We are a friendly group. Our humble leaders have been volunteering in their communities for many years, and they bring with them the ability to lead, to inspire and to care for the needy without condescension or hidden agendas.
With over 50 years of volunteer experience among them, our leaders provide Lebanon Christian Church with the inspiration and direction to keep it going and growing.
After graduating from Great Lakes Christian College in 1978, Dennis was ordained to the Christian ministry and began his first full-time preaching ministry that same year. Dennis began serving as the preaching pastor at Lebanon Church in 1993.
Dennis is married to the love of his life Dawn; they have two children, three grandchildren, and a grand-dog named Winston. Dennis is a fan of the Dallas Cowboys, the Chicago Cubs, and the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. He likes a good cup of coffee as long as it’s not Starbucks!
Dennis is amazed every day at the grace of God working in his life.
Donna West is the administrative assistant for our church office. She has been a member of Lebanon Christian Church for 60 years and assistant for 26 years as a substitute and full time. When you call the church office, Donna’s pleasant, friendly voice will greet you. She keeps the office running smoothly and provides administrative support for the rest of the staff. Donna and her husband Bobby have been married for 57years and have a daughter, Lisa; two grandchildren, Michael and Chelsea; and 3 great-grandchildren, Sofia, Giuseppe and Giovanni. Donna enjoys spending time with family especially with her grandchildren and great-grandchildren, visits to the beautiful Virginiamountains, and “puzzle night” (Fridays) with her sister. She loves to cook and decorate for holidays. Her favorite Bible verse is John 3:16.
Karen’s passion for teaching children in church began when her family was young, and her husband was stationed at various military bases throughout the world. Some of the churches where they worshipped did not have any children’s programming, so Karen volunteered to develop programs geared especially for children. Karen and her husband Audy have been members of Lebanon Church twice during Audy’s military career and have continued to live in the area and serve here at Lebanon for a total of 28 years. She directed the Music Makers children’s program and is active in the music and drama ministries of the church. In her current role as Children’s Director, Karen oversees the children’s Sunday School classes, Junior Church, and Vacation Bible School. Karen and her husband have three children, Emily, Jason, and Kelly, and nine grandchildren. In her spare time, Karen enjoys being with her family, sewing, crafting, walking, biking, traveling, and enjoying a beautiful