pastors’ hope network

Providing hope and help for pastors in transition

Through partnerships with churches, nonprofits, businesses and counseling services, Pastors’ Hope Network provides hope and help for pastors and their families who are in transition. Our services provide loving, comprehensive support for ministry families as they seek God’s healing and direction.



Deanna Harrison has served as Executive Director of Pastors’ Hope Network since its inception. She and her husband, Scott, have been in ministry for 40 years and are survivors of forced termination. Deanna holds a BA in Communications/Journalism, an MA in English, and for over 35 years has written Bible study curriculum, blogs and numerous articles for clergy couples seeking to grow in ministry. Deanna also wrote the devotional book My Ducks Are Really Swans published by Broadman Press and Moving On, Surviving the Grief of Forced Termination. Deanna and Scott have been married since 1978 and have two grown children and three delightful grandchildren.

Professional Services

As you travel this new road in your life, Pastors’ Hope Network will connect you with committed Christian business leaders to help you navigate your way.

“What, after all, is Apollos? And what is Paul? Only servants, through whom you came to believe—as the Lord has assigned to each his task. I planted the seed, Apollos watered it, but God has been making it grow. So neither the one who plants nor the one who waters is anything, but only God, who makes things grow.”

1 Corinthians 3:5-7


Comprehensive Programs

Transitioning through forced resignation or termination is different for every minister. At no cost to you Pastors’ Hope Network will put together a comprehensive plan just for you.

“Though one may be overpowered, two can defend themselves. A cord of three strands is not quickly broken.”
Ecclesiastes 4:12



compassionate people

Everyone within Pastors’ Hope Network has one goal in mind: To meet your needs. Contact us today and let us walk this road with you.

“Carry each other’s burdens, and in this way you will fulfill the law of Christ.”
Galatians 6:2



advisory Board

Marilyn Abegg-Glass, President & Owner, Marilyn Abegg & Associates, Philanthropic Counsel

Dr. David Dykes, Senior Pastor, Green Acres Baptist Church

Rocky Gill, Owner, Express Employment Professionals

Nancy Lamar, VP of Community Relations, The Hospice of East Texas

Fred Smith, The Gathering


Chad Barnes
Founder & CMO, Digital Skyrocket 

Brian Brandt
CEO, Core Insights 

Keely Burks, M.A., LPC
Solace Counseling and Anxiety Center

Johnny Coffman, President
Owner, Regency Shell Service Center

Tim Connor, Vice President
Director of Advancement, Grace Community School

Kay Latta, Secretary/Treasurer
CPA, Officer/Shareholder, Henry & Peters Certified Public Accountants

Kilton McCracken 
Pastor, Fredonia Baptist Church, Kilgore, TX; Director, Gospel Village

Nate Murray
Bay City Campus Pastor, Hopevale Church, Great Lakes Bay Region, Michigan

Ivette Zavarce
Director of Outreach and On Air Host, Encouragement Media Group