MEET OUR STAFF

John Scally

Lead Pastor

Education: BA in "Church Ministries" with a Youth Emphasis from Maranatha Baptist University.

Family: Tami (Wife), Zachary (Son), Hope (Daughter), Victoria (Daughter)
Interests: Red Wings Hockey, Michigan Football, Pizza & Pepsi
Spiritual: Reach the greater Flint area for Jesus Christ by equipping our people in the Gospel!

Brandon Robertson

Campus Director -

Grand Blanc Campus

Education: Bachelor’s in Business Administration majoring in Sports Management from Northwood University 

Family: Sarah (Wife), Paisley (Daughter) 
Interests: Michigan State sports, Dr. Pepper.
Spiritual: I desire to help lead and equip others to be servants of our Awesome God and to share the love of Jesus Christ wherever He may lead us. 

Ross Martello

Youth Pastor

Education: Bachelor of Science in Youth Ministry and Minor in Greek from Cornerstone University.

Family: Laura (Wife), Allie (Daughter), Erin (Daughter).
Interests: I love sports of any type both playing and watching. I also like to dabble in computers and have built my own desktop, which means I am still a PC guy (Sorry Mac). I also love to try new food, play board games and watch movies.
Spiritual: I desire to see teens pattern their lives after Jesus by developing a true relationship with Him and mature in that relationship as they move toward adulthood.  Also there is nothing more exciting than seeing a teen come to accept Jesus as Lord of his life and then go out and spread that love to their friends!

Kyle Wendel

Connection Pastor

Family: Jessica (Wife), Amelia (Daughter), Lina (Daughter), Nico (Son).
Interests: Sports, Pizza, Star Wars, Hiking, & Spending time with family
Spiritual: I want to serve God in any way that I can. I love seeing people come to know Jesus and get passionate about Him.

Matt Hatton

Children's Pastor

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Biblical/Theological Studies from Liberty University.

Family: Morgan (Wife), Charlotte (Daughter), Luke (Son)
Interests: Fishing, hunting, hiking, backpacking, camping, biking, dirt-biking, disc golf, golf, as well as many other outdoor activities.
Spiritual: I desire to see God glorified in our duty to make disciples who make disciples. Through sharing the Gospel of Christ, baptism, and teaching of the Word I love to be a part of discipleship coming full circle in the lives of people of all ages and nations.

Sam Kraut

Worship Director

Family: Aubree (Wife), Ethan (Son), Shawn (Son)

Interests: Family game time, Movies, Music
Spiritual: Creatively pointing others to experience God through the many forms of worship: music, prayer, scripture, and passionate expression. (Colossians 3:16-17)

Christina Cain

Women's Ministry Director

Family: Scott (Husband), Michelle (Daughter), Thomas (Son), Matthew (Son), Rocky (Son), Taylor (Daughter) 

 

Interests: Kayaking, hiking, gardening, biking and spending time with family.

 

Spiritual: My heart’s desire is to love and serve Jesus in my everyday walk and embrace the opportunity to be used by God. I love sharing life and God's word with others.

Manning Brown

Operations Pastor

Education: Bachelor of Arts in Telecommunications, Michigan State University; Master of Education in Training and Development. Pennsylvania State University; Master of Military Operational Arts and Sciences, Air University

Family: Jennifer (Wife), two sons, two daughters-in-law, two grandchildren
Interests: Snowmobiles, ATVs, boating, travel, history
Spiritual: Living my faith through personal growth, engagement, teaching, preaching, and serving. Seeing God at work in all circumstances. (2 Chronicles 16:9a)

Karrie Nealis

Office Manager

Family: Brent (Husband), Hailey (Daughter), Joseph (Son), Jeremy (Son)

Interests: Baking, decorating, spending time with my family and watching the Detroit Tigers.
Spiritual: I love to watch the Lord transform lives. I love letting people know that they are truly loved by an amazing God!

Sarah Robertson

Assistant Office Manager

Family: Brandon (Husband), Paisley (Daughter)
Interests: Traveling, hiking, photography, and animals.
Spiritual: I love seeing Jesus using ordinary people like you and me to accomplish His mission.

Hannah Jentzen

Facilities

Family: Jeremy (Husband), Judah (Son), Llewyn (Son)

Interests: Music, Photography, Crafting! 
Spiritual:  Whether small behind the scenes or out front speaking to thousands. Make every moment count. 

"whatever you do, do it all for the glory of God."

1 Corinthians 10:31b

Desirae Schwabauer

Facilities

Family: Eric (Husband), Ava (Daughter), Payton (Son), Mia (Daughter), Mason (Son), Lea (Daughter)
Interests: Painting, baking, music, spending time outside (when it’s warm) spending time with my family.
Spiritual:  I enjoy serving in the ministry of helps.  (1 Peter 4:10)

Josh Groce

Video Director

Family: Kristy (Wife), Jordyn (Daughter), Josh (Son), Garrett (Son), Graden (Son)

Interests: Michigan State (#GoGreen!), family, learning anything new, cooking.
Spiritual: To show the world that no matter how far you feel from God, He can bring you out of your mess and use you for His purpose.