About Us

We are an outreach ministry of One Life Church of God with locations in Auburn/Opelika, Alabama and Nitro, West Virginia.

Meet Greg


Pastor Gregory Priest is the founder of True Hope Ministries and is serving as CEO/President since its beginning in 2015.

Gregory graduated Teen Challenge Mid-America in 1988. This same year God called Gregory into ministry to rescue men and women with life-controlling problems including drug and alcohol. This call quickly became a passion as the Holy Spirit directed Gregory the next two decades to open men and women drug and alcohol recovery programs in Pensacola, Florida and in Brandon, Mississippi.

Under God’s direction in 2015, Gregory moved his family to Alabama to begin True Hope Ministries. True Hope Ministries Women’s Program opened in 2015 then shortly after True Hope Ministries Men’s Program opened in 2016.

The call of God on Gregory’s life along with his experience in pastoral ministry and leadership and his passion for the hurting is evident in his commitment to lead this ministry.

Gregory is an Ordained Bishop with the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee. Gregory and his wife, Becky were married in 1993. They have four sons -Gregory Kent, Joshua, Aaron, Jeremy and one daughter -Bonnie.

Meet Becky


Becky Priest is the Director of True Hope Ministries. She has extensive experience in counseling and program direction. Becky is accredited with certification in PSNC, Effective Biblical Counseling, Committed to Freedom and Save One. She has a musical background and assist with our music programs.

Becky has worked with her husband in leadership roles as program director, teacher, admission director and choir director. She is expert at developing program and meeting the needs of students. She is a valued coach and mentor to True Hope former and current students and staff.

Becky Priest is an Ordained Minister with the Church of God, Cleveland, Tennessee.

Becky has dedicated her life to God, family and ministry. One of her deepest passions is seeing the miracle of God restoring lives and families. One can describe Becky Priest as “Servant-Warrior”.