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Kansas Expressway Church of Christ


Elders
Jerry Sullins

Jerry R. Sullins became an elder at K.E. in 2006 and is currently the director of the Bible Institute of Missouri in Springfield, MO. He enjoys fishing and spending time with family.

His wife, Edith is the librarian at the Bible Institute. They have three daughters and one son: Tara Sullins; Rachel Sullins; Laurie Macy, and Ray Sullins and wife, Cindy, all of Springfield. Their son, Ray is the minister for the Kansas Expressway Church of Christ. Jerry Edith spent several years in Africa where Jerry was the director of the Botswana Zambia School of Biblical Studies.

Jerry also, is the Supervisor of two Preacher Training Schools in Africa located in Zambia and Uganda. He has been a preacher for five congregations in the U.S. for a period of 20 years. The Sullins lived in Africa for a period of almost 20 years in three African countries to plant churches and establish full-time preacher training schools.

Jerry and his wife Edith have been married since 1962 and have been blessed with 4 children, 10 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.

David Fielder

David Fielder has been a member of the Lord’s church since 1971 and became an elder in 2019. David has preached and taught high school and college classes, as well as presenting Wednesday night devotionals. He has taught at marriage seminars and enjoys bringing the stories and lessons from the Bible alive to the young people at Happy Hollow Bible Camp each year.

He graduated from Drury University and the University of Missouri-Columbia School of Law. He served as Editor in Chief of the Missouri Law Review. David has practiced law in Springfield since 1987 and is a Member of Lowther-Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC. He has also served as a deputy of the Greene County Sheriff’s Office since 1993, presently assigned to the Criminal Investigations Division.

David and his wife, Julie, married in 1992 and have two children, and one grandson: Hannah and her husband Robbie Kirkland of Republic and their son, Carter, and John Fielder of Springfield.

Julie is a homemaker and has worked part-time since 2012 as the secretary for the church and is a teacher for the Sunday morning 3rd and 4th grade bible class.

David enjoys all things outdoors – especially hunting, shooting, and hiking. Most of all, he treasures spending time with his family.

John Sanders

John Sanders dedicated his life to the Lord and was added to the Lord’s church in 1989. He became an elder in 2023.

He has taught Bible classes for the middle school, high school, and college classes. He has preached and taught classes in the mission field of Fort Leonard Wood for several years, before moving away from that area. John’s career has afforded him the opportunity to be a member of congregations of the Lord’s church in other localities, getting to know, work, and worship with many good brethren. He has been blessed with the opportunity to fill in and preach God’s Word at the various congregations that he has been a member of throughout his Christian life.

He graduated from the University of Missouri at Rolla with a degree in Civil Engineering. He has practiced engineering since 2000 and is employed by the Missouri Department of Transportation, in which he serves the State of Missouri, and the users of our transportation system.

He and his wife, Tiffany, married in 1999 and have two daughters, Ellie and Audrianna, and one son, Owen.

Tiffany is a homemaker and has labored in the schooling of their children since 2012. She has taught multiple age groups of children in Bible classes on both Sunday and Wednesday.

He takes pleasure in outdoor activities, such as hiking, biking, and camping. John’s favorite hobby is running, and he especially enjoys the similarities between running and the running of our Christian race.


Deacons
Mark McCarty

Mark McCarty his wife, Pam, have been a part of the congregation dating back to the Johnson and Dale congregation. They live in the Fair Grove area where they raise beef cattle and enjoy time with their grandchildren.

Mark enjoys all things outdoors, reading books from various genres including paperback westerns. He as well enjoys watching John Wayne movies.

He serves the congregation in the area of personal evangelism with a focus on the Bible Correspondence work. On various occasions he has conducted personal evangelism training in the college age group classroom. Mark enjoys studying the bible, teaching bible classes, and filling in at the pulpit when needed.

Seth Hass

Seth Hass works at John Deere Co. as an IT integrator. He enjoys hunting, taking walks through the woods, playing instruments, and spending time with family.

Seth teaches the 5th and 6th grade class.

Seth and his wife, Jennifer have eight children: Eraweh, T-Roy, Easton, Rheleigh, Naelith, Laodhan, Stowan, and Ackarley. Jennifer is a homemaker and homeschools their children, and is also involved in the nursery. They live in Elkland, Missouri.

Matthew Koontz

Matthew Koontz was appointed as a deacon in 2018. Matthew’s main work involves managing and planning the teenage youth group devos and activities and teaching the High School class on Sunday mornings. He is on the rotation for Wednesday night devotionals and fills in at the pulpit every now and then. Matthew also has a weekly podcast, “White Picket Fences” that airs on the Biblewaymedia web site.

Matthew works as a Project Engineer for Ridewell Corporation and he enjoys music, sports, and time on the beach with his family in Destin.

His wife Jennifer is a homemaker and Homeschool Administrator, manager and teacher to their five children: Trinity, Noah, Mattalin, Anabella and Benjamin. Jennifer also helps teach the 1st and 2nd grade Wednesday night bible class.

James Cartwright

James Cartwright and his wife, Sarah, have three sons: Seth, Samuel, and Silas. Sarah is a keeper at home. They have been faithful members at the Kansas Expressway congregation for over a decade.

James has a degree in Industrial Systems Technology and is employed at Southern Missouri Containers. He enjoys studying God’s Word; being outdoors; camping, canoeing, hiking; traveling; woodworking; playing guitar; and anything firearms related. James has had previous Peace Officer training at Drury Law Enforcement Academy. His primary duty as deacon is overseeing our congregational security and scheduling the security rotations.


Ministers
Ray Sullins

Ray Sullins has been the evangelist at Kansas Expressway Church of Christ since October 1998. His wife is Cindy works at Bass Pro corporate offices in the legal department in Springfield.

Ray and Cindy have three children: Nikki, Trey and Chase. Nikki is married to Luke Tebbe and is an RN and Luke is a podiatrist; they live in Springfield. Trey is married to Ruth and they have a son, Emmett. They live in Springfield and Trey works with the Global Schools of Biblical Studies. Chase is a recent graduate of the Bible Institute of Missouri.

Ray and Cindy have previously done mission work in Botswana, Zimbabwe and Zambia where Ray taught at the Botswana and Zambia Schools of Biblical Studies. He continues to make yearly mission trips to assist with our preacher training schools in Zambia, Ghana, Uganda and Kenya.

Currently, besides being the minister for the Kansas Expressway Church of Christ, Ray works with the Global Schools of Biblical Studies. He teaches at the Bible Institute of Missouri, and hosts “The Living Word” television program that airs weekly. He also participates in several lectureships and gospel meetings and directs a camp session each year at Happy Hollow Bible Camp.

Brent Green

Brent Green graduated from Missouri State in 2004 with a Bachelor of Science in Education and then graduated from the Bible Institute of Missouri in 2007. Since his graduation, he has preached for two congregations in Missouri and worked with the Bible Institute of Missouri (BIM) in various capacities, serving as a full-time instructor since 2011.

In addition to his teaching responsibilities, he is active in the development of both the BIM and its sister schools in Africa, having made multiple trips to Zambia, Uganda, and Ghana. He now works to help develop all five schools now collectively called the Global Schools of Biblical Studies.

He is supported in his life and work by his wife Dedra and their two children, Cayden and Veyda.

Brent enjoys gardening, fishing, and generally spending time outdoors with his family.

Trey Sullins

Trey Sullins, graduated from the Bible institute of Missouri in 2016, and from the International College of the Bible with a Master's Degree in Bible in 2023. He was a full-time preacher for the Omaha church of Christ for around six years, but in 2022, he joined the Bible Institute of Missouri and the Global Schools of Biblical Studies. He has been involved in several lectureships and gospel meetings in the United States and in Africa. He has done mission work in Mexico, Zambia, Ghana, Uganda, and Kenya.

He is active in preaching at the Kansas Expressway Church of Christ, teaching at the Bible Institute of Missouri, and working with the administrative needs of the Global Schools of Biblical Studies. He is involved in the continued progress and success of all five schools of GSOBS. He also manages most of the IT work at GSOBS and Kansas Expressway Church of Christ.

He is married to Ruth Sullins. Ruth is a homemaker and works hard to raise their son Emmett. They live in Springfield.