Sunday Worship @10am


Pastor Bob and Shari Bankhead

Pastor Bob & Shari Bankhead;
Senior Pastors

Bob & Shari have served as the Senior Pastors at World HOPE since December of 2012. They met at Mount Vernon Bible College, Mount Vernon, Ohio. Upon graduating in May of 1985, they began ministry here in North Carolina.

One of their greatest joys is seeing people grow in their lives with the Lord as they grasp the truths of God’s Word. They love watching people "get it" in their daily walk with the Lord.

When not involved in church and ministry activities Bob enjoys working in the yard and around the house. Shari enjoys spending time with family and friends.

Pastor Bob & Shari have two adult sons, Nate and his wife Candice and Cameron and his wife Taylor, and four beautiful granddaughters.

Pastor Bob & Shari Bankhead
Phone | 704.636.9159

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Bob's favorite verses are Isaiah 61:1-4 -

"The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is upon me, for the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the poor. He has sent me to comfort the brokenhearted and to proclaim that captives will be released and prisoners will be freed. He has sent me to tell those who mourn that the time of the Lord’s favor has come, and with it, the day of God’s anger against their enemies. To all who mourn in Israel, he will give a crown of beauty for ashes, a joyous blessing instead of mourning, festive praise instead of despair. In their righteousness, they will be like great oaks that the Lord has planted for his own glory. They will rebuild the ancient ruins, repairing cities destroyed long ago. They will revive them, though they have been deserted for many generations.”

Shari's favorite Bible verses are Romans 8:28-29 -

"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren."

Mike James, Church Administrator

Mike James, Church Administrator

Michael James, a lifelong resident of North Carolina in the Salisbury area, has been a member at World Hope Worship Center since 1992. He is an Elder at the church and an active member of the Praise and Worship team, the Prime Timer's Ministry and the Church Council. He has been the administrator for World Hope Worship Center since 2013. Prior to taking this position Michael had worked in management for 38 years with various corporations concluding the last 22 years of his career as controller for The Carolina Ritchie Corporation. Michael graduated Summa Cum Laude from Catawba College with a bachelor's degree in business administration. He also has a master's degree in business administration from the University of Phoenix. Michael enjoys sports (now more watching than participating), fishing, and spending time with his family.

Michael James
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Deborah Paxton, Office Assistant

Deborah Paxton, Office Assistant

In 1996, my family and I began attending World Hope Worship Center. Over the years she assisted in many areas here, from Wee Walkers for 9 years, Set & Costume Designs, Missionettes & Royal Rangers Teacher, Wednesday Night Meal Cook, Little Praisers and in many other areas.

Deborah has an Associate Degree in Business Management and an Associate Degree in Marketing & Retailing. After many years working jobs in the public relations field, she feels blessed to have the opportunity to begin working here as the Office Assistant at World Hope in 2014.

On her days offs, she is watching her grandson, helping her parents, working on crafts or pre-paring the next ladies event.

Deborah Paxton
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2203 Mooresville Road
Salisbury, NC 28147