Travis Armstrong has served as a pastor at Hope Baptist Church since 2002. For the first ten years of his pastorate at Hope, Travis worked primarily with the teen ministry, but also worked on a number of discipleship and evangelism ministries. Travis now works as the overseer of the worship ministry, coordinates the Sunday morning ministries, plans the outreach ministries of the church, fills in for Pastor Glenn in the pulpit, and does anything else that needs to be done around the church during the week.
Travis grew up in the Adirondacks of New York, where he attended Johnsburg Central School.
Travis came to know Jesus when he was only five years old. Both of his parents were believers and were active in their church (Calvary Bible Church). They taught Travis to love God, and put Him first in his life.
Travis attended Adirondack Community College in Queensbury, New York, where he received an associate’s degree in broadcasting. He then attended Davis College in Johnson City, New York, where he received a bachelor’s degree in pastoral studies.
Travis married his high school sweet heart, Becky in 2000. They have one daughter, Zion and two sons, Zuri and Otis.
Favorite Scripture: Romans 1:16: “I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God for the salvation of everyone who believes.”
Favorite books: The Bible, Fresh Wind Fresh Fire by Jim Cymbala, Fifty Reasons why Jesus Came to Die by John Piper, Anything by Dr. Suess
Favorite music: He’s down with the DC Talk, Casting Crowns, Chris Tomlin, Third Day
Favorite movies: “Horton Hears a Who”, All of the “Indiana Jones” Movies, “Rocky 1-4” “National Treasure”, “Miracle”, “Invincible”, “The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”
Favorite restaurant: Taco Bell!!!
Favorite Hobbies: Hiking (trying to climb all 115 of the 4,000 footers in the north east), camping, Disc Golf, anything outdoors
Favorite sports team: The New York Giants (Go Big Blue)
Favorite quotes: “He is no fool to give what he cannot keep, to gain what he cannot lose” – Jim Elliot , “I believe in Christianity as I believe that the sun has risen, not only because I see it, but because by it, I see everything else.” – C. S. Lewis “Maybe Christmas . . . doesn’t come from a store, maybe Christmas, perhaps means a little bit more” – Dr. Suess, “Think outside the bun” – Taco Bell