Pastor & Staff

Paul Olson

Lead Pastor

My Family: My wife Denise and I have been married over 25 years and have 4 grown children and 5 grandchildren.

My Story: I was raised in a godly home and came to faith in Christ my junior year of high school. Graduated from The King’s College (NY) and received my MDiv from Denver Seminary. Over the years, I have served in various churches of various sizes. We have been in Chariton since September of 1990.

My Favorites: I am a life long, faithful New York Mets fan. My avocation is refereeing soccer. Also, I love my wife’s eggplant parmesan and enjoy my steaks medium-rare.

My Verse: Therefore, my beloved brothers, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that in the Lord your labor is not in vain. ~1 Corinthians 15:58

Shari DeBok

Office Administrator

My Story: I had a wonderful childhood. I lived in the same area where I live now, surrounded by family and friends. Now I do admit I got a little crazy from time to time in my life – made some really poor choices and suffered the consequences – but God gave me the gift of mercy through His Son Jesus, who set me free from sin! God put David in my life during my junior year of high school. He had always been my neighbor, my friend – now he’s my husband, my best friend, and my rock. Our life has been full of ups and downs, but we always had love and joy on our little farm on the prairie. We are blessed with three children (Ryan, Gayla, & Charles) who are all married and continue to add beautiful grandchildren to our extended family. This year marks 32 years since being diagnosed with Oseogenic Sarcoma (a bone forming cancer). This past December, I’ve been cancer free for 27 years! Sometimes life is hard, but God is so good! Each day is a gift.

My Favorites: Being with my grand babies, singing, playing the piano, antiquing, garage sales, tea parties, walks, gardening, cooking, Little House on the Prairie, Andy Griffith Show, Deal or No Deal, home movies, Jane Austin books, and my husband Dave.

My Verse: I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me. ~Philippians 4:13

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