Senior Pastor: Dennis Langford
As a young man, I grew up in the home of a local church pastor. My participation in the church wasn’t always optional. My parents strongly believed in church attendance. My three siblings and I had no choice but to comply with their wishes. While I did not raise my own children with the same demands, I have come to appreciate my heritage from my parents. It was during this time as a child that biblical foundations were formed in me through teaching, relationships, and fellowship with God’s people. Prayer was always a part of my growing up years and I am deeply indebted to my mother and my dad for instilling in me the necessity of prayer. I have learned through their example and practice that prayer is always appropriate in any setting. Though they did not know this in their lifetime, I have used the acronym PUSH (pray until something happens) in the face of many challenges with great success and victory. They Pushed many victories through by never ceasing to pray.
Director of Ministries and Music Ministry Leader: Sharon Langford
Serving my Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ and being a laborer in ‘His Kingdom Work’ has been foremost in my life for 50-plus years. The Holy Spirit led me to a saving relationship with Jesus when I was a child at Linden Church of God. I have always loved the church, loved the Bible, loved Gospel music, loved family, friends, and the family of God, and loved serving in ministry! The Lord has blessed me with a godly husband who shares these joys with me! Together, we have been in full-time ministry since 1974.
Our home is a haven to Dennis and me and we continue to make many wonderful memories with our immediate family (Randy and Joy, Cabe, Micah, Zachary; Jeremy and Marla, Benjamin, and Carter) as well as extended family. In addition to my family and church responsibilities, I am also a licensed educator with Kindermusik International and have my own Kindermusik business locally.
I enjoy connecting with people and sharing love and encouragement as I have the opportunity. I live life with an eternal perspective. I enjoy the daily journey of “trying to make the most of every opportunity” and at the same time I BELIEVE ‘the BEST is yet to come’!
Women’s Ministry Leader: Sharon Langford
Sharon has ministered as a pastor’s wife for over 50 years. Her lifetime of experience is the keystone of her leadership abilities. Her lifestyle is an example before others of a life lived in a relationship with the Lord Jesus on a daily basis. She has a heart for women to be able to grow in their own personal relationship with the Lord and find their place in the Body of Christ.
Prayer Ministry lEADERS: Molly McKINLEY AND SHARON yUTZY
Molly and Sharon are fervent in the calling to pray. They both desire to obey the Lord of God to intercede for the local and international Body of Christ. They are leading the prayer team into a deeper walk with the Lord through repentance and fellowship with the Bible and prayer.
“caring for others”mission’s Ministry and Church Secretary: Dianne Frank
Dianne counts it a blessing to have the opportunity to help others. “This ministry belongs to the Lord, I am just a willing vessel for Him to use”.
Kingdom Life Children’s Ministry Leader: Kathy Jones
Kathy and her puppets share the Gospel with us each Sunday morning. She believes in leading the children to a greater relationship with Jesus. She uses puppets, clay crafting, flannel boards, and participation games to relate the story of the Bible to our children.
Kathy and Charlie (left)
Adult L.I.F.E.R Leader: Linda Creech
Linda Creech, an ordained minister of the Gospel, leads our Wednesday night L.I.F.E.R. group. Her thorough research and study in the Word of God is shown clearly in her teaching style. Her walk with the Lord gives her great spiritual insights into what God has for us today. She continually challenges the class to dig deeper into the the Truths of the Word.