Stories

Stephanie Meads // Baptism Story

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"Hi, my name is Stephanie Meads, and I am a follower of Christ.  At this time last year, I was in a battle to save my life.  I have been through 12 surgeries in the last 17 years including 2 joint replacements. I was also diagnosed with severe osteoarthritis and chronic pain. ...

Ashley Varvel // Baptism Story

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Hi, my name is Ashley Varvel and I’m a grateful believer and follower of Jesus Christ. Let me tell you a little bit of my story.  I was born with a rare syndrome called TAR syndrome meaning I was born missing the radius bone in my arms. My parents decide for me that I would be...

Mark Reddy // Serving Story

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Hi, my name is Mark Reddy and my wife Tracey and I and our four daughters, Maddi, Tatum, Morgan, and Teegan attend Gathering point. Yep, 4 daughters! I'm that guy. The ex-high school and college football player who then coached football for almost 20 years with ALL daughters. Recently they...

Tammie Selvey // Baptism Story

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Meet Tammie... "My name is Tammie Selvey and I'm a grateful believer and follower of Jesus Christ. My parents got divorced when I was two. My sister and I were passed back and forth between parents and we finally ended up with our dad. I know that my parents did the best that they knew how...

Cassie Kirkton // Baptism Story

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My name is Cassie Kirkton and this is my story... I grew up in Christian home, was baptized as a baby and went to Church every Sunday & yet I didn't know Jesus. I knew of Him & somehow thought that was enough. When I was school age, I bullied & harassed a girl I didn't like and...

Matt McLain // Baptism Story

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Meet Matt... "Even though I spent a lot of time attending and serving in church growing up, including accepting Christ at a young age, my faith didn't really develop until I left home and started to attend Olivet. During my first year at ONU, my father became sick and that changed many of my...

Paul Mierkowski // Baptism Story

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Meet Paul... "I'm here today because I want to publicly declare I am a follower of Jesus. I'm getting baptized today because I have never been baptized. I grew up in a house of religious confusion, my mother was a Catholic, my father was atheist, my stepfather was Lutheran, and my grandparents...

Justin Selvey // Baptism Story

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Hi, I'm Justin Selvey. I'm a grateful believer and follower of Jesus Christ. I'm recovering from Alcohol and drugs. I'm a young man, born and raised out of Momence. Growing up as a kid I played many sports, got by through school and managed a lawn cutting business with the help of my parents...

Rod and Rachel McIntire // Serving Testimony

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Meet Rod and Rachel McIntire // Guest Services & Middle School Ministry Volunteers You’ll find Rod and Rachel ready to help you from behind the Next Step tables or Rod hanging out with 8th-grade boys at Middle School Ministry on Wednesday nights. We asked them to tell us their story...

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