So Christ himself gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the pastors and teachers, to equip his people for works of service, so that the body of Christ may be built up until we all reach unity in the faith and in the knowledge of the Son of God and become mature, attaining to the whole measure of the fullness of Christ.
Currently serving as pastors:
Jeff became a licensed worker with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in 2019 and began attending Alliance Community Church in early 2021. Jeff & Megan were married in 2014. They have one daughter. They greatly enjoy spending their free time reading and doing anything outdoors.
Jeff completed his undergraduate degree in Biblical Studies, emphasizing in Biblical Languages from Huntington University in 2014 and completed his Master’s of Divinity in Exegetical Studies from Grace College and Seminary in May 2022.
Lance has served at Alliance Community Church since January 2009 and as the lead pastor since July 2016. He was ordained with the Christian & Missionary Alliance in 2015. Prior to full-time ministry, Lance worked in the software testing industry and also for Blue Jacket, Inc. He has a degree in public relations from Taylor University (g97). Lance & Megan were married in 1998. They are raising five kids.
Here is a trustworthy saying: Whoever aspires to be an overseer desires a noble task. Now the overseer is to be above reproach, faithful to his wife, temperate, self-controlled, respectable, hospitable, able to teach, not given to drunkenness, not violent but gentle, not quarrelsome, not a lover of money. He must manage his own family well and see that his children obey him, and he must do so in a manner worthy of full respect. (If anyone does not know how to manage his own family, how can he take care of God’s church?) He must not be a recent convert, or he may become conceited and fall under the same judgment as the devil. He must also have a good reputation with outsiders, so that he will not fall into disgrace and into the devil’s trap. - 1 Timothy 3:1-7
Currently serving as elders:
Ken was born again on September 25, 1994. One of his favorite verses is 2 Corinthians 5:17, Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creation: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.
Becoming a Christian at the age of 45 created a pronounced change in Ken's life. As he continues to grow in Christ, Karen, his wife of 40+ years is a great help to him. Together, they have 3 children and 7 grandchildren.
John was saved by the grace of Jesus Christ while serving in the US Army in 1970. He began attending ACC in 1991. He was a career police officer with the Allen County police department and at the same time completed a military career in the Air Guard. He has been married to his wonderful wife Cindy since 1970, and they are currently enjoying retirement. The Lord blessed their marriage with two daughters and a son.
John was raised Catholic in Jackson, MI. He met and married Victoria Leininger in 1975. In 1981, despite being an unsaved alcoholic, John kept his promise to start attending church after the birth of their daughter, Sarah. Shortly thereafter he received the Lord in the presence of his wife. When the Lord saved John, he was not only saved from hell, but also from the addiction to alcohol. With a new strength, he went back to college and graduated as an electrical engineer. During their 40+ years of marriage, John and Vickie raised two daughters, Sarah and Valerie. They also have two grandchildren. John has served as an elder at all three C&MA churches they have attended.
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