Staff: Bethlehem Pastor, Directional Leader
Adam is the lead pastor of Hope Alliance. Before moving to Bethlehem to plant Hope, he served in two other churches outside of Philadelphia. He has earned an undergraduate degree in Bible from Cairn University and an MA in New Testament from Biblical Seminary. Adam is committed to helping people understand the gospel in a deeper way. His teaching is relational and concentrates on telling God’s holistic, redemptive story through Jesus. He is passionate about helping others connect their story to God’s story. In his free time, Adam loves to read some good history, catch an episode of Seinfeld, or experience the highs and lows of being a diehard Philadelphia sports fan. However, his greatest joy is spending time with his wife Rachel and their two boys Jackson and Tyler
Staff: Nazareth Pastor
In 2016 Pastor Jim Entwistle and his wife Jess and family moved to Nazareth to start the second congregation in the Hope Alliance church network. Pastor Jim and Jess have a passion to see people welcomed in to the family of God, find their identity in Jesus, and spend their lives to love the world around them. That passion has led them to pastor for seven years at another church in New Jersey, to create programs to bless the poor, to equip others to do ministry, to spend a year in the Middle East, and now to lead this congregation in Nazareth.
Staff: Worship Leader
Adam Thomson is the worship leader at Hope Alliance. He earned his degree in music performance from Toccoa Falls College in Georgia, and after bouncing around for a few years met and married his amazing wife, Tara. They have a daughter, Cassidy, who is the cutest girl ever. When he is not leading worship, Adam enjoys spending time with his family, watching the Phillies and the Eagles, and striving to play guitar like Lincoln Brewster. Adam is driven to lead others with his musical gifts to encounter God and the grace that is oered because of the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ. He considers it an honor and a privilege to lead the people at Hope Alliance in song each week.