Bill Johnson : Lead Pastor
Staff Equipper for the Spiritual Health Team, Adult Ministries Team, and Care Team
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“My Holy Calling is to be like Christ, to help others be like Christ, and to equip those who will help others be like Christ. Ezra and Nehemiah are my Old Testament heroes – Ezra because he obeyed and taught God’s Word and Nehemiah because he led God’s people well. John is my New Testament hero because he was committed to love like Jesus. My ministry passions are life-long spiritual formation, Christ-like leadership development, and releasing and equipping people to steward their spiritual gifting and holy calling. I am into racquetball, O-gauge electric trains, international travel, and hanging around the 11-acre pond in our backyard.”
Bill met Marla at Wheaton College and they married in 1978. They have three children: Christine and her husband Jeremy live in South Carolina. Sarah attends Ashland Theological Seminary, and Daniel attends Taylor University in Indiana.
BA – Wheaton College, 1976
MA in Counseling and Educational Psychology – University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1979
MA in Religion – Westminster Theological Seminary, 1982
MDiv – Westminster Theological Seminary, 1983
DMin in Spiritual Formation – Trinity Evangelical Divinity School, 2004
Bill served as solo pastor of the international church in Tegucigalpa Honduras; senior pastor of Crossroads Bible Church right next to the Panama Canal; Pastor of Leadership Development in Minneapolis; Pastor of Family Discipleship in Midland, MI; and began as Lead Pastor at Park Street Brethren Church in May 2009. Bill has taught as an adjunct professor in spiritual formation at Bethel Seminary and at Denver Seminary.
Cory Smith : Youth Ministry Director
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“I love to enjoy nature, music, and the wonders of the world that God created, but I experience His presence most in the complexity of life and interactions with other people. I love meeting people who think and live differently than I do, which partly fuels my pursuit of a calling into cross-cultural ministry (the other part is fueled by my joy in sharing the wonderful news of Christ’s love to people who have never even heard His name). I also really enjoy eating, sleeping, reading, and watching movies. They’re pretty swell activities.”
Cory graduated as a religion major from Ashland University. He has three roommates, but he is not married and has no children.
Sherry Van Duyne : Associate Pastor
Staff Equipper for Children’s Ministries & Family Discipleship
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“ I like to read, enjoy music, like to read, scrapbook our family memories, like to read, quilt, and did I say read?”
Sherry is married to Ken; their adult children are Christy and Jason Carmean with grandchildren Micaela, Alyssa and Josiah; Mindy and Mike McPherran with James and Audrey; Kenton and Tami Van Duyne with Kaden and Brooklyn. Her mother, Lois Barnhart, lives with them. They have two cats (one by choice and one by chance – he adopted them!)
Dolly (Dong Li) : Chinese Ministry Leader
“I am committed to sharing the Gospel message with the Chinese people. I have been working with Chinese speaking students at AU for the past 4 years.”
Dolly is graduating with her MDiv from Ashland Theological Seminary in June 2011. She lives in Ashland with her daughter, Feibi. Dolly’s husband teaches at a Christian seminary in China where Dolly studied before coming to Ashland. She partnered with another ATS alum in order to start a bible study in Ashland for native Chinese speakers. 2 years ago Ashland Agape Chinese Evangelical Church had their first service as a congregation.