Pastor Frank was born and raised in the Joplin and Webb City area. He earned a B.A. Degree in Accounting from Missouri Southern State College and is a Certified Public Accountant. He has considerable experience in the public accounting and banking industries. He is presently a bi-vocational pastor, making his mark on the logistics industry. In addition to his secular work experience, he has been laboring in the ministry for most of his adult life, serving the local church, the section, and the district. He has always been an avid student of the Bible, earning a M. A. Degree in Christian Ministry from Urshan School of Theology. He is passionate about growing an apostolic church in the Joplin community. In his free time, Pastor Frank enjoys attending auctions, golfing, the St. Louis Cardinals, and sneaking treats to the family bulldog, Ernie. He is happily married to Angie and is the proud father of Franklin and Ashley.
Angie is known to be a planner and organizer. She is active in every aspect of ministry at Joplin Peace including Administration, Worship, InReach, Education, Support, and OutReach. She is also involved in sectional and district wide ministries. However, she is most passionate about teaching new converts. She adores her husband, Frank, and she loves mothering her teenagers, Franklin III and Ashley. Her interests include history, scrapbooking, and her English Bulldog, Ernie.
Bishop and Eulah Buchanan currently serve as the Bishop of Joplin Peace. They were the founding minsters of our church and pastored Joplin Peace for 25 years. They were married in 1962 and have two children and five grandchildren. They continue to serve God in many ways every day. Fun fact: Bishop preached his first revival at the age of 16!
Ryan Gustason and his wife Teena have been married for over 24 years. Ryan retired from the military in 2015. They have three amazing sons and one beautiful daughter-in-law. Rev. Gustason received his local license to preach in 2007, his General License to preach in 2010, and is currently attending Urshan Graduate School of Theology where he is working on his Masters of Divinity Degree. Rev. Gustason and his wife Teena have a passion for teaching and are grateful to be a part of all that Jesus is doing for the Joplin area!
Sherry McDugle was born and raised in the Joplin area, with the exception of about six years when she was in North Carolina. Sherry and her family have been attending Joplin Peace for over 12 years. Sherry received her local ministers license in 2014. She has served as a Sunday School teacher, Ladies Ministry Director, and participates frequently in Platform Ministry. Sherry also has a degree in Surgical Technology from NEO A&M College in Miami, OK. She has been in the medical field for over 20 years. Sherry’s favorite hobby is attending to, and riding her horse. She also likes outdoor activities
Jeff Reppond is a widower who was born in California, but has spent most of his life in the Joplin area, except for a ten year stint in Wichita, Kansas. He enjoys his three remaining daughters, three granddaughters, and grandson. Jeff has a background in Inventory Control, Logistics, and many years in Shipping and Receiving. He is currently in the Shipping/Receiving and Stockrooms for Celltron , Inc. of Galena, Ks. Jeff has been a member of Joplin Peace for the past 9 years, where he has served as Youth/Sunday School teacher, Administrative Assistant, and is currently on the Church Board. Jeff is active in the Platform Ministry at Joplin Peace, as well as doing ministry work at a local Homeless shelter. Jeff has a heart for outreach to recovering addicts and the homeless.
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