Pastor Mark and Crystal have served in ministry for 24 years and have served as Lead Pastor of Christian Center for the past 6 years. Pastor Mark has earned a Master’s Degree in Ministry as well as a Doctorate of Ministry from Indiana Christian University. Crystal holds a Masters Degree in Ministry
Lee came to South Bend in 1991 to attend World Harvest Bible College and quickly discovered the ministry opportunities available at LeSEA. With a passion to reach the masses for Jesus, in 1994 he joined the LeSEA Publishing staff and has found a home making the Christ-centered teachings of Dr.
Lisa has been employed by LeSEA for several years, serving in various departments. She currently serves alongside her husband, Lee, at LeSEA Publishing where she functions as the primary print operator.
Cheryle earned a Standard Ministerial Diploma from Mt. Vernon Bible College, Ohio, and completed her Bachelor of Arts in Pastoral Theology with Indiana Christian University, Kokomo, IN. She and her husband, Dr. Roger Bates, pastored for over 30 years within the Great Lakes area with The International Foursquare Gospel Churches
Reverend Daniel P. Geer graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in Philosophy from Indiana University South Bend in 1990. In 2007, he earned a Master in Ministry degree from Bethel College and then a Master of Arts in Theological Studies in 2009, also from Bethel College.
Sue Geist, the Pastor of Counseling, is married to Bob Geist, and, together, they have four children and 14 grandchildren. Sue received a Masters in Ministry Counseling and a Masters in Clinical Counseling from Grace College in Winona Lake, IN. She is certified in Pastoral Counseling as well as Board
Scott and Dee Phenis have been involved in Children’s Ministry for 10 years and youth ministry for 23 years. They have three children: Chantel, Josh, and Breanna. Scott answered the call of God on his life in 1997 when he was burdened for the youth of his church. In 2003, Scott attended
Gary and his lovely wife, Robin, have four children and nine grandchildren. He has served in the ministry for many years in various capacities- as an ordained minister, worship leader, evangelist and teacher. Gary works closely with our publishing department, manages our bookstore, and is the event coordinator for our
Pastors John and Sonya Spencer have served together in many aspects of ministry in the church over the last 19 years. Pastor John holds a Masters of Biblical counseling and a Bachelors of Theology from Andersonville Theological Seminary. John and Sonya both hold degrees from IBC in Business Administration. Together
Tommy Ward has been a professional musician since the age of 17 and has led worship for the past 20 years. He and his Wife Lisa reside here in South Bend and have four children and six grandchildren. Besides leading worship Tommy also heads up our sound and media ministry and works