PASTOR LARRY DUGGER

LEAD PASTOR OF FAMILY CHURCH

Pastor Larry is the Lead Pastor of Family Church. With a blend of Godly wisdom and humor he endeavors to make the complicated issues of life more simple. He is passionate about building relationships and enjoys spending time with those he is serving. He is also a best-selling author specializing in devotionals and non-fiction. He has written a series of outdoor books for the Discovery Channel designed to help believers connect with God through hunting.


Pastor Larry enjoys working out, running marathons, eating Thai food and donuts which is why he likes working out), hunting and spending time with his wife, Karen and their two sons, Trent and Payte. He also enjoys traveling and teaching at special events and writer’s conferences. If you see him in the church lobby you can bet he will be drinking a coffee from Starbucks and hoping to connect with you.  


Leadership Team


  • Kevin Ranfeld

    Family Pastor

    Pastor Kevin is our Family Pastor. Pastor Kevin is passionate about family and building relationships with people. Kevin oversees connections and services. He also assists Pastor Larry with pastoral care tasks. He has been a part of Family Church from the early years. He has worked in many areas of the church and has a big heart for people.


    Aside from ministry, Kevin enjoys the outdoors, hunting, and farming. He even has his own hunting ministry, Hit the Mark, that introduces the outdoors and our Creator to youth of all ages. He also enjoys spending time with his wife, Lori, and their two kids and son-in-law.



     

  • Derek & Sherri KYLE

    POWER UP KIDS DIRECTORS

    Derek and Sherri Kyle have been, and continue to be, a great asset to Family Church. They have served for many years in different capacities and now they are our Power Up Kid’s Pastors. They both love and invest in each child so genuinely. They are passionate about sharing the love of Christ and teaching children how to do the same.


    Derek and Sherri love sports, the outdoors and kids. When they are not working or serving at church they like traveling and spending time with their son and his wife.






  • Nathan Russell

    Youth Pastor

    Pastor Nathan is our Youth Pastor. Pouring time and energy into the students, and seeing their love and desire for God grow is what he loves to do best - and he's really good at it too! Pastor Nathan connects with all of our Rise Up students in grades 7-12.


    In addition to connecting with students, Nathan most enjoys spending time outdoors, hunting, and fishing. He also loves traveling with his family and experiencing new places together.

  • Linda Brandt

    ADMINISTRATION

    Linda Brant, or Linda B as we all call her, is the head of our finance department. Linda B is passionate about the word of God, prayer and seeing the local church walk in the perfect will of God.


    Aside from ministry Linda B enjoys shopping and spending time with her daughter, and traveling with her husband Bill.








     

  • Sadie Dugger

    PASTORAL ASSISTANT/OUTREACH DIRECTOR

    Sadie is our all-around, whatever you need done gal here at Family Church - and loves it! From assisting our pastoral staff, to coordinating events, to handling outreach, and heading up our nursery and preschool classes, Sadie is key to providing all that's necessary to dot the "i’s" and cross the "t" in ministry here at Family Church.


    Sadie most enjoys her position at Family Church as it allows her to minister in a variety of ways-- "I get the opportunity to pray for, love, connect with, and serve other people. This is what I GET to do. It doesn't feel like a job to me. I show up every day just as excited as the day before to see how God can work through me to reach others."


    On her own time, when Sadie is not getting her nails done or shopping, you can find her busy taking care of their new-born little boy, taking walks around their neighborhood, and cheering her husband, Trent, on in Branson as he plays guitar at his shows.

  • Meagan Bateman

    Media director

    Meagan heads up our production team by handling all of the back-end tasks required for all media design, video, and audio at Family Church. She also coordinates an awesome team of leaders responsible for carrying out each service on Sundays and Wednesdays, as well as getting things out on the internet for all of those who join us around the globe through our online offerings.  Meagan loves all she does at Family Church, but her favorite thing above all else is the relationships she has made - "I love getting to go through life and grow alongside the people I work with."


    In her free time, Meagan loves to take care of her many plants, be outside, craft, and be with people. She and her girls love to go on Target runs, play games as a family, and go on walks together.