Jake Sanders
youth Pastor

I grew up in the city of San Jose, California and met Christ at the age of 10. I moved out to Iowa to go to Bible College at Faith Baptist and by Junior year was calling Iowa home. I have done everything from polishing floors to tutoring math to new construction plumbing, but am very excited to serve as New Hope's Youth Pastor. Serving alongside me is my bride, Hanna.


Things I’m Thankful For

Hanna - who challenges me and makes everything more fun. My Family - both back home and here at New Hope. And the chance I get to hang out with students and make it my job!


I Enjoy

Cooking or trying new food, playing board games with friends, camping and dreaming of fixing up my motorcycle to ride cross-country.

Favorite Movies/TV

Cutthroat Kitchen w/Alton Brown, Good Eats, Roadkill, Top Gear


Favorite Music Groups/CDs

Alan Jackson, Luke Combs, Matt Maher, Mercyme (Lifer is the best album ever)

I Hope To Someday

Drive or Ride through every state.


Some Favorite Books Read

Imaginary Jesus by Matt Mikalatos, Terry Crews Biography - Manhood, and Basic Theology by Charles Ryrie.


Favorite Verses

But God, being rich in mercy, because of the great love with which he loved us, even when we were dead in our trespasses, made us alive together with Christ - Ephesians 2:4-5