Jeff Jontz

I grew up in a Christian home, my family attended the E-Free church in our local town. While having many opportunities to attend Christian concerts, church camps, and many services, God’s Word was poured into me. When I was 7 years old God was convicting me of my sins in my life and my need of a savior. As explained in … For by grace you have been saved through faith, and not of yourselves it is the gift of…

Mark Curtis

I grew up in a non-Christian home. My parents never attended church or talked about God. I lived what most people would call a normal life. I lived for myself. I met and began dating my now wife, Donna, in 1982. My wife’s family was very different from mine. They attended church regularly. It did not take long for Donna and I to figure out that we wanted to spend our lives together. Leading up to our marriage, we spent…
Deacon, Youth Leaders

Joe & Liz Gambrel

I (Liz) was very fortunate to have grown up in a God fearing home. When I was eight years old I attended a Jr Girls camp and heard a message about heaven and hell and how Christ died on the cross for sinners just like me. It was then that I decided I didn’t want to spend eternity in hell and asked Christ into my heart to wipe clean my sins. As a teenager I walked away from Christ, but…
Deacon, Nursery Admin

Nick & Amanda Carter

Amanda I grew up in a small Iowa town.  I was raised in a loving and supportive family, and we went to church on a weekly basis.  I participated in all of the required activities and traditions that my church told me I needed to do in order to be in God’s favor (infant baptism, first communion, confirmation, and frequent reconciliation).  Even though I worked hard to be a good kid and participated in all of my church’s activities, looking back, I was living to…

Dan Carleton

I was raised in a Christian home and trusted Jesus as my Savior when I was six years old. I was listening to the preacher saying that I was a sinner and needed to ask Jesus to forgive me of my sin and believe that Jesus died on the cross and rose from the dead. I knew that I needed Jesus and asked Him that night to come live in my heart. I was later baptised and wanted to show…