John Thybault, Senior Pastor

John Thybault has served as our Senior Pastor since October 2009. He is married to Ann and they have a blended family with seven children and eight grandchildren. John has over 30 years of ministry experience. 


He holds a Master of Ministry degree from Cincinnati Christian Seminary (1990) and a Bachelor of Science degree from Central Michigan University (1980). John has learning experiences in the areas of leadership, small groups, discipleship, counseling and preaching. 

Joe Pittenger, Youth Pastor

Joe joined our staff in February 2017 to serve our students

and we're excited to have him. Joe has been a follower of Jesus since 2003. Because of how Jesus transformed his life, 

Joe gets excited about bringing others closer to Christ. 

He has a heart for youth and parents, and for making disciples. 

In 2010 Joe completed his Bachelors of Arts and in 2014 graduated from seminary with a Masters of Ministry. 

Joe is married to a wonderful woman of God, Kayla, who also has a heart for youth ministry and the church. Joe enjoys adventure, traveling, deep conversations, playing sports, and just simply having a good time. If there is any way that Pastor Joe can help you or your family grow closer to Jesus, don’t hesitate to reach out.

Kendra Mizer, 

Administrative Assistant

Serving the church has been the design of Kendra's life since she was born into a ministry family. Kendra has been attending Garden Park for 25 years

and has been our Administrative Assistant for over 20 years. 

Her husband leads one of our Lifeline Bible Study small groups. 

Kendra is serving as our music teacher in our Thursday School program and delights in singing with and teaching her preschoolers! She is actively involved in our ministry to the Deaf, and assists our Preschool Directors.