Dr. Tom Barnes
Tom, a pastor for over three decades, is married to his best friend, Karen. They have three children: Melissa and her husband, David, live in Kansas with their daughters, Blaire and Bree, and their son, Brooks; Meagan and her husband, Jioni Reliford, live in Colorado with their sons, Jayden and Macklon; and Jeff lives in Nebraska. Tom has authored seven books: Living In The Hope Of Future Glory (2005, Evangelical Press); Atonement Matters (2008, Evangelical Press); Every Word Counts (2010, Evangelical Press); and A Matter Of Life Or Death (2015, Evangelical Press), God Rules Over All (2018, Evangelical Press), An Antidote to Division (2018, Evangelical Press), and Divine Sovereignty and Human Choice (2018, Evangelical Press). Tom writes regularly on his blog, The Joyful Follower, which can be found at: thejoyfulfollower.blogspot.com.
Lige has served with us as Pastor of Family Ministries since 2010. Previously, he worked in various trades from a construction worker to the Vice President of a local manufacturing company. While in those varied careers, Lige could be found assisting and leading youth through the local Fellowship of Christian Athletes huddle. Time spent in that ministry sparked his desire to work with students full time. Lige loves to help students see and understand what it means to be a true follower of Jesus Christ. He has been married to the love of his youth, Dusty, for seventeen years and together they have five beautiful children ranging in age from eight to seventeen years old.