pastors Ric & Renee shaull

Pastor Ric is the Senior pastor of Mount Hope St. Johns works with his wife Renee to lead the people at Mount Hope to “win the lost, at any cost and teach others to do the same”. Before giving his life to Christ 30 years ago, he traveled the midwest playing lead guitar in various bands and earned his Masters Degree in Education. He also attended Mount Hope Bible Training Institute in Lansing, Michigan while studying for his ordination with the Assemblies of God. He is an ordained minister and a sent pastor from Mount Hope Church, Lansing.

Pastor Renee is the Associate pastor of Mount Hope Church and wants all people to “Know Christ, Be baptized, Find their purpose and Change the World”. She was raised in an Irish Catholic home and even attended Catholic school but didn’t receive Christ as her Savior until age 16, during the Jesus Movement. After the death of her father at age 18, she began a 12-year downward spiral into drugs and alcohol. Fortunately, she got clean and sober in AA, rededicated her life to Christ, and began attending Mount Hope Church in Lansing where she met and married Pastor Ric. She is a licensed minister with the Assemblies of God.

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Ric and Renee met and married at Mount Hope Church in Lansing in 1990. It was there that they felt the call to ministry and planted Solid Rock Foursquare Church in1994 in Owosso, MI. From 2000 to 2008, they worked as Youth sponsors at Trinity Assembly of God in Mt. Morris, MI and in 2009 were appointed as Lead pastors of Mount Hope Church in St. Johns. They have five children (all of whom were homeschooled), two adopted adult children and nine grandchildren.