Our Mission & Vision

Mission

“Knowing and Growing in Christ”
The mission of Agape Christian Church is to help people come to know Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord and grow in relationship to Him

VisionAgape Christian Church will devote the resources God has given us, growing mature disciples of Jesus Christ, to reach our community with the Gospel.
 

Leadership Team:

Our leadership team recognizes the authority of God, and realizes that we are shepherds who serve under the Chief Shepherd, Jesus Christ. We desire to devote ourselves to prayer and to the ministry of the Word.
Our passion and goal is to equip the believers for the work of the ministry until we all attain maturity in the fullness of Christ.

IMG_1018Dr. Rod Nielsen, Senior Minister

As the primary teaching pastor, Pastor Rod has a passion for carefully unpacking the truths of Scripture. Rod earned a Doctor of Ministry degree from Grace Theological Seminary, a M.A. from Lincoln Christian Seminary, and a B.A. and A.A. from Minnesota Bible College. He is married to Lisa and they have two grown daughters, Rachel (Keith) Cutcliff and Bethany (Levi) Deaton. His grandson, Malachi (Cutcliff), brings much joy and happiness to the family and he enjoys loving on him every chance he gets. 

IMG_1024Ben Crostreet, Associate Minister

 Ben is a graduate of Lincoln Christian University. He earned a Masters of Religious Education degree, B.A. Christian Spiritual Formation and is currently working on a M.A. Organizational Leadership degree. Ben is married to Beth and they have three children, Addyson, Hunter and Mae.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

IMG_1004Jacquie Smith, Children’s Education Director

Jacquie provides direction and oversight for the entire Kingdom Kids ministry at ACC (infant-5th grade). She works closely with volunteers and provides them with an easy and fun curriculum that incorporates Bible stories, activities, crafts into a full faith based experience for children. Jacquie holds a bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Indiana Wesleyan University and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Indiana University South Bend. Jacquie is married to Kyle and they have three children, Mason, Teresa and Eliana.
Theresa Cadwell, Secretary
Theresa joined our staff in 2013. She is married to Garrett and they have three children, Brianna, Bryce and Brayden. You can find Theresa on Sunday mornings with a smile and ready to help you in any way she can.
 
                                                                  
Erika Burger, Building Caretaker
Erika serves through preparation, cleaning and
keeping our facility ready for the next ministry experience. She is married to Jon and they have three children, Abby, Marlee and Resse.
 
 
 
 
 
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Dick Brown, Building & Ground Keeper