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.

Vision: Agape 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.

Ben Crostreet, Senior Minister

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



Taylor O’heran, Associate Minister

Taylor is passionate about youth, children, and non-believers finding then learning about the truth and love of Jesus. He has experience in youth and outreach ministries and is currently attending Johnson University for a bachelors in ministry leadership. He is married to Cynthia they have four children Lonnie, Brayden, Levi, and Scarlet. His life verse is 1 Chronicles 16:24. He is excited for God given opportunities at Agape!



Theresa Cadwell, Children’s Education Director
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.
Desarae Metheny, Executive Assistant
Desarae joined our staff in 2021. She is married to Patrick Metheny and they have three children. Let her know if you have any Questions or concerns.
Cassie Lipscomb, Youth Group Leader 
Cassie joined our staff in 2018. Cassie has a passion for teens in service locally and with mission experiences.
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Ted Phillips, Building & Ground Keeper
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.