, and Meg is volunteer for For the Silent

 

Education

J.D., University of Houston          B.A.,University of Texas at Austin

 

Deacons

Ben Caldwell - Chairman

Todd Feenstra

Jeremy Goosen

Michael Grubbs

Matthew Haesecke

Charles Mosiman

Bryan Winchell