Our Leadership


Seth Stearns- Associate/Youth Pastor

Graduate of Crossroads College in Rochester, MN. Married to Dennette. They have 2 children, Lucas and Emma...as well as a golden retriever named Ellie.  He has been in Youth Ministry for 13 years doing various roles: volunteer, part-time youth pastor, full -time youth pastor etc. His Favorite verse is Philippians 4:13 "you can do all things through Christ who gives you strength".  He loves to help with the songs during worship service while strumming his bass guitar. "I may not always hit the right note, but my heart is what God wants." 

His favorite thing about Youth Ministry, is when a junior higher/high schooler/college student finds their own belief and faith in God. In his spare time enjoys riding his bike, camping, playing with his kids, and watching movies with his wife.  You can be sure that any offer to "converse over coffee" will be readily accepted. 

Dennis Platt - Senior Pastor

 Born in the early 1960s into a preachers home, Dennis grew up mostly in Kansas and Missouri and decided early to pursue ministry as his life's endeavor.  He attended and graduated from Ozark Christian College in 1986 with a Bachelors Degree in Biblical Literature.  He has been married to Carla for 32 years and they have two girls, Emily and Stephanie, both grown.  Getting married was not the only thing that happened in 1983 as Dennis began preaching weekly, and has continued to do so in several ministries, including nearly 20 years at the Cedar Falls Church of Christ.  Dennis hobbies include buying and selling musical instruments, cars, or just about anything else he can fix up and turn over.  He and Carla enjoy camping, taking trips, and spending time with family and friends.  He also enjoys making others feel superior at Golf.   

Dennis is conservative politically and scripturally and believes that where the Bible speaks, we speak, and where the Bible is silent, we are silent (well, mostly silent).  He also believes that when God speaks in the Holy Scriptures, it needs to be paramount in our lives, and that God's grace is free and available to everyone. He knows from personal experience and certain tragedies that God's people and God's Kingdom are gifts from above that give aid and comfort in a time of need.  Dennis looks forward to sharing God's message to any who are ready to listen.