Senior Pastor Ron Kelly
Although I was not raised as a Christian, my mother required me to attend Peoria Junior Academy as a young teenager. This encounter put my feet on the path of life. Through Adventist schools God gave me my life calling, a wonderful friendship in my wife, Collene, and the joy of being a part of the family of God. I am eternally gratefully to the Seventh-day Adventist Church and the myriad of dedicated members who believe that everybody ought to know who Jesus is. I believe in a cross-generational approach to ministry, the power of the out-of-doors to shape lives, and the freedom of obedience to God’s law. Maranatha!
Assistant Pastor Dennis Page
I didn’t grow up in a Christian home and have since tried to fill the void in my life only to find that money, years of selfish and destructive lifestyle, or military training could not elevate or satisfy the soul. God, in His mercy, arrested my downward spiral to utter ruin and hopelessness to lead me to a Biblical understanding of the truth and His church. What drastic change in lifestyle and purposes! Through the years God has opened various opportunities for me to share my testimony to many churches, prisons, and schools, here and abroad. God has blessed me with a wonderful wife and best friend, Melody, who shares with me the desire to live for God and share with others this good news of His transforming love. It prompted us to attend Mission College of Evangelism to further train for His glory. We both received diplomas in Applied Ministries and I went on to further study under their Pastoral Ministry program. Being able to serve at Village Church has blessed us with so many opportunities for service and growth, which we are profoundly grateful for. It is our hope to invite and encourage as many as possible to be ready for Christ’s soon return. Yes, come Lord Jesus.
Assistant Pastor Michael Kusarawana
Born in Zimbabwe, I was raised in an Adventist family, but was not fully committed until I was nineteen years old. I graduated from Gweru Polytechnic College (Zimbabwe) in 2013 with a business major in Human Resources Management. During my college years, I sensed God’s calling to ministry, which led me to pursue a double major in Lifestyle Education and Theology, at Hartland Institute in Virginia. Having been exposed to technology at a young age, I also pursued web development and digital marketing on the side, to complement my ministry. My measure of success is a soul won for Christ. The Village SDA church family has contributed extensively to my growth and has presented me with opportunities to minister both locally and abroad. It is my greatest desire to meet all, whom I come in contact with, in the Kingdom of Heaven.