Jim Lyon grew up in Seattle, where he served as an Associate and then Senior Pastor of the Fairview Church (1977-1991). In 1991,
he moved to Anderson, Indiana to become Senior Pastor of the Madison Park Church of God. After 22 years at Madison Park, he accepted the invitation to become General Director of Church of God Ministries, providing leadership for the Church of God in the United States and Canada (and networking with the church in 84 other countries).
Lyon studied at Seattle Pacific University and the University of Washington Law School, before taking a post in Seattle with
Northwest Airlines. Always fascinated by politics and the public interest, he has worked in many civic and church-related fields, including representing northwest Seattle as a member of the Washington State House of Representatives. But, it is the Christian ministry that ultimately owned his heart. It is the conviction that Jesus is at work in the world, redeeming and transforming us, that has molded his life and vocation more than any other.
Articulate pastor, teacher, and motivational speaker, he became the host of CBH ViewPoint, the English language broadcast of Christians Broadcasting Hope, in 1996; the program is heard worldwide on air and online each week.
Lyon and his wife, Maureen, married in 1978 and have four sons and five grandchildren. He enjoys spending time with his family, jogging, traveling, and Haagen Dazs. He loves politics, current events, and biographies. When asked about his Achilles’ heel, he is certain to reply, “chocolate ice cream.”
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Alanna Story is an up and coming musical band that is already having great impact in today’s musical world. They are true worship leaders who bring new energy and new twists to some of the great hymns as well as the songs of today. Warner Camp believes this will be one of the best concerts you can be a part of anywhere this year.
Worship will be lead by
Chad is currently the Worship and Assimilation Pastor at the First Church of God in St. Joseph, Michigan and has been serving this great church since January of 2012. Previously, he served the First Church of God in Marion, IL as Worship Pastor for 7 years. He along with his wife, Tracey were both ordained in July of 2005 and have had the pleasure of doing ministry together. They have been blessed with three great children: Katie (19), Hannah (16), and Ben (13) who keep us very busy with music and sports. Chad has been serving the Church of God in worship ministry for over 20 years.
Chad have played the piano for 40 years and has had the opportunity to share the stage with various Country and Southern Gospel artists. God has allowed Chad to minister through camp meetings and conferences throughout the United States. Chad enjoys building relationships with and leading people into a meaningful time of worship