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Russ Kennedy

 


Devon Berry

 


Greg Cook

 

 

Pastor Russ Kennedy, B.A., M.A.

 
Russ was born and reared in the Belgian Congo. He received his B.A. from Tennessee Temple University in Chattanooga, Tennessee and his MA in Theology from International Seminary. He is a certified Biblical Counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors.  

He has ministered in Christian schools and churches in Ohio and Illinois. He founded and served as teaching pastor in an International church in West Germany.  He is presently Pastor for Preaching and Counseling at the Clearcreek Chapel. He is Executive Director of Chapel Ministries International and owner of The Excalibix Group, an international software, quality assurance and business consulting firm.

Russ is married to Esther Kennedy and they have three grown children, Cheri, Nathan and Hilary. 

 

 Dr. Devon Berry, PhD, RN

 
Devon was born in Toledo, Ohio on July 10, 1973 to Christian parents of four children who later grew to eight over the next 5 years. Most of his formative years were spent in southern Michigan where his family lived on a small farm. He was saved at the age of 7 during a backyard Bible club hosted by his mother. His family moved to Fort Wayne, Indiana where he spent his high school years before attending college at Cedarville University in 1991. He graduated with a degree in nursing from Cedarville in 1995 and then earned his Master of Science in nursing degree at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, OH. In 1999 he married Beth and began teaching nursing at Cedarville University that fall. From 2001-2003, he took a sabbatical from Cedarville and moved to Seattle, WA to pursue a PhD in nursing at the University of Washington.

Returning to Ohio in the fall of 2003, he resumed his teaching duties at Cedarville University and has recently completed his dissertation earning a PhD in nursing. He is now a research professor at the University of Cincinnati. His current ministry at the Chapel includes occasional door greeting duties, nursery work, and oversight of the youth ministry. He serves as the Chairman of the Clearcreek Chapel Elders.  

Mr. Greg Cook, B.A., ACBC Certified

Greg was born in Canton, Ohio on September 19, 1952 to Christian parents. He was reared in San Jose, California and in Dayton, Ohio. He graduated from Kettering Fairmont High School in 1970. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree from Faith Baptist Bible College in Ankeny, Iowa in 1982 with majors in Sacred Music and Bible and a minor in Christian Education in the Local Church.

He served on the staff of the college from 1982-1985. He returned to the Dayton area and worked as a programmer for Reynolds and Reynolds before starting his own financial planning company in 1987. He has been working since 1989 through American Express Financial Advisors now AmeriPrise as a Certified Financial Planner practitioner.

Greg has served as an Elder/Pastor at Clearcreek Chapel heading up the counseling ministries until health issues necessitated his stepping down for a season. God has graciously restored him and he is now serving as the Director of the Chapel Counseling Center,  a counselor and instructor. Greg is a Level II ACBC Certified counselor.

 

 Pastor Tim Pasma, B.A., M. Div

 
Tim is pastor of LaRue Baptist Church. He is an ACBC Fellow and Certified Counselor. He has extensive pastoral and counseling experience. He has taught a number of very profitable workshops at the annual ACBC Conference.

 

 

 Pastor Jim Koerber, M. Div

Jim is Elder/Pastor for Expository Preaching at New Covenant Life Church, Blanchester, Ohio. He is ACBC Certified and serves as an adjunct counselor in the Chapel Counseling Center. He is completing his Doctor of Ministry in Counseling at Westminster Seminary.

 

 

 

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