Elders & Staff

Brent Walker

Lead Elder

Brent is the husband to Sara and father to Silas, Abby, and Ellie. He received his Master of Divinity from The Southern Baptist Theological Seminary. He has been Living Hope Baptist Church's Pastor since September 2015. He desires to magnify God’s glory in Christ in people’s minds, hearts, and wills through faithful preaching, discipleship, and shepherding. 

Greg Sholar

Family Minister/Elder in Training

Greg is the husband of Rachael and the father of Judah Mae. He received his Master of Arts in Pastoral Ministry from New Orleans Baptist Theological Seminary and is currently working as a physical therapist in the greater Cincinnati area. He has a passion to serve the church and help bring others to make Christ the king of their lives. 

Bob Turner


Bob is the husband to Carol, father to daughters Molly and Abby, father-in-law to Brad, and soon to be the grandpa of a baby girl. He has been teaching Discipleship classes for over 30 years and has been an Elder of Living Hope Baptist Church since 2022. Bob finds joy in discipling and mentoring others, growing along with them. He is a board member of the Gospel-centered non-profit, Cincy at the Well. Bob enjoys crossword puzzles, jigsaw puzzles, reading, 3D printing, singing, and watching football. 

Brenda Lanham

Administrative Assistant 

Brenda is our administrative assistant. She has served Living Hope Baptist Church in this role since 2006. She retired from Newport Highschool after being librarian for 29 years. She has a B.A. in elementary education from Murray State University and Masters and rank 1 in education from Xavier University. Brenda and her husband, Bill, have 2 adult children, Jessica and Zachary.