Meet the Green Valley Church Leadership Team:
 
Dr. David Mason, Senior Pastor
Jason Shipley, Pastor of Small Groups & Assimilation
Cort Huffman, Worship Pastor
Ethan Anderson, Student Ministries Pastor
Rebecca Stephenson, Children & Family Ministry Director
Deacons & Trustees (listed below)
Dr. David Mason, Senior Pastor
 
Pastor David Mason is originally from Colorado.  (Go Broncos!)  He has been serving as Senior Pastor at Green Valley Church since October 1997. 
 
He graduated from Southwestern Baptist University in Bolivar, Missouri.  He earned his Masters of Divinity and Doctorate of Ministry from Midwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Kansas City, Missouri.  However, the degree that Pastor David is most proud of is his degree of “sinner, saved by grace.” 
 
Pastor David is happiest when he’s surrounded by his family making memories together.  He loves the outdoors, running and biking and ANYTHING to do with the mountains!
 
Pastor David and  his lovely wife, Pam, have five children, Sarah, Seth, Hannah, Matthew, and Esther, a daughter-in-law, Katrina, son-in-law, Ethan and a beautiful grand-daughter, Harper!
 
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Jason Shipley, Pastor of Small Groups & Assimilation
 
Pastor Jason and his wife, Hattie, are both originally from Kansas City, Missouri, and have been at Green Valley for less than a year.  Prior to the ministry, Jason served for 20 years in the U.S. Army, retiring as a Senior Infantry NCO and then continuing as a contractor for the Federal Government.
 
Jason is a graduate of Liberty University earning a B.S. in Religious Studies along with a Masters of Theological Studies from Liberty Baptist Theological Seminary.  Jason’s diverse secular background prior to becoming a pastor allows him to easily connect with diverse groups of people while fulfilling a variety of ministry roles within the local church body.  Jason’s interests include walking, biking, handgun/carbine shooting and rediscovery of Missouri with his family.
 
Jason and his wife, Hattie, have two children, Anthony (who is in Heaven) and Ashley, who now lives in Overland Park, KS.
 
Cort Huffman, Worship Pastor (Lead Worshiper)
 
Cort and his lovely wife, Laurie, have lived in the St. Joseph area all of their lives.  They were married in 1983 at the old Green Valley Baptist Church.  Cort and Laurie have two wonderful daughters, Catrina and Emily. 
 
Cort has been leading worship (lead worshiper) at GVBC since 1988.  He is a graduate of F.P.U., D.J.R.A., P.U. I-70 D.S. and is still learning from L.U.  He has helped add to the econmoic structure of SJCS, SBU, and MWSU. 
 
Cort’s favorite sport is racing, especially NASCAR!  In fact, he loves anything with wheels!  Just FYI, NASCAR is the only professional sport that a prayer is spoken in Jesus name before every event!  Pretty cool, huh?!?!? 
 
Cort loves long walks in the rain and long walks on the beach…. NOT!!! Why walk when you can ride something with wheels?  He loves the mountains, hiking, off-roading, camping and riding his GS750 Suzuki motorcyle with Laurie.  Spending time in the recording studio is also one of his favorite things to do when he has the time.
 
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Ethan Anderson, Student Ministries Pastor
 
Ethan and his beautiful wife, Taylor and their brand new baby boy Judah, come to Green Valley from Harrisburg, Illinois, where Ethan served as the Student Pastor at McKinley Baptist Church
 
Ethan and Taylor just recently welcomed their precious little son into the world, Judah Wade!  (He’s definitely a keeper!!!)  Ethan and Taylor are very active and enjoy most outdoor activities as a family.  They also love spending time with their extended families.
 
Please help us welcome Ethan, Taylor and Judah Wade to the Green Valley family.
 
Rebecca Stephenson,
Children and Family Ministries Director
 
Rebecca and her beautiful family joined the GVBC team in 2013.  She is from the NW corner of Missouri and grew up in Chillicothe, MO.  She and her family have lived in the St. Joseph area since 2002.  They purchased a small farm in Savannah, MO in 2012.  As a family, they attended GVBC for 10 years before joining the staff in 2013. 
 
Rebecca’s passion is her family including her wonderful husband, Daniel, and two beautiful children, Christina and Jackson.  She enjoys gardening, canning and tending to their small farm (including horses, chickens, rabbits, bees, cats and dogs) in her spare time.
 
Rebecca also has a passion for partnering with other parents in sharing the love of Christ and teaching His word to the littlest ones, which makes her a perfect fit for our Children and Family Ministries Director.
 
Rebecca spends most of her time outdoors, enjoying her family, her farm and the life God blessed her with.  She’s happiest spending time with Daniel and the kids just doing life together!
 
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DEACONS
DEACONS
Brian Weed
Byron Thornton
Gary Miller
Jeremy Overby
Koelle Barbour
Kolin Puthoff
Matt Johnson, Chairman
Rick Wharton
Jeff Poet
Mark Goss
Guy Jenkins
Spencer Kerns
Jamie King
Kelly Kunkel
TRUSTEES
TRUSTEES
Jason Shipley
Brett Kennedy
Brian Weed
Ed Hudecek
Galen Ellsworth, Chairman
Larry Pettis
Randy Christopher
Sean Aebersold
Vern Tobey
Larry Dietz
Mark Goss
Gary Specht