Church Leadership

Our church board is comprised of Elders and Deacons that oversee the spiritual, physical and administrative management of the church. This team of trusted individuals is elected by the congregation and works with the Pastor to ensure the mission of the church is carried out. The current church board members are:



Mark Smeltzer – Pastor

Pastor Mark is a graduate of Moody Bible Institute with a Master’s Degree in Ministry. He is celebrating 25 years at GCC this year. He and his wife Deb have been blessed with two children – Brian and Charissa, plus eight grandchildren and a great-granddaughter. He is an avid Chicago Cubs fan!

His life verse is Galatians 2:20, “I have been crucified with Christ and I no longer live, but Christ lives in me. The life I live in the body, I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me.”

Steve Jacobsen – Chairman 

Steve has been a member since 2006. He has served on the Missions Committee, Worship Committee and coordinates the worship music and production activities. Occasionally he plays guitar and bass when the rest of the team lets him.

He and his wife Denise have 3 daughters; Margaret, Ruth and Sarah and 7 grandchildren. 

Joshua 24:15 … But as for me and my house, we will serve the LORD.”


Larry Pearson – Secretary



Cliff Scott – Vice Chairman



Brent Clark



Ryan Herr



Jim Henderson