About The Pastor
John trusted in Jesus when he was young and was baptized in 1992. He married his wife Heidi in 2002 and they have one daughter named Lynneah. In 2006, John was licensed and ordained and in 2013 he graduated with a Masters Degree in Theological Studies from Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary. John had served as a youth pastor at West Greeley Baptist Church for the past twelve years. He also served at Dare 2 Share Ministries for seven years as a ministry advocate and sales manager while being the youth pastor. John loves coaching adults in the area of evangelism. He, also, in his free time enjoys his hobby of Lego building!
Meet The Staff
Gerry McFarling Music Minister
I count it a privilege to minister using the gifts God has blessed me with in leading Worship through the music program at our Church. Together with a very talented group of musicians we strive to Glorify God through music. Music gives us the ability to expand our expression of Worship to God beyond mere spoken words. All through scripture we see Gods’ people singing their praises to Him and we follow their example. If I asked you to think about your favorite song, I imagine you could tell me the words. Music allows us to internalize Gods’ Word and bring it into all facets of our lives. Come Worship with us and “make a joyful noise unto the Lord”.
Nancy Nettles Administrative Assistant
I have been a member of Living Grace Baptist (West Greeley Baptist) since 1992. I have been working in the church office since May 2000. I consider myself the Chief Information Officer, Ministerial Support and sometimes the Comic Relief. I graduated from CSU in 1983 with a degree in technical journalism. I see how God has led me to this position; in high school my aptitude tests placed me high in business and administration (in spite of my lofty scientific ambitions). In college I produced the newsletter and worked in the office of the campus ministry I belonged to, and I was often teased about becoming a church secretary! God definitely had his plans for me to be here! I’ve been married to David Nettles since 1985; we have two daughters, Barbara and Debbie, both wonderful young women with a heart for Jesus and serving others. Besides working in the office I have served on many different committees, taught several different age groups, coordinated Vacation Bible School and worked with the women’s ministry of Living Grace.
Our Core Values and Beliefs
1 Timothy 2:1-4 (NIV)
"I urge, then, first of all, that requests, prayers, intercession and thanksgiving be made for everyone--for kings and all those in authority, that we may live peaceful and quiet lives in all godliness and holiness. This is good, and pleases God our Savior, who wants all men to be saved and to come to a knowledge of the truth."
Just Do It
Psalm 15 (NIV)
"LORD, who may dwell in your sanctuary? Who may live on your holy hill? He whose walk is blameless and who does what is righteous, who speaks the truth from his heart and has no slander on his tongue, who does his neighbor no wrong and casts no slur on his fellowman, who despises a vile man but honors those who fear the LORD, who keeps his oath even when it hurts, who lends his money without usury and does not accept a bribe against the innocent. He who does these things will never be shaken."
1 Peter 5:1-7 (NIV)
"To the elders among you, I appeal as a fellow elder, a witness of Christ's sufferings and one who also will share in the glory to be revealed: Be shepherds of God's flock that is under your care, serving as overseers--not because you must, but because you are willing, as God wants you to be; not greedy for money, but eager to serve; not lording it over those entrusted to you, but being examples to the flock. And when the Chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the crown of glory that will never fade away. Young men, in the same way be submissive to those who are older. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, "God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble." Humble yourselves, therefore, under God's mighty hand, that he may lift you up in due time. Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you."
Make it Better
Like 6:12-13 (NIV)
"One of those days Jesus went out to a mountainside to pray, and spent the night praying to God. When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles."