Aaron Rose

Lead Pastor

Family: Wife Tara & Kids Makenna, Kaleb & Payton

Most influential person: My wife, my parents & my children

What inspires you: Seeing someone conquer their struggles

Hidden talents: Dabble in singing, eating chicken wings

Little known fact: I believe napping should be a sport


Book: The Bible & Visioneering By Andy Stanley

Movie: Shawshank Redemption

Restaurant: Cheddars

Food: Chicken wings

Drink: Coffee

Music: Worship music

Childhood memory: The presence of my parents. They never missed anything

Bible verse: Romans 8:38-39  For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Terry Garrett

Assistant Pastor

Family: Wife Meagan & Children Grace, Gavin & Gillian

Most influential person: Heath McCoy

What inspires you: Watching people start to become the person God called them to be

Hidden talents: Make awesome omelette

Little known fact: I can’t stand Mick Jagger


Book: Wild at Heart

Movie: Tombstone

Restaurant: Texas De Brazil

Food: Steak

Drink: Arnold Palmer

Music: Worship, 80’s Hair bands

Childhood memory: Playing little league baseball

Bible verse: Romans 5:7-8  7For scarcely for a righteous man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man someone would even dare to die. 8But God demonstrates His own love towards us, in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Jim Streib

Assistant Pastor


Family: Wife Missie & Children: Julie, Josh, Caleb, Cheznee, Tyler, Bryce, Maleigha, Malachi, & Alicia

Most influential person: Smith Wigglesworth

What inspires you: Servant Leaders – Teaching Leaders

Hidden talents: Playing guitar

Little known fact: I like A&M football almost as much as OSU


Book: Wild Goose By Mark Batterson

Movie: Tombstone

Restaurant: Texas De Brazil

Food: Chinese, Italian

Drink: Coffee – more specifically Starbucks

Music: Big Daddy Weave

Childhood memory: Spending time with grandparents

Bible verse: Proverbs 4:23 Above all else, guard your heart, for everything you do flows from it.

Kate Deschner

Executive Pastor

Family: Husband Jimmy & Children: Lexie, Russell & Kallie

Most influential person: My parents & Aaron Rose

What inspires you: Creating new things and building teams

Hidden talents: Playing bass & crocheting

Little known fact: I can’t stand the feeling of cotton balls


Book: All In By Mark Batterson

Movie: Field of Dreams

Restaurant: BD’s Mongolian Grill

Food: Steak, Mexican & Seafood

Drink: Mt. Dew & Gatorade Frost: Glacier Cherry

Music: Worship & Country

Childhood memory: Watching storms as a family on our front porch

Bible verse: 2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!

Zechariah Dobbin

Worship Pastor

Family: Beautiful wife Megan

Most influential person:  My Dad: he was someone who had a true heart for God and was true example of how to be a husband, father, and pastor.

What inspires you: Knowing that I can make a difference in someone’s life.

Hidden talents: I can do great impersonations.

Little known fact: I was born in Rapid City, South Dakota.


Book: Any auto biography on our founding fathers.

Movie: Dances with Wolves, Apollo 13, Forest Gump, Anything Star Wars….. I love movies!

Restaurant: Mitchell’s Steakhouse

Food: Steak, Seafood, Anything but Mexican food.

Drink: Strawberry Lemonade

Music: The Beatles

Childhood memory: Going to Virginia Beach with my family.

Bible verse: Psalm 51:10-12 : Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  Case me not away from thy presence and take not thy Holy Spirit from me.  Restore unto thee the joy of thine salvation and renew a right spirit within me.

Jeff Robertson

Site Pastor

Family: Wife: Teresa & Kids: Sarah & Allen

Most influential person: Dr. Kinlaw

What inspires you: Love

Hidden talents: MMA, machining metals, outdoor survival

Little known fact: I love flowers


Book: The Bible

Movie: The Notebook

Restaurant: Mexican

Food: Fish

Drink: Water

Music: K-Love

Childhood memory: Fishing & hunting with my dad

Bible verse: Matthew 22:36-40 (NIV)   36 “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” 37 Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ 38 This is the first and greatest commandment. 39 And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ 40 All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.”

El & Donna Akuchie

Intercessory Prayer Pastor

Family: Wife Donna & Our Children: Ruthie, Julianna, Joy, Naomi & Chuky

Husband El & Our Children: Ruthie, Julianna, Joy, Naomi & Chuky

Most influential person: Jesus and My Father Chukwezi, My husband

What inspires you: Being on the mission field and praying in the spirit. People who overcome by the power of God

Hidden talents: Whistling, Cook, play piano, love people

Little known fact: Allergic to chocolateI have three babies in heaven


Book: The Andrew Murray Collection. Redeeming Love By Francine Rivers

Movie: Angels in the Outfield. God’s Not Dead

Restaurant: Ryan’s & Der Dutchman, Der Dutchman

Food: Fufu, fried rice & sweet potato, All food

Drink: Water and OJ. I love tea parties

Music: Gospel & Classical, Praise & Worship

Childhood memory: My brothers, Moses and Aaron, and I did not believe our father was handling a situation in a biblical manner. We stood up against our father, and he was shocked at our bold, courageous act. He froze for some minutes and then walked away. He never engaged in that behavior again, because he heard the truth of God’s word from his sons.

Sitting on my mom’s lap watching the unrest of the 60’s while she told me underneath our skin, we are all the same.

Bible verse: Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Psalms 91:1 Whoever dwells in the shelter of the Most High will rest in the shadow of the Almighty.