Leadership

Leadership

Ultimately, Christ is the head of the church.  Through the scriptures, we are given directives to help the local church body be organized and effective to complete the mission of reaching the lost and growing the saved.  Looking to get involved?  Talk to somebody below to point you in the right direction.

Ministry Staff

The Church of Christ at Logansport has hired ministerial staff to equip the members of the church to grow in faith, reach out to the surrounding community, and be prepared to do the good works that God has prepared the church to do.  Get to know a bit about our ministers here.

Jeff Strite
Minister
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In addition to his preaching duties, Jeff enjoys singing and dressing up as the Bible characters whose stories he’s telling.  He enjoys reading mystery and war novels while browsing trivia for useful tidbits in his sermons.  Jeff’s favorite movie is the Avengers and he enjoys a broad variety of music from bluegrass to classical.  Hearing his mother read Bible stories then live them out in her own life was an early influence in his Christian walk, while being captivated by his home church preacher brought about a craving to preach himself.  Ephesians 2:10, “For we are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works which God prepared for us in advance,” is a motivational verse for Jeff.  One of Jeff’s favorite memories of serving at the Church of Christ at Logansport stems from thieves getting caught after breaking into the church.  He and the youth minister resolved to pray for the young men, seeking an opportunity to witness to them.  The thieves called from jail to apologize and seek forgiveness the very next day.  This led to Bible studies and one of them receiving Christ in baptism.

Scott Jewell
Family Minister
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Scott enjoys time with his family and connecting with people on Facebook.  He usually listens to K-Love but on the occasions the station won’t tune in listens to the pop station.  He enjoys books and movies that are full of suspense or challenge people to grow in their faith.  Scott grew up in the church, influenced by his parents’ dedication to the Lord.  He is motivated in service by Romans 10:14-15.  Scott and his family joined our congregation in June of 2015 and have found it to be a very encouraging place, welcoming to all who wish to be part of a family in faith.

Gregory Peck
Children's Minister
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Greg likes to go out with his wife, watch sporting events on TV, and play with their puppy, Dolly.  In addition to Bible reading, he enjoys books by Max Lucado.  Some of Greg’s favorite movies include the various renditions of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol and he likes to listen to contemporary Christian music.  Greg first learned about Jesus from his older brother.  His favorite scripture is Proverbs 3:5-6, “Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.  In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He will make straight your paths.”  Greg enjoys leading the JAM program for our children as it is a blessing to him to see the children “get it.”  He also has fond memories of getting to play the shoe maker in a Christmas musical at the church.

Jose Onate
Hispanic Minister
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Jose leads the Iglesia de Cristo en Logansport. He also enjoys it when he has the opportunity to travel.  He likes to read books about history.  His favorite movies include older Disney movies such as Mulan, Cinderella, and Lion King.  For music, he enjoys the Christian music by groups such as Marcos with Inspiraracion and Vino Nuevo (New Wine).  It was an old friend named Teodora Vital who influenced Jose for Christ.  His favorite passage of scripture is found in Daniel 2.  Jose appreciates how the elders, evangelist, and deacons have worked together to demonstrate the biblical model of leadership as it differs from the denominational world.

Elders

Following the New Testament example of elders overseeing Christ-led congregations, the Church of Christ at Logansport has a group of elders who have demonstrated lives that meet the qualifications given in 1 Timothy 3:1-7 and Titus 1:5-9.  These elders are charged with the oversight of the spiritual health and direction of the church.

Don Allison
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Don enjoys reading his Bible and playing computer chess.  His favorite movie is Dudley Do Right and he likes to listen to gospel music.  It was his parents who influenced him to follow Christ.  Don’s favorite verse from the Bible is Psalm 51:10- Create in me a clean heart, O God, and renew a right spirit within me.  It has been his pleasure to be with the church from its beginning and watch the Lord grow the congregation from the minister and three families to what it has become today.

Jim Bowman
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Jim likes to go fishing and browse flea markets.  He enjoys spending time in the Word, from which his favorite verses include John 3:16 and John 11:35.  Jim likes to listen to Christian music as well as classic country and bluegrass.  His wife and kids have been a major influence on his walk with Christ.  Jim especially appreciates seeing the church family love and care for one another here at the Church of Christ at Logansport.

Dave Broad
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Dave has been a photography enthusiast since childhood.  He also dabbles in collecting coins, stamps, and marbles.  He likes spending time outdoors hunting, fishing, boating, and camping while maintaining the equipment needed for those activities.  Dave regularly has woodworking projects he’s completing at home.  When it comes to reading, he typically is simultaneously reading multiple books, usually related to counseling or Bible study mixing in historical non-fiction.  Some of Dave’s favorite music includes southern gospel, praise and worship as well as classical, jazz, and blues, as long as the lyrics are understandable and edifying.  His parents and grandparents, along with camp mentors like Dave McSpadden and Ken Idleman, influenced him as he began to follow Christ.  Ephesians 2:10-18 is a passage that has always intrigued Dave, beginning with the idea that “We are His workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand that we should walk in them.”  Dave’s favorite memory of the Church of Christ at Logansport is the open, non-judgmental initial greeting given him by Bill Risen, “My name’s Bill- I guess you know yours- we are happy to see you today.”  It’s Dave’s goal to ensure you receive the same type of welcome for years to come.

Dave Marks
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Dave enjoys getting outdoors, especially hiking and camping.  He also spends time with woodworking projects.  He enjoys reading non-fictional works such as Unbroken, We Were Soldiers Once and Young, and Seabiscuit.  Dave’s favorite movie is Hitch and he likes listening to Christian as wells as country and 60s music.  His parents were a big influence on his decision to follow Christ and he’s inspired by John 1:1-18.  Dave fondly remembers his first Sunday at the Church of Christ at Logansport, when Jerry Saltsman was the minister.  They were able to bond with people from the church at a fellowship dinner at the Overholser family farm.

Deacons

The role of deacon (servant) is first found in Acts 6 as men were selected to organize the distribution of food to the widows.  Qualifications for this role of serving the church are found in 1 Timothy 3:8-13.

Mark Cotner
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Charlie Goudy
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Wayne Landes
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Dave Larimore
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Larry Phillips 
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