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  • Phone: (913)  268-6500
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  • Mailing Address: 11400 Johnson Drive, Shawnee, KS  66203



Our Staff

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Gary L Pauley



Gary and his wife Jan have spent the last 35 years of their lives in church planting and leadership. They met while serving in youth work and have been in church work together ever since. Together they planted two churches in the Kansas City area. They have three children and two grandchildren. Gary has degrees from Calvary Theological Seminary and loves theological and biblical language study. His work has always featured expositional Bible teaching. He has especially enjoyed teaching theology in various countries over the years. 

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Benjamin Gum



Ben and his wife, Dawna, have served in ministry together since 1992. Ben has always served the church through music, but has also served as Youth Pastor, Outreach Pastor, and as a music teacher in a Christian school. In addition to a music degree, he holds a Master's degree in Theological Studies from Midwestern Baptist Theological
Seminary. He loves theology, philosophy, composing/arranging music, doing other writing, and playing and watching sports. The Gum family has served in church ministry in Shawnee since 2005. Ben and Dawna have four children and nine grandchildren, and have served as foster parents for dozens of boys.

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Sarah Jones



Sarah has served on staff since March 2013.  Sarah is married and has two wonderful children.

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Brenda Buery

Office Administrator/Bookkeeper

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Brenda has served on staff as office administrator since February 2013.  Brenda is married and has five grown children and two grandchildren.

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