Rev. Milton H. (Mike) Marecle, D. Min
President and Founder of Hope Family Ministries, a local Biblical Counseling non-profit ministry in Tupelo, Mississippi. Hope Family Ministries was founded in 1995 and is located at 2754 Mattox Street. Hope Family Ministries has provided Biblically based counseling, Marriage Enrichment Workshops, and Discipleship Training for 15 years, literally around the world.
He holds a Doctor of Ministry Degree in Pastoral Counseling and is licensed and ordained as a Southern Baptist Minister. He is a graduate of Andersonville Theological Seminary, Luther Rice Bible University, and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. He holds membership in the following professional organizations: American Association of Christian Counselors, Southern Baptist Association of Biblical Counselors, International Association of Biblical Counselors (Certified Biblical Counselor), International Board of Christian Counselors (Board Certified Pastoral Counselor), Association of Biblical Counselors. He has a passion for helping children, youth and adults find freedom, purpose and hope in Jesus Christ.
Currently a resident of Saltillo, MS.
Member of Calvary Baptist Church, Tupelo for 19 years.
Wife of 30 years: Rosemary, who is a Nursing Instructor at MUW, in Columbus, MS.
Son: Matt is pastor of Calvary Baptist Church in Booneville. Matt is married to Natalie and they have 2 children, Allie Elizabeth and Nathaneal.
Rev. Kevin Wallace joined the counseling staff in September of 2009. Prior to that, he spent 25 years in various capacities as a pastor, chaplain and minister.
Bro. Kevin grew up in Pontotoc, MS . He began his college career by studying Law Enforcement Technology at Itawamba Junior College. He went on to earn a B.A. in Business Administration from Union University, and a Masters of Divinity from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary as well as continued training in Clinical Pastoral Education. He has also led and/or served on mission teams in the U.S. and overseas.
Bro. Kevin married his high school sweetheart and he states that they have been best friends for almost 30 years. They have been blessed with two sons. Matthew is married and he and his wife are graduate students at Mississippi College. Andrew is a business major at Ole Miss.
The Wallace’s enjoy serving, learning and worshipping at their home church, West Heights Baptist Church in Pontotoc.
The first voice a client hears, and the first face a client sees is most often that of Tammy Johnson. Her soft, southern drawl and compassionate manner is a source of comfort for many of the clients and supporters that either call or come by the office.
Tammy grew up in a small community in Itawamba County, and graduated from Mantachie High School. She has been married to Tim for 23 years and they have two children—Kala (18) and Clay (13). The Johnson family lives in Baldwyn where they are members of East Mount Zion Baptist Church. Tim is a deacon and Tammy works in various capacities with the children and youth.