Joshua Mathews is our pastor. Pastor Joshua joined the Meadowview family in 1997. In 2001 he began serving as the Youth Pastor. Then in September of 2003 he assumed the role of pastor of Meadowview. He equips the church with biblical teaching and oversight of the various ministries. He is a graduate of Baptist Bible College Graduate School of Theology in Springfield, Mo. He attained a Masters of Divinity in Biblical Studies. He also completed a Bachelor of Arts in Mission from Baptist Bible College. He is a certified biblical counselor through the Association of Certified Biblical Counselors (ACBC).Pastor Joshua and his wife Faith have four amazing children: Alethea, Amos, Caedmon, and Judson. You can check out his Blog and follow him on Facebook and Twitter.
He came to know Christ in 1983, at the age of 13. He was attending Aurora Christian Academy.
"I had been feeling God working on my heart and understood that I needed Jesus and the forgiveness and salvation that his sacrifice on the cross afforded me. One day in school we watched the film "A thief in the night". It was then that I knew for sure it was time to accept Christ. I went to one of my teachers, Mrs. Nan Phipps, and told her that I was a sinner and needed to be saved. She took me to the chapel and prayed with me and then I prayed and put my trust an faith in Jesus and His resurrection."
He is a graduate of Aurora Christian Academy. He served in the United States Air Force for over 15 years. He attained some college while serving in the Air Force.
Dustin Allcorn is one of our deacons. He is married to Karen, and they have three sons, Daniel, Jonah, and Matthew. As a teenager, He thought he had no need for any God and was a firm believer in the science of man to explain everything.
"Until He began to pursue me. Through my recently born-again brother and a supervisor where I worked as a high school senior, He spoke truth about my eternity. It was at a critical time and at first I fiercely rejected it. But the seed had been planted, and God did not stop. He broke me and I repented of my sin of disbelief. Sitting at home one night I asked His forgiveness. That weekend my brother came home from college and was shocked when I asked him if I could go to church with him! All praise to God for His forgiveness and unstoppable pursuit."
The Allcorns came to Meadowiew in 2013.
"My family needed to find a good church home in 2013 and visited Meadowview in October, just in time to enjoy an after-church potluck dinner!
Josh Chambers is our youth leader. He is married to Jessy, and they have a daughter, Jada, and two sons, Jace and Charles. He first came to Meadowview in 2005. Then in 2008, he joined the United States Air Force. After serving in the Air Force, he came back to Meadowview in 2014
He is a 2007 graduate of Republic High School. He is a Network Specialist at Mercy Hospitals.
His favorite passages of Scripture include Joshua 1:9, and Romans 3:21-31
Jason Masten is one of our deacons. He is married to Heather, and they have four children. The oldest is Alexa and she is attending Grad school through MSU. Emma is their next daughter and she is currently living in Florida working and attending college classes online for a degree in writing. Elijah is currently attending OTC. Jada is a senior at Republic High School.
Jason came to know the Lord Jesus Christ when he was in the sixth grade:
"I accepted Christ as my Lord and Savior in the sixth grade. I was at an "Uncle Charlie rally" and prayed the prayer of salvation. I realized at that time there was nothing I could do to earn my salvation. It is only through the death and resurrections of Jesus where my sins are now forgiven. Through the death and resurrection of Jesus and believing in this, I am now part of the Family of God."
The Mastens came to Meadowview in 2013, after moving into the area from Nebraska, because of employment;