Our Mission & Vision

We gather to honor the name of Jesus as God’s only Son and to be His hands and feet in a world He came to save.



Dr. Matt Crain serves as our Minister under the guidance of our Shepherds who watch over all who gather around us. He and Lucinda have been married 44 years and returned to serve here after interning at Carbondale while in college.


Shepherds (Elders)


David Hallsted


Don Sedwick 









Shepherds and Servants

The Bible has a lot to say about leadership and when the Apostle Paul began traveling back around to churches he had planted, he saw that local leadership was established.  The book of Acts describes these journeys and the letters that follow describe the outcome.  To the church at Philippi, Paul began his letter to this church, he addressed the “saints” including the “overseers and deacons.”  Other terms describe the work of overseers as pastoring and shepherding.  Deacons were always assigned areas of service because of their gifts and readiness to handle a specific task.  We value the shepherds and servants who lead at Carbondale!

Servants (Deacons)


Doyle Black


Carrel Hart


Michael Hollaway


Gene Yeats