Hope Chapel Apex


Pastors & Staff

Dr. Nick and Robin Gough

Senior and Executive Pastor

Dr. Nick Gough has been in ministry for over 35 years.  He travels throughout the world ministering in the prophetic and teaching others how to hear God's voice.   He is a favorite speaker with YWAM and teaches online classes on the prophetic through Christian Prophetic Certification Program and at Global Awakening Theological Seminary Master’s Program.

He has a bachelor’s degree in Business and Marketing from the University of Southern California, a master’s in theology from Vanguard University, and a Doctor of Ministry from United Theological Seminary.  Robin has a BA in Economics and Math from University of Southern California.

He and his bride, Robin, have been married for 33 years and have five daughters ranging in age from 19-30 with one grandson who is 7 years old and a one-year-old granddaughter.

Rob and Joanna Watson

Worship Leaders

Rob and Joanna Watson have been married for sixteen years. They have four children ages 15, 13, 13, and 6. They have over 30 years of combined worship leading experience. They are passionate about ushering in the freedom and presence of the Holy Spirit. Prophetic worship isn’t something they just desire, but know it’s knit into their being. They believe strongly that worship isn’t an experience but an opportunity for a powerful encounter with the One who never changes and passionately loves us!

Sidney Mustin

Youth Pastor

Sidney has lived in Apex, North Carolina since the spring of 2020. Growing up in southern Indiana he found a strong desire to help Christians and non-believers walk out of the lukewarmness of life. He graduated from Life Pacific University of Virginia in 2019.  He enjoys all sports, live music, and good coffee.

Jon Heath

Interim Children's Pastor

Jon has been in active in church ministry for 39 years with many varied roles. Jon served as Children’s Pastor of a local non-denominational church in Texas for 7 years, as Senior Pastor in Mississippi and a Senior Pastor position in Texas for a combined 17 years, where he first became involved with the Foursquare Gospel. In 2000, Jon accepted a position as Staff Pastor at Hope Chapel with oversight of Family/Children’s ministry. In 2015, Jon stepped away from vocational ministry, but has always stayed connected to his pastoral calling. We welcome Jon back in this interim role and know his experience and wisdom will benefit the families at Hope Chapel.

Jon and wife Deborah have been married for 46 years and have 4 children and 13 grandchildren. Deborah is an active Nurse Practitioner and an Ordained Foursquare Minister.

Mary Beth Roden

Preschool Director

Mary-Beth has been attending Hope Chapel with her family since 2014. She has been married to her husband Matt for 24 years.  They have two children: one son in college and a daughter in high school. She is passionate about leading our youngest children and believes the seeds that are planted now will establish a firm foundation as they grow in their identity in Christ. 

Worth Fitts

Communications Director

Worth has been working with the worship and tech departments at Hope Chapel since 2017. He graduated from Living Arts College in 2016 with a BA in Audio Production and Design and is passionate about ministry through creativity. 

Sarah Thomas

Facility Manager 

Sarah has attended Hope Chapel with her husband and 4 children since 2010.  She graduated from the University of Illinois with a Bachelor’s Degree in Sports and Recreation Management. Sarah enjoys being outside in nature, playing sports with her family and friends, and naps. Sarah has a passion to see healthy families influence their communities through their relationship with Christ.