Leadership Team

 
Senior Pastor: John & Gloria Rhodes
     John & Gloria, have been Senior Pastors of Messenger Church since January, 1989. Their desire, as Pastors, is to touch the St. Louis area and beyond with the message of a loving Savior. They firmly believe the church holds the key to the needs of man. Pastor & Gloria, have been involved in ministry for fifty plus years, reaching not only this nation, but many other nations of the world. Their vision is for Messenger Church to continue to be a light to their surrounding communities and through it’s Outreach Ministries impact the lives of those God directs them to. This, they believe, will occur as they encounter the presence of God moving in their services whether at MC or wherever God directs them to minister.
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Associate Pastor: Troy & Lisa Wood
     Pastor Troy, has been the Associate Pastor of MC for the past sixteen years. All who come into the services are definitely blessed with the sincerity they can feel coming from his heart as he leads everyone into the presence of God with his ministry of song. Also, his heartfelt desire to see people live a life of happiness and success in their families is evident as he interacts with all who request his time. Come and be blessed as Pastor Troy leads you into an intimate time in the presence of the Lord. You will know you have been with the Master once you have experienced this time of worship. Connect with Pastor Troy & Lisa @
 
 
 
Youth & Young Adults Pastor: Alex & Krystie Rhodes
     Alex & Krystie, are PK’s…they have been in and around church their whole lives.  Within each of them is a strong passion to the see the students of MC grow in their relationship with Jesus.  They feel  doing this will give them a heads-up on what life offers them.  To accomplish their vision they offer a broad ministry that creates an atmosphere of not only fun and fellowship but also help students  develop and grow spiritually, emotionally and socially.     
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Children’s Pastor: Melinda Fredrick
     MC KIDS is a ministry that endeavors to reach the hearts of all of our children. Melinda, along with her staff, weekly endeavor to involve all the children in areas of ministry that will not only be fun and entertaining but will bless and encourage them in the now and also give them a sure foundation for their future. Your children will want to be a part of this great ministry!! Connect with Pastor Melinda @… 
                                                               OutReach Pastor: Mike & Sheri Johnson
     This ministry reaches beyond the doors of MC and touches the lives of people in the inner-city environment. Whether homeless or families in dire need we endeavor to be a life-line to them spiritually, physically and emotionally. This Outreach Ministry involves: weekly pick-up for church services….monthly Church On The Street…. and special Holiday Services with gifts given to lighten up their lives and leach know they are loved.
 
Office Manager: Teresa Haun
     Teresa, is an integral part of the Ministries of MC. Along with being the office manager she is also the Department Secretary which demands the need of working closely with all Ministry Departments in the church. Along with these duties she is the first person you talk to when contacting our ministry. You will find her very helpful in directing you to your needed area of ministry. Feel free to call MC and speak with Teresa if you have any questions concerning our ministries. Contact: thaun@messengerchurch.com
Women’s Ministry Director: Gloria Rhodes
     The Women’s Ministry of MC is a vital ministry of MC. It encompasses several areas of ministry that touches the women of the church. With their various endeavors they bring hope and connection to the lives of many.
 
Men’s Ministry Director: David Woods
     David, has been involved in the Men’s Ministry for a number of years. He has a deep desire to see all the men who enter our doors become involved in all elements of the church. For more info. concerning this ministry you may call or contacts us.
Prison Ministry Directors: Porter & Carolyn Lancaster
     This ministry sends Bibles and Bible Lessons to prisoners in various prison systems upon request. MC Prison Ministry not only places the Word of God in the hands of those who are hungry for His Word but also disciples them in the needed areas of their Spiritual life. We feel this will not only be of value to them during their time in prison but will also strengthen them to make decisions that will better equip them to acclimate back into public life as productive citizens.
 
Hospitality Ministry Directors: Jeff & Pam Lacava
     Jeff & Pam have a heart for those who are new to MC. They reach out to each first time visitor on Sunday morning and endeavor to make them feel welcomed. We want everyone to know you are loved and wanted at MC.
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JoAnn Johnson, MCS & WCDC Director.
     Messenger Christian School & Wee Care Daycare are vital parts in the ministry of MC. Our desire is to not only offer Christian based care for children and a Christian based education to those in the school (ABeka curriculum), but to also be a Christ like resource to the families that are a partof this ministry. For more info. call 636-343-2255 ext 11. Contact: jjohnson@messengerwc.com
 
Couples Ministry Directors:  Tim & Tammy Miner – Steve & Carolyn Baker
     The Couples Ministry of MC plays a vital part in Connecting our families together.   Couples are offered various opportunities throughout the year to bond together in life-long relationships.  The opportunities include spiritual, emotional and social activities that encourage and lead them in needed areas of family life.   The Miners & Bakers have a passion & deep desire to see all MC couples connect and grow in all areas of their marriage and family.    
Singles Ministry Director: Sandra Smith
     This ministry reaches the singles of MC in various age groups. Corinne endeavors to involve them in monthly fellowships that gives each one an opportunity to become connected to others who they can relate to.
 Senior Ministry Directors: Vernon & Betty Tinker
     The ‘Forever Young’ ministry reaches seniors, not only at MC, but from other areas in the St. Louis vicinity. It is a ministry that touches the hearts of many but also gives each one an opportunity to remain connected with what is going on in the church NOW. Seniors are not a part of the church of yesterday but are an integral part of the church TODAY. You will find that Vernon & Betty have a tremendous desire to see this group  blessed and encouraged and will do whatever it takes to see it happen.
Prayer Ministry Director:  Sherry Blair
      MC believes in prayer!  We offer a 24 hour Prayer Ministry under the direction of Sherry Blair.  Sherry, is a person that believes in the power of Prayer.  For any and all  request you may call 314-602-2706 within a matter of minutes a group of Prayer Warriors will take your request into the throne room of God and in faith believe that your needs shall be met.  All calls are confidential within the Prayer Ministry.