Our Leaders

Let the elders who rule well be considered worthy of double honor,
especially those who labor in preaching and teaching.

 1 Timothy 5:17

Eli Johnson, Senior Pastor

Pastor Eli takes God’s people deep into the Bible, teaching theology in a way everyone can understand and bringing out its application in our everyday lives. He is down to earth, but firm in God’s Word and teaches us to take a stand for the truth and never waiver. Eli is one who walks and lives with the people, and one who believes in leading by example. Most importantly, Eli knows he is just the under-shepherd and therefore always reminds us to focus on Jesus Christ, our Shepherd, Lord, and Savior.

Don Sewell, Elder & Teacher

Don is one of our elders and is a wonderful individual to serve with. His humility and yet firmness in the faith truly make him a man of God that we all should seek to emulate. He has been invaluable in supporting Pastor Eli in preaching and also in helping lead our church. 

Don also serves along with Bob in leading our men’s class on Wednesday nights and together they do a wonderful job. 

Don has a heart for children and is leading the children’s church during service. Having raised two sons to adulthood and having two more in the home, including an adopted son, he knows the struggles our children face and is gifted in knowing how to reach children and how to inspire them to memorize Scripture and apply it in their lives.

Additionally, Don has a Masters degree in Special Education and Bachelor degrees in Special Education and Theology and is committed to studying the Word of God in order to grow personally and to teach others as well.

Bob Lohnes, Elder & Teacher

Bob is a great man of God who leads by example. His constant dedication to leading and serving in the church makes him a wonderful leader that many should desire to follow.

Bob enjoys teaching and evangelizing and is very bold in sharing his faith. Additionally, he is very gifted in many areas and loves helping other members of the church complete
projects that are holding them up from serving God.

With two teenage boys in the home, he knows the challenges that parents face every day, which makes him the perfect teacher for our Teens class. Bob has a way of teaching that keeps all the teens involved and he loves taking them into God’s Word.

Not only is he leading the Teens and the Men’s group, but Bob plays a very important part as an elder and truly has a heart to see the church follow God’s will.

Ryan Apgar, Worship Ministry leader

Ryan is an absolute blessing to have on board. He is a natural leader that just wants people to enjoy worshiping the Lord, and his goal it to make sure our eyes stay fixed upon Jesus during our time of praise.

Each week he leads our praise team to new heights, and does it gracefully. It is wonderful having him lead us to lift our voices up to the Lord as a congregation. We are truly thankful that God has lead Him to serve with us and thank God for Him every day!

CJ Lohnes, Women's Leader

Becki and CJ are two of the most committed women I have met when it comes to studying the Word of God, and it shows in their class. Each week I watch them lead the women to truly become Proverbs 31 women, living a life that is pleasing to our Lord. They are both committed to the Lord’s work and want every lady that comes to the church to know our Lord and to complete the race with joy! Best of all, they are real and down to earth and both of them have been through their share of trials.

Becki Johnson, Women's Leader

Becki and CJ are two of the most committed women I have met when it comes to studying the Word of God, and it shows in their class. Each week I watch them lead the women to truly become Proverbs 31 women, living a life that is pleasing to our Lord. They are both committed to the Lord’s work and want every lady that comes to the church to know our Lord and to complete the race with joy! Best of all, they are real and down to earth and both of them have been through their share of trials.

Dana Sewell, Teacher – BeAttitudes Kids (Ages 8-12)

Dana aspires to glorify God by teaching His children all they can about our Lord.  As a natural story-teller, she is able to draw children’s interest into the Bible lesson.  She is very down to earth and leads by example, serving alongside our children in good works.  

Dana also serves on the witnessing team and has an amazing gift in sharing the Gospel in the world.  It is a joy and truly a blessing having her as part of the team for Kingdom work.

Amber Squire, Teacher – King’s Kids (Ages 4-7)

God has given Amber the natural gift of working with children.

The way that she transforms the children’s classroom into an environment where the kids don’t just learn, but enjoy learning, is simply amazing. She knows exactly what it takes to teach our young children the ways of the Lord, and her willingness to serve is something we all have come to love.

Each week we watch the children eagerly run into their classroom. We know we are blessed to walk beside her.

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