Senior Pastors Randy & Lisa Skidmore
As pastor of this fellowship, we have had a unique journey to get to where we are today. For the most part, Lisa, and I grew up here at Elston Family Church (formerly Elston Heights Baptist Church). In the mid-eighties, we surrendered to ministry and earned degrees in Religious Education and Music through Baylor University and Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary. Upon graduation, we stayed in the Central Texas area and served various churches and ministries. In the late nineties, God called us back to Indiana to eventually serve here at Elston. In 1999, taking on the ministry at Elston seemed like an impossible task! God was asking a “former Elston teen” of the seventies, to now take a handful of people twenty years later on a path of following the Holy Spirit and His leading, wherever and however He might lead. But today, we’ve done just that! What seems impossible with man, is possible with God! We are excited to see where the next decade of following the Spirit will take us! We are blessed to have our three children, spouses, and grandchildren grow with us in the journey too.
Children’s Pastors and Elders Gene & Diane Pfeifer
We came to the area in the mid 70’s to attend Purdue and have stayed ever since. We’ve enjoyed raising 7 children in that time span and are now blessed with 11 grandchildren. Gene has been a mechanic in the Agriculture industry and is currently a mechanic at the local John Deere industrial dealer. Diane has enjoyed being a stay at home mom and now that the kids are all grown is an associate at Wal-Mart. We are avid readers and frustrated gardeners! Our focus through much of our time at EFC has been in children’s ministry because we enjoy teaching the fundamentals of faith to children. It truly is a blessing to serve and fellowship with so many friendly people at EFC!
Celebrate Recovery Leaders Eric & Angela Hunt
We are grateful believers in Jesus Christ that have attended Elston Family Church for 5+ years with our three sons. We fell in love with the worship, biblical preaching and fellowship offered Sunday mornings and in family group. As our faith has grown and our biblical understanding has matured, Elston Family Church has launched our family into life-changing ministry through Celebrate Recovery.
Elders Joe & Beth Faulkner