Minister

 

Bob Stevens

Hometown                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Rushville, Indiana
What he likes best about working at Allensburg                                                                                                                                                                             The generous, caring, and friendly attitudes of the people here.
Ministry/Professional background                                                                                                                                                                                            Bob has preached for congregations in West Virginia, Indiana, Oklahoma, and Ohio. He has served the last 35 years at Allensburg. He served as a member of the Lynchburg-Clay Board of Education for over 17 years. Over the years Bob has organized or participated in mission trips to Jamaica, Grenada, and Zimbabwe.
Favorite Bible verse                                                                                                                                                      Ephesians 3:20 (The Message) God can do anything, you know—far more than you could ever imagine or guess or request in your wildest dreams! He does it not by pushing us around but by working within us, his Spirit deeply and gently within us.
Favorite book (besides the Bible)                                                                                                                                           In the Grip of Grace by Max Lucado
Family Bob and his wife Dianna met while students at Johnson Bible College in 1969 and were married in 1971. Dianna is involved in the church’s ministry as a pianist for worship services and as a teacher of young children. Bob and Dianna have two children, Lisa and Todd. Lisa and her husband Hannum have three children, Will, Josie, and Ethan. Todd and his wife Gwen have two sons, Austin and Tyler.
Favorite sport, sport team or boardgame                                                                                                                  Basketball to watch and golf to play; Tennessee Lady Vols, Duke, and Oklahoma; Monopoly
Hidden talent                                                                                                                                                                                                                      amateur auto mechanic

 

Youth Minister

 

 
 

Elders

 

Jim Pierson

Hometown
Lynchburg, Ohio
 
What do you like best about the Allensburg Church
The friendly people who are just like family.
 
Ministry/Professional background
Served as a deacon and elder, taught in junior church and adult Bible school class
 
Favorite Bible verse
John 3:16 and Acts 2:38
 
Favorite book (besides the Bible)
Cook books
 
Family
Wife – Barbara; Sons and Daughters-in-law – John and Dianne, Mike and Kathy, Randy and Sandy, Mark and Sunita; and 18
grandchildren and 14 great-grandchildren
 
Favorite sport, sports team or game
Baseball – Reds and Basketball – University of Cincinnati and Ohio State
 
Hidden talent
Very much hidden

 

Dennis West

 

 

Gary West

Hometown                                                                                                                                                                                                                            Lynchburg, Ohio
What he likes best about Allensburg                                                                                                                                   Family atmosphere, focus on Christian living.
Occupation                                                                                                                                                                                                                          Retired public educator
Favorite Bible verse                                                                                                                                                           Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight. (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Mary
Favorite sport, sport team or boardgame                                                                                                                             basketball and baseball
Hidden talent                                                                                                                                                                           none

 

Deacons

 

Bob Griffith

Hometown                                                                                                                                                                                                                      Pricetown, Ohio
What he likes best about Allensburg                                                                                                                                                                                                                 A very giving and caring congregation. A friendly and enjoyable place to worship. Always willing to meet a need.
Occupation                                                                                                                                                                                                                       Salesman – welding supplies
Favorite Bible verse                                                                                                                                                              For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith and this is not of yourselves (Ephesians 2:8)
Family                                                                                                                                                                                                                                     Bob and his wife Joyce have been married for 36 years. They have three children, Josh, Erin, and Kate. Josh and his wife Meghan have two children, Tylar and Camden. Erin and her husband David have two children, Nolan and Isabel. Kate is single and lives in Florida.
Favorite sport, sports team, or boardgame                                                                                                                          Cycling and watching college basketball.
Hidden talent                                                                                                                                                                            Bicycle mechanic
 
 
Randy Pierson
Hometown                                                                                                                                                                   Lynchburg, Ohio
 
What do you like best about Allensburg                                                                                                                               The family atmosphere
 
Ministry/Professional background Randy and his wife, Sandy, have been members for over 30 years and have helped with various activities such as junior church and Bible school. Randy has worked for over 30 years for the Federal government.
 
Favorite Bible verse                                                                                                                                                                 Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant,  does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails; but if there are gifts of prophecy, they will be done away; if there are tongues, they will cease; if there is knowledge, it will be done away. (1 Corinthians 13:4-8)
 
Family                                                                                                                                                                                 Randy has been married to Sandy for 29 years and they have a son, Wes, and a daughter, Samantha.
 
Favorite sport, sports team, or boardgame                                                                                                                       Reds, Bengals, OSU football and UC basketball and any team playing against UK in basketball.
 
 
Bob McFarland
 
Jim Simmons
 
 
Chris West
 
Hometown
Lynchburg, Ohio
 
What do you like best about the Allensburg Church
This congregation has a real caring and concern not only for the church and our congregation but also for our community and the world thru the support of missions.
 
Ministry/Professional background
Baptized 1989. Ministry Attended Allensburg for past aproximately. 20 years. On church board for aproximately 17 years. Served in Junior Church and helped with youth activities. Professional Technical Service at Siemens for Large Electric Motors
 
Favorite Bible verse
Mark 10:27 Jesus looked at them and said, “With man this is impossible, but not with God; all things are possible with God.”
 
Favorite book (besides the Bible)
A Christmas Carol (Charles Dickens) Reason for this book. It is never too late to change for the better.
 
Family
Wife: Janet Married 1986 Daughter: Alyssa Walker and Husband James Son: Matthew West and Wife Taylor Son: Alan West
 
Favorite sport, sports team or game
Favorite Sport Basketball, Soccer Sports team: Kentucky Wildcats Basketball
 
Hidden talent
Wood working
 
 
 
Ryan West