Pastor/Elder Rich Cantrell
Pastor Rich’s passion is teaching the Word of God in a way that helps others see how it applies to our everyday lives… he sometimes refers to this concept as “blue-collar theology.”
After trusting Christ for salvation at the age of 10, Rich always dreamed of a life of ministry. Over the years while working as a plumber and then a high school teacher he served in various overseas missions as well as ministries at PSCC. Then almost out of nowhere God radically changed his course and called him to pastor PSCC—a great story, you should ask him about it sometime!
Two of his favorite Scriptures have provided a comforting reminder of God’s love, and a life-long challenge:
Romans 5:8, “But God demonstrates His own love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners, Christ died for us.”
Mark 8:34-35, “And He summoned the crowd with His disciples, and said to them, “If anyone wishes to come after Me, he must deny himself, and take up his cross and follow Me. For whoever wishes to save his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life for My sake and the gospel’s will save it.”
Pastor Rich has lived most of his life in Phoenix, AZ. He and his wife, Carly, have been married 13 years and have one daughter, Evelyn. He has been a member of PSCC since it’s inception over 25 years ago, and the senior pastor since 2010.
Pastor/Elder Ned Wright
Ned Wright served as a United States Marine stationed at Camp Lejuene, NC as a mechanized infantryman, in the “Shock Troop”. He is currently a commercial and custom home contractor. He has been married to his wife, Annemarie, for 25 years, and has three daughters: Michele, Breanna, and Kaylee.
One of Ned’s favorite Scriptures is John 10:10, in which Jesus explains the enemy’s plan for our life and God’s plan for our life, “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.” He also loves the story Jesus told about the prodigal son. He feels as though he has lived that life, and by God’s mercy and loving grace, he is home!
He desires PSCC to be a loving Christian environment where people can be real about their shortcomings and struggles – a place where people do not feel judged, but rather loved and encouraged toward a deeper love for God.
Nick & Stephanie Kersting, Vanderiro Vandik, and Penny McGinn
Penny McGinn grew up in a small town, Bluffton, OH, and was led to Christ at age 16 at a Campus Life Retreat. She moved to Phoenix in 1977, and began attending Paradise Springs in 1999. She was invited to work in the church office in 2003, she says serving the Lord in the body of Christ has helped her to draw closer to Him, while building lasting relationships within the body. She finds working as the church secretary a privilege and most rewarding.
Shawna VanDiepenbos & Charity Tibke: email at email@example.com
Brian Tibke, James Hall, Nick Kersting, and Tina Mitchell