Into His Marvelous Light Home Bible Study

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Verse of the Day
Theology Of Work
  • Pouring our lives into God’s king­dom means working through the creation and redemption that belong to the advancin……
    February 24, 2020, 7:02 AM
  • Hebrews moves from providing examples of faithful saints to pro­viding challenges for the people of its own day.……
    February 21, 2020, 12:07 PM
  • If we are to realize the faith God has given us, we have to work in the midst of the tension between God’s promise……
    February 20, 2020, 9:23 AM
Pastor and Pastor's Secretary

John and Lisa Koonce

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Pastor and Sis. Koonce have been leading our assembly since May 1994. Bro. Koonce served as Associate Pastor from 1980 to 1992. Served as interim Pastor 1992-94. He is the son of Bishop Bob Koonce and the late Sis. Eileen Koonce. Sis.Lisa Koonce is the daughter of the late Marlon Nunamaker and Sis. Peggy Schiller of Gibson City.

Bro. and Sis. Koonce were married Nov. 8, 1986 and have 4 incredible children; Tina (Aaron Sparling), Bethanne (Scott Hedding), John (Courtney) and Gail (David Crouch). They are also the proud grandparents of Logan Alexander Sparling, Bryce Allen Sparling, Trevor Andrew Sparling, Amanda Marie Hedding, Carter Joseph Crouch, Mackenzie Anne Crouch and Elijah David Jonathon Hedding. Needless to say Pastor and Sis. Lisa are proud and happy for God's blessings in their family.

Jesus wonderfully filled Pastor Koonce with the Holy Ghost in 1970. He was baptized in the lovely name of Jesus the same year. He served as Sunday school teacher of the Jr. and teen classes, as Youth leader for many years, as van driver with bus routes in Gibson City, Forrest and Fisher, IL and as Sunday school supt. and Associate Pastor for 14 years before being voted in as Pastor.

Sis. Lisa was baptized in Champaign in 1979 and filled with the Holy Ghost in GC in 1982. She serves as Sunday school superintendant, Ladies Aux. leader, as well as the many duties she performs as Church Pastor's secretary. She truly is a jewel of all trades as so many of our members require so much assistance from her. Sis. Lisa is an amazing organizer and the ladies of the Church adore her. We have a wonderful ladies group.  

All of their children have been baptized in Jesus name and all have received the Holy Ghost.