Staff and Elders
Growing up in Ethiopia as the son of missionary parents, Greg developed his commitment to Christ, his passion for the church, and his heart for people that have propelled him through a lifetime of Christian ministry.
Greg and his wife, Becky, raised their two daughters, planted churches, developed leaders, and led community development and famine-relief projects among the Maasai tribe of Kenya (1978-1997). As Director of Marketplace Ministries for CMFI (1997-2002), Greg developed partnerships, strategies, and teams to get Christian workers into places not open to traditional mission methods.
From 2002–2017, Greg served as Lead Pastor of Generations Christian Church in Trinity Florida. Just like in his missions career, Greg continued to connect people to Christ through multi-site worship services, community transformation, and global outreach.
Greg is a relational and visionary leader – always caring about people and always seeking to advance the kingdom of Christ – across the street and around the globe!
Mark joined the Antioch staff in 2015. He and his wife Erica have five children.
Mark received a Bachelor of Theology and a Bachelor of Biblical Literature from Ozark Christian College and a Master’s Degree in Leadership Studies from Cincinnati Christian University.
Mark loves listening to people’s stories and walking with them as they form the life-giving community Jesus continues to create!
After living for 33 years in the mountains, Chris decided to give flat land a shot and joined Antioch’s staff in August 2016.
He and his wife Liz have one daughter, Emerson. He earned a BS in Preaching and Bible from Kentucky Christian University and was awarded an MA in Theology from Pittsburgh Theological Seminary.
Chris spends his free time reading (a lot), trying to get caught up on laundry and never succeeding, listening to podcasts, discovering new music, and trying to find his new favorite food.
His mission here at Antioch is to help people become connected with an awesome church, encounter Jesus in a life-changing way, and forge a legacy of love and faith in their lives.
After graduating from Ozark Christian College and interning at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville, Kentucky, Luke and his wife Audrey moved to Marion in 2006. They have four children—Corban, Abigail, Moriah and Eden. Luke received his Master of Arts degree in Worship Studies from Lincoln Christian University in 2013. He enjoys playing his guitar, hunting, fishing, camping, playing with his kids and spending time with Audrey. Luke feels his mission would be complete if he could inspire people to live lives of worship!
Evan joined the Antioch staff in 2014. He and his wife Katie have two boys, Jedidiah and Kayden. Evan has a undergraduate degree in Biblical Literature with emphasis in youth ministry and family ministry from Ozark Christian College. Evan has been serving in youth ministry for over 20 years. In his free time Evan enjoys hanging with his family, hunting, running, cycling, and anything outdoors.
high school pastor
Aaron joined the staff in June of 2019. He and his wife Joanna have one son, Luke. Aaron graduated from Ozark Christian College with a degree in Music and Worship. He enjoys spending time with his family, playing guitar, board games, and disc golf.
campus facilities MANAGER
Fran joined the staff in May of 2014 after serving in a volunteer role for three years. He has been working with live stage productions for over 35 years and been in managerial roles for over 25. He is impassioned that God has given him the opportunity to use that experience to support the ministries of Antioch. Fran has been married to his wife Cherie for over 35 years and they have four children and two grandchildren. Fran and his wife Cherie also own the Skillet Cafe restaurant in Mount Vernon which Cherie now operates. In his spare time he loves to still cook and get out camping in the RV!
Beth joined the Antioch office team in December 2017 to provide administrative support to Pastor John. Originally from a suburb of Philadelphia, she graduated from Iowa State University with a B.S. in Genetics. She met the love of her life, Anh, at Iowa State University. Anh and Beth have two kids, Chloe and Liam. She loves all things administrative, including spreadsheets.
Kim has been an Administrative Assistant at Antioch since April of 2001. She has lived in the Cedar Rapids area most of her life. Kim and her husband, Bob, are members of Antioch and have two adult sons, Gabe (wife Sarah) and Nick (wife Aubree). She enjoys music, traveling, camping and kayaking, crafting, and spending time with her family and kitty, Patience.