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David Acton
Lead Pastor
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David was born and raised in Miami, Florida. He and his wife, Chanelle, met at the University of Florida. They later both earned their MDiv degrees from Golden Gate Seminary in San Francisco before heading overseas as church planters with the IMB. Their four awesome children were born and raised during their 24 years in Western Europe. They recently returned to Florida with the goal of leading a local church to live out the same missional mindset that guided their ministry on the mission field. If David is not in the pulpit, he is probably talking to someone about Jesus, boating or searching for good Cuban food in the area!


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Kevin Gladfelter
Youth/Children’s Pastor
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Kevin was born and raised in Arcadia, Florida and met his wife, Leanna, in Lynchburg, Virginia while they both pursued degrees in Youth Ministry at Liberty University. After college, he began working toward an MDiv at SEBTS in Wake Forest, North Carolina. They welcomed their daughter Ellie into the world in 2014. Through this time, Kevin and Leanna’s passion for discipling young people never wavered and they followed God’s call to New Hope in 2015. They celebrated the birth of their son Jesse in 2016. In his leisure, Kevin can be found enjoying time with his family, playing a videogame, or enjoying some good music.


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Megan Cornwell
Worship Leader
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Megan was born and raised in Northern Michigan, but is now a Florida girl through and through! She graduated from Union University in Jackson, TN with a Bachelor of Music in Vocal Performance. It was during her time at Union that she met and fell head over heels for Paul. They got married in 2012 and have been serving the local church since then! Megan graduated from Liberty University in 2014 with a Master of Arts in Management and Leadership. Just a few months later, Megan and Paul welcomed into the world their sweet girl, Chloe. God graciously led the Cornwell family to New Hope in 2019! Megan’s heartbeat is for the local church. She desires to see the bride of Christ connect to God in and through worship that is led by the Holy Spirit. In her free time, Megan can be found playing with her girl, outside in the sunshine, sipping good coffee with Paul while talking about the deep things of life, at the piano or reading a good book.


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Paul Cornwell
Pastoral Intern/ Communications Director
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Paul is originally from Jackson, Tennessee. He graduated from Union University with a Bachelor of Arts in Christian Studies. More importantly, he met his beautiful wife Megan. Paul graduated with his Master of Divinity in Pastoral Studies from Liberty University. He has spent 12 years in student, children, and communications capacities in the local church. Paul has a passion to serve and disciple the local church. In his free time, he can be found cheering on the Memphis Grizzlies, spending quality time with the family, learning a new way to brew coffee, or enjoying anything Disney related. He’s excited to join New Hope Church for the cause of Christ!