Patti and Everett Harpole –
Pastor Patti and Pastor Everett are a clergy couple who have a passion for people and a vision to see the church grow in new ways. They enjoy preaching together, making worship a time to get to know God personally, with some unique ways of bringing scripture to life. Traveling extensively in the Middle East, the Harpole’s have journeyed through: Israel, Jordan, Greece, Turkey, Egypt and Italy to bring with them fresh understandings of Biblical teachings. They often say that the Bible has become their “pop-up” book, “once you have traveled to the Middle East you can see the pages of your Bible come alive.”
Outreach to the community is the focal point of their ministry together. Pastor Patti has taken youth and adults on over 20 mission trips throughout the United States as well as supporting many UMC missions globally. Both work together to create unique community ministries like community centers and after school programs. Everett supports many missions personally and is most willing to get others involved. Their desire is to be kingdom builders with area churches who want to serve their community jointly.
For fun, Patti and Everett both ride Harleys and enjoy taking new adventures to places unknown. Everett loves to fish, trap shoot and you might be able to twist his arm to go bird hunting. Patti is a foodie, and loves to cook all types of food. She once wanted to be a chef, but God had another plan. She also loves playing with paper and yarn.
Serving God in the everyday with people they meet, their vision for church is that everyone who walks through our doors will feel the love and hope of living a faith filled life. “It’s all about what God is doing in our lives through Jesus Christ.”