Meet Our Leaders

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Larry Lain, PASTOR

Pastor Larry Lain and his wife Krista came to Arise in April 2019. They have 3 children: Averi (a recent newlywed who now lives in Spain), Eli (a recent high school graduate who will be attending Cedarville University starting fall 2021), and Acacia (mother of Santi).

The Lains have served overseas as international workers with CAMA Services & Envision division of the Christian Missionary Alliance to Mongolia and Spain. Today they are involved in evangelism and discipleship, especially with millennials. Larry has a Master's degree in Global Leadership with an emphasis in Community Development from Crown College. Krista has Master's degrees in Counseling Psychology and Spiritual Formation as well as an M.Div. She is also a certified Life Coach.

Having met in the Air Force, both Lains are active with CrossFit training and anything outdoors--such as rock climbing, axe throwing, and shooting sports. And they love coffee!

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Robby Beecher, YOUTH LEADER

Back in 2016, Robby Beecher started tickling the ivories for Arise's predecessor, Eastwoods Church. After a brief stint abroad--down under in Australia--he rejoined Arise in a youth leadership and marketing role.

Robby has been heavily involved in student ministry for more than a decade as a camp counselor, staff mentor, camp program director, and leader in discipleship programs. He’s also worked closely with Habitat for Humanity and was part of the leadership team of Itombwe Conservation. His heart is for the development of community--he wants to help everyone to walk in the fullness God has for them.

Robby graduated from Purdue with a business degree and is now pursuing a Master's degree through Regent. Professionally, he works as a financial analyst for a nonprofit, Community Ventures in Living, and enjoys other entrepreneurial pursuits. Away from work, he enjoys living an active lifestyle with his family and is often taking on some physical challenge--such as powerlifting, boxing, or swimming.

 

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BarretT Myers, Worship Leader

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Paul King, Pastor Emeritus 

Paul King served as Pastor of Arise from its founding as a merger church until his retirement in the 2020, after which he and his wife Kathy moved to Tulsa, OK. Paul's ministry spans nearly five decades as a pastor, university professor and administrator, church planter, Young Life leader, Christian school administrator, ministry and leadership consultant, and conference speaker.

In Paul's own words: "I love to teach the Word of God, to lead and mentor people into a higher life in Christ, and to equip every believer for ministry." He has two doctorates—a Doctor of Theology from the University of South Africa and a Doctor of Ministry from Oral Roberts University—and he continues to teach graduate-level courses and advise students.

He is also a prolific author. Paul says, "When I was 12 years old God called me to ministry and communicating His truth through writing." His dozen-plus books focus on the Higher Christian Life, healing, spiritual warfare, the Holy Spirit, faith, and finding  purpose and calling in life.

To learn more about Paul and his ministry, visit www.paulkingministries.com.

GOVERNING BOARD & ELDERS 2021 

The Governing Board is responsible for administering church budget and business; the Elders oversee ministry more specifically. At the church's annual meeting, voting members elect individuals to serve on the Governing Board (one-year terms) and as Elders (staggered three-year terms). Elders and the Pastor also serve on the board. 

  • Pastor Larry Lain
  • Mike Smith (elder)
  • Sig Kriebel (elder)
  • Jason Roehl (elder)
  • Judi Buchman (board member)
  • Walter Moyer (board member)
  • Barrett Myers (board member)