Pastor Fred grew up as a preacher's kid, living in Ohio, Wyoming, and Colorado, where his dad pastored Nazarene churches. At age 12 he took guitar lessons, leading to a passion for singing songs for God. He and Cheryl met while playing Christian music together in a band in Denver, Colorado. They have been married 42 years, and have 3 adult sons involved in ministry across the country and 5 grandchildren.
Fred and Cheryl came to us in 2006 after 20 years of ministry in Iowa. Each Sunday you will sense Fred's love of leading people in worship, and declaring the Bible in messages that help people connect God's Truth to their lives. Fred's passion is to see lives changed by the power of God. He is praying for revival in America, and feels called to help mentor the next generation of pastors.
In his free time, Fred enjoys golf (high score wins!), and he collects cars -Matchbox and Hot Wheels (they only cost $1 each.
As Associate Pastor, JoAnn oversees many different areas in the church, including the Children’s Department and First Impressions Ministry. JoAnn yearns for people to connect with God and to know how much He loves them personally and unconditionally. She loves being a part of something bigger than herself.
JoAnn is a homegrown Valley Citian, who married the love of her life, Roger, 41 years ago. Together they have 4 adult children. Other than God and Roger, her favorite things are hiking, gardening, absorbing sunshine, traveling to visit their out of state children, and family time.