Assistant Director of Church Planting
Pastor Hobbes is a native of Pennsylvania where he studied Bible at Baptist Bible College in Clarks Summit. After graduating with his M.Div., he pastored First Baptist Church in Castle Creek, New York for over seventeen years. During that time the church was instrumental in the planting of Bethel Baptist Church near Albany, New York.
After serving on a church staff in northwest Indiana, Pastor Hobbes took on the role of planting a church in Lafayette, Indiana. Berean Baptist Church was established, and the church called a pastor in February, 2007. Pastor Hobbes has relocated to northeast Ohio as a church planter and is also working on postgraduate studies to enhance his ministry skills. His burden for Arch Ministries is to encourage local churches across the United States and Canada to pick up the slack in the work of planting new churches in obedience to the Great Commission.