Associate Pastor for Congregational Visitation
Pastor Bob is a native of the Boston area, where he inherited and cultivated an affection for all local sports teams, especially The Sox! His undergraduate degree is from Eastern Nazarene College, Wollaston, MA, where he majored in philosophy and religion. He earned a Master of Divinity degree from Princeton Theological Seminary in 1979. Bob is married to the love of his life, and together they have four children and five grandchildren. “Life can be tough, at times, but God is good!”
John Leon Lewis
Minister of Sacred Music
It is easy to enumerate a person’s gifts and the work he has performed. The list here is long because John Leon Lewis’ gifts are numerous. He is comfortable using many styles of music in ministry and introducing new things while retaining the old. John is a very skilled singer and pianist and is great at coaching choirs into producing a quality choir sound. He has extensive experience in recording and studio work and is able to direct large and small choral groups, conduct orchestras and praise bands.
Bobby was called into ministry at the age of 21. He plays bass, acoustic and electric guitar and leads worship vocally. His calling began with training young men and women to use their God-given gifts to bring glory to God! He realized the true passion he had for encouraging and training others to use their gifts and expanded his ministry in the church to adults and children as well! He has two children.
Ryan Lokkesmoe [pronounced lox-mō] grew up in Carrollton, Texas where he met his wife, Ashley, at their church youth group. They were married in 2006 and then lived for five years in Boston and Denver while Ryan was in grad school. They have two kids, Luke (10) and Nora (7).
Ryan has been a pastor for 11+ years. He earned his PhD in New Testament at the University of Denver and his Master’s degree at Gordon-Conwell Theological Seminary. He teaches as an adjunct professor at The Bible Seminary and is the author of several books:
- Paul and His Team: What the Early Church Can Teach Us About Leadership and Influence (Moody Publishers)
- 16 Bible Studies for Your Small Group (Bethany House Publishers)
- Small Groups Made Easy (Bethany House Publishers)
- Blurry: Bringing Clarity to the Bible (CLC Publications)
- Finding Onesimus: Recovering the Story of a First-Century Fugitive Slave (PhD dissertation, University of Denver).
Ryan is a musician and he loves to read (especially history, theology and classic literature). More than anything, he enjoys spending time with his family.