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 verseEphesians 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 board game
Basketball to watch and golf to play; Tennessee Lady Vols, Duke, and Oklahoma; Monopoly
Hidden talent
amateur auto mechani
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Youth Minister

 

Eric Nease

Hometown
Lakeside Park, Kentucky

Ministry/Professional background
Eric has previously served as a Children’s Minister in Dry Ridge, Kentucky. He graduated from Cincinnati Bible Seminary in 2014
Favorite Bible verse
Philippians 2:5-11:
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: Who, being in very nature God, did not consider equality with God something to be used to His own advantage; rather, He made Himself nothing by taking the very nature of a servant, being made in human likeness. And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself by becoming obedient to death—even death on a cross! Therefore God exalted Him to the highest place and gave Him the name that is above every name, that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth, and every tongue confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.
Family
Eric and his wife Tiffany have been married since 2012.  They have two children, Samuel and Sadie.
Favorite sports teams
Cincinnati Reds
Cincinnati Bengals
anyone who plays against the St. Louis Cardinals, New York Yankees, Pittsburgh Steelers or New England Patriots
 

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 board game
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 board game
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 board game
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 approximately. 20 years. On church board for approximately 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