Pastor Joy and her husband Steve have partnered in ministry for two decades in Ohio and now Illinois. They married in December 2002. Joy served 11 years as an associate at Maiden Lane Church of God in Springfield, OH, and then for 18 months as the interim senior pastor at Meadow Park Church in Columbus, Ohio. Her family moved to Mt Carmel in 2017. Steve and Joy facilitate marriage mentoring, care about ministry to the whole family, and they are burdened for the church to “be the body” in the world. Their son, Elijah, is a thriving young man headed to Indiana Wesleyan University to study electrical engineering and mathematics. Joy is a licensed and ordained minister of the Church of God (Anderson, Ind.) and holds a Masters degree from Anderson University School of Theology (2003).
Trey grew up here at Community Church of God, and was taught by his parents at the young age the importance of serving in the local church. He serves on the worship team, the Building and Facilities team, and he and his wife, Kelsey, are volunteers on the Kid’s Ministry team. Outside of the church, Trey and Kelsey run their family business, Maple Hill Restorations, along with Trey’s dad, Terry.
Jonathan grew up in Greeneville, TN in the shadow of the Appalachian Mountians. He was born into a family of ministers, and Jonathan would say that being with God’s people, The Church, has always been an important part of his life. Jonathan graduated with a bachelors of science in Christian Ministries from Mid-America Christian University in 2021 and he is currently working towards ordination with the Church of God in Illinois. Jonathan accepted a call to ministry at the age of 12 and since graduating high school in 2014 he has served The Church in the areas of missions (as a home missionary to the Lakota Sioux) children’s student’s, and worship ministries. Jonathan was called to Community Church of God as the Associate of Student and Family Ministries in June of 2021, and in November of 2021, he married the love of his life, Mahala. Jonathan and Mahala enjoy raising their two puppies, Riley and Casey, and serving the students of the Mt. Carmel community.