In 1997, I was called to Logansport, Indiana. My wife Sheryl and I, along with our baby daughter Lauren moved to Logansport with much trepidation. During the first Wednesday night service with the youth group we discovered we were right where God wanted us to be. A year and a half later, in February of 1999, we were elected as Lead Pastors for the best congregation in the Assemblies of God fellowship. As a young man of 28 years old I stepped into the outer limits in a realm of its own. In the last 9 years we have welcomed a new son to our family, Logan, a large expansion of an 1100 seat sanctuary to our building, and decreases and increases, as the word promises, with births and deaths of loved ones. I find myself now with less hair, more pounds, and an unexplainable love for the congregation of Life Gate Church.
Steve & Crystal Ferris
My wife Crystal & I are so thrilled to be able to be the Children's Pastors here in wonderful Logansport. God has blessed us to be able to bring over 20 yrs. experience in Kids & family ministry to Life Gate & we are excited as we look at the future of ministry here in Indiana! We have been blessed with 3 wonderful boys & look forward to raising them in this great city & awesome church! I truly believe that our mission here is to lead families to Jesus & to stand beside parents in the grounding & spiritual training of their kids. When we are not doing ministry, I enjoy going to Starbucks, playing golf, watching sports & cheering on my Pittsburgh Steelers, St. Louis Cardinals & San Antonio Spurs. My wife likes to spend time scrapbooking, reading & spending time with the family. We have enjoyed making so many friendships over the years & are truly looking forward to becoming part of the fabric that makes this wonderful church so great & to serving the community God has brought us to for many years to come!
Josh & Ashlee Mullin
STUDENT MINISTRIES PASTORS
Josh grew up in neigboring Carroll County, graduated from Delphi Community High School, and received a Bachelor's Degree in History from Evangel University. While at Evangel, Josh met his now wife, Ashlee. Their passion for student ministry began in 2011, serving as Middle School Youth Pastors in Greeley, Colorado. Their journey has proven to be anything but boring. In just a few short years, they have continued to serve in student ministry, managed to remember to feed their four legged child Yankee, and have been blessed with two gifts from heaven, their daughters, Adlee and Elcee. Josh and Ashlee love serving the families of Life Gate (although they are slightly partial to the adolescent aged crowd). And, although it's often difficult to imagine, they know that the best is yet to come.
I am bilingual, speaking fluent English and Bettiaism. I am the mother of four children and a wife to my beloved husband Trent. My duties include answering the telephone, answering the telephone(we have two lines), preparing the weekly bulletin, arranging pastor’s schedule, answering my cell phone, and starting my diet every Monday. In my spare time I talk on the phone, text on my phone, spend time with my family and friends, and enjoy the company of our 3 dogs (Max, Brandy, Bridget).
After 14 years in the banking/business world, God’s plan for me changed. I now work part time as the business administrator at Life Gate Church. My responsibilities are paying the bills, counting the offering, and keeping the Pastors in line. I have been attending Life Gate Church since I was 4 years old. I met my husband, Kyle in the youth group. I have been blessed with 2 beautiful children Ryan and Emma. I am who I am today because of the people in this church pouring their lives into me.