Those among us who lead and minister

There are a number of roles found in Scripture that help the church to function as the body of Christ. Elders, also called overseers and shepherds (pastors), provide spiritual leadership and oversight in the local congregation. Deacons are selected to oversee the physical needs of the church. We have a full-time preacher who is continually engaged in preaching and teaching the Bible. In addition, several other members of our congregation volunteer in our teaching program (nursery to adult). While Christians serve in many capacities, the roles of elder, deacon, preacher, and teacher were specifically designed by the Lord for the building up of the body of Christ in love and good works.

  • Bill Boren - shepherd

    Favorite Scripture: I don't really have a favorite. But I do really appreciate these two:

    Ecclesiastes 3:1

    "There is an appointed time for everything. And there is a time for every event under heaven."

    Corinthians 13:13

    "But not faith, hope, love, abide these three; but the greatest of these is love."

    Spiritual Gifts: Showing mercy, Shepherding, Service, Empathy, Singing

    Interests and hobbies: Spending time with family and friends, listening to music, collecting Mt. Dew and Charlie Brown odds and ends, playing Dominoes (Mexican Train)
    and reading repair manuals.

    Movies: John Wayne movies, Fiddler on the Roof, Ben Hur, The Goonies, Back to the Future Series, Hunt for Red October, Down Periscope, Charlie Brown Movies and those with a good message.

    Background: I was born in a small town just south of Quincy. I became a member of the body at 16. I married a wonderful person that I'm proud to call my wife, have sweet two daughters and sons-in-law and a multi-talented son. I have been in the heating and air conditioning business for over 30 years. And in addition to my service as a Shepherd, I love to lead singing for the congregation.



  • Dan Shriver - Shepherd

    Favorite Scripture: 2 Peter 3:9

    "The Lord is not slow about His promise, as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing for any to perish but for all to come to repentance."

    Interests and hobbies: From a toddler I've played "farm." From sick loads of feeder cattle to land drainage and sculpting problems, I just love it when a plan comes together.

    Movies: Carol and I enjoy old t.v. episodes of Bob Newhart and other old series from our youth. 

    Books: I recently enjoyed "The Goal," a novel about a new plant manager's challenges and responses to situations and perceptions on the work flows in turning around a factory slated to close.

    Spiritual Background: I grew up in a religious environment, but at an early age I may have encouraged several Sunday school teachers to consider early retirement. As a father looking down on two little sleeping daughters, I had to confront religion versus the Gospel and make the toughest move of my life. 



  • Gene Willimann - Shepherd

    Favorite Scripture: Philippians 4:8

    "Finally, brethren, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is of good repute, if there is any excellence and if anything worthy of praise, dwell on these things."

    Spiritual Gifts: Teaching. I enjoy teaching.

    Interests and Hobbies: It is great watching our children and grand children grow. The hobby I enjoy most is working in my wood shop. I can get lost in there for hours.

    Movies: We go to very few movies. However, we do enjoy the Hallmark Channel on TV.

    Books: Human inerest stories, fictional or not are fun to read, nothing mushy though. Scenic accounts are fun to look at. I enjoy reading what others understand from scripture readings.

    Background: From an elementary student on, I wanted to be a teacher. I am forever indebted to my vocational agriculture and physics teachers who suggested I go to the University of Missouri after high school. I told them both that I couldn't afford to do so. However, the ag teacher simply told me to set the date during the summer of 1954 when he would take my brother and me to the university to enroll. Things worked out and I really appreciated their encouragement. I taught my first class of 5th and 6th graders in the fall of 1958. Of course, my wife and family have always been and continue to be the most important part of my earthly life.



  • Mark Stinnett - Preacher

    I remember the day in 7th grade when I knew that I wanted to be a teacher. I enjoyed learning and then sharing my experience with others. I was given the opportunity to assist my high school math teacher and was actually trusted to teach two of his classes when he was away for a day. I began teaching Bible classes before graduating from high school and I have never stopped since that time.

    I am very grateful for my college education at Harding University (Searcy, Ark.) where I received a B.A. in Bible and Religion. While there I gained tools for careful Bible study that continue to serve me today.

    Upon graduation, recognizing my immaturity, I continued my education at the University of Missouri, Columbia were I earned a Teaching Certificate in Secondary Mathematics. I taught in the public school system in Missouri for eight years (Clark County Jr. High in Kahoka and Lewis & Clark Middle School in Jefferson City). To insure that my wife could stay home with the children, I left the classroom and began working for the district's technology support department where I held several positions over the next twelve years. (One of my primary tasks was teaching technology to teachers and staff.)

    Having taught Bible classes and filled in preaching on a regular basis for 20 years, I was excited to began preaching full-time in 2007 for the Ellisville Church of Christ in Ellisville, Missouri. I began preaching for the Church of Christ in Quincy, Illinois in 2014.

    I married the former Kristin Winget of Jefferson City, Missouri in 1981 and with her help have reared five wonderful daughters: Jessica (and Josh) Ward and grandchildren Leila, Amelia, and John Caleb, in Little Rock, Arkansas; Hannah, in Aprilia, Italy; Katherine, Little Rock; Abigail at Harding University; and Emily, high school senior. I have a truly wonderful wife and family who are all strong in the Lord.

    My hobbies include hiking with 'Cami' (my camera) on or off trail, fishing, collecting coins, and BBQ. (In the right crowd I'll admit to being a sci-fi movie fan.) I love to listen to the Good News Singers from Harding Univ., especially the years in which Katherine sang with the group. I enjoy a variety of other Christian music as well as a number of secular artists including: Mannheim Steamroller, Yanni, Enya, David Arkenstone, John Tesh, Ray Lynch and even an occasional Lindsey Sterling.

    Life is not without challenges, but I have it really good. At the right time God opened the door for me to preach and teach His word full-time and I love what I do. Almost every day I find deeper meaning in the Scriptures and I often learn something new. How exciting it is to share and encourage others through the Scriptures where all the answers are found. It is my passion to share God's word with believers and unbelievers alike. 

    One verse of Scripture is etched into my mind to remind me of our Great God and my place...at His feet:

         But to this one I will look,

         To him who is humble and contrite of spirit,

         And who trembles at My word.

                                                     --Isaiah 66:2

Our Deacons

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  • Jeremy Garman

    Technology

    Small Groups

  • George Heightman

    Benevolence

    Physical Plant

  • Gary Isleib - Treasurer

    Missions

    Finance

  • Doug Willimann

    Finance