Making Disciples is the commission for the whole church.  God gave us team of pastors to set vision, lead, and equip the saints for the work to which God has called us and empowered us.  He has also given us a team of deacons to serve in caring for the needs of the congregation. 

Gospel is Jesus ruled, pastor led, and congregationally accountable.

Pastor Team


Lead Pastor

Steven and his wife Rebecca graduated from college, were married, and began vocational ministry in 2000.  Steven has served as youth, associate, education, and now lead pastor.  Steven completed his Master of Ministry studies in 2007.  They have 4 boys from 17 to 10 years old.  Steven loves outdoors, reading, and hunting.


Deacon temporarily assigned to the pastor team

Rich and his wife Kimberly have been married for 40 years.  Rich has a passion for Biblical teaching and discipleship through small group relationships.  Kimberly serves through the Sparrow ministry.


Dan and his wife Erica have four daughters.  Erica was raised at Gospel and serves as Nursery Director.  Dan serves as director of the audio/visual team and uses his knowledge of technology to serve in many other ways.  Dan also assists with learNECT groups.


Family Discipleship Pastor

Jim and his wife Lora were married in 1989, and began vocational ministry in 1990. They have been blessed with four children; two by birth (Jessica and Jake) and two by marriage (Eric & Brooke).  Jim has served as youth, senior, co-, and interim pastor at previous ministries.  Jim finished his Master of Divinity studies in the spring of 2017, and the Lord led them to come on staff at Gospel in the fall of 2017.  Jim enjoys time with his family, playing golf, and most sports. 


Deacon temporarily assigned to the pastor team

Chuck & his wife Ronita have 3 children and several grandchildren.  Chuck and Ronita serve together in the nursery.  Ronita serves in the church library as well.  Chuck is the chairman of the deacon team and serves in many areas including teaching and leading a monthly service in a local nursing home.


Nate and his wife Linda have raised their two children at Gospel and have served in many capacities.  Linda currently teaches in the Quest Club.  Nate sings with the Praise Team each week to lead the congregation in worship.

Deacon Team


Larry & his wife Sharon have two sons and one granddaughter.  Larry serves as director of the safety team at Gospel.  Sharon serves as Director and teacher of preschool age children's ministry.

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