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.



Pastors’ Hope Network is proud to have Deanna Harrison serving as their Executive Director. Deanna and her husband, Scott, have been in ministry for 40 years and are survivors of forced termination. She holds a Master of Arts degree in English, and for over 30 years she’s written Bible study curriculum 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 two 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


Doug Anderson, Vice President
Senior Pastor, Rose Heights Church

Brian Brandt
CEO, Core Insights 

Tim Connor
Director of Advancement, Grace Community School

Johnny Coffman, President
Owner, Regency Shell Service Center

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

Gregg Zackary
Executive Director, Hope Road Counseling