Dr. Tom Hein
Senior teaching Pastor

I grew up in the small northeast Iowa town of Elkader. I attended the University of Iowa where I came to know Jesus as my Savior, met my wife, and graduated with a degree in Chemical Engineering. After two years of questioning and thinking about my life calling, (whether I was called to continue in the engineering field or into full time pastoral ministry), I attended Denver Seminary where I received a degree in Biblical Studies. I have served at New Hope Church since 2000, and as the original pastor of the church. My wife, Kathleen, and I have two adult sons.


Things I’m Thankful For

My family, church family, God’s amazing grace to me, the opportunity to serve the Lord every day, fairly good health, and on most days...my dog.

I Enjoy

Football, deer hunting, reading, dinner and movies with Kathleen, shopping at Goodwill, using restaurant coupons, trying to be funny on Facebook, and keeping in touch with family.


Favorite Movies/TV

MASH, Star Wars, Lord of the Rings, Remember the Titans, Hoosiers.


Favorite Music Groups/CDs

Fernando Ortega, Bach, Chopin, Chicago, Rascal Flatts, Johnny Cash, Jars of Clay, Luciano Pavarotti, Bebo Norman.

I Hope To Someday

Play more golf, shoot a 14 point buck with an arrow, help ignite an expository Bible based teaching revolution among churches around the world, visit the Colosseum in Rome and the Areopagus in Athens.

Some Favorite Books Read

Knowing God by J.I. Packer, Systematic Theology by Wayne Grudem, Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis, Clear and Present Danger by Tom Clancy, The Last Juror by John Grisham.

Favorite Verses

I tell you the truth, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be condemned; he has crossed over from death to life. John 5:24