Leadership

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Sunday - 9:30 and 11:00 AM Worship | Wednesday - 7:00 PM worship

Chestnut Ridge Church Leadership

Chestnut Ridge Church is blessed to have a leadership team who are truly dedicated to Christ and accomplishing His will. Following are brief bio's of our leadership team and their qualifications for ministry.

Pastor Greg Neely

Senior Pastor

Pastor Greg was appointed to serve as Chestnut Ridge Church's Senior Pastor January 6, 2008. Prior to that, he served various other churches in student pastor and senior pastor roles.

The attributes that best describe Greg as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Chestnut Ridge Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Greg takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending time each day focused on Bible study and seeking God's direction for ministry.

He graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible College in 2005.

Pastor Greg has been happily married for 26 years to his wife, Kristi. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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Pastor Greg was appointed to serve as Chestnut Ridge Church's Senior Pastor January 6, 2008. Prior to that, he served various other churches in student pastor and senior pastor roles.

The attributes that best describe Greg as a pastor are strong preaching, leadership development and counseling. He has expressed a burning desire to lead a church like Chestnut Ridge Church where biblical views are embraced and encouraged, with members who care about the needs of those around them and who want to connect others to the body of Christ. Pastor Greg takes worship and preaching very seriously, spending time each day focused on Bible study and seeking God's direction for ministry.

He graduated from Fruitland Baptist Bible College in 2005.

Pastor Greg has been happily married for 26 years to his wife, Kristi. They have three children and two grandchildren.

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Jeremy Salter

Student Ministry

Jeremy is a deacon here at Chestnut Ridge and is excited to be working with our students. Join us as we pray for Jeremy and his wife Ashley as they commit to the task of making disciples that will lead the church in years to come.

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Jeremy is a deacon here at Chestnut Ridge and is excited to be working with our students. Join us as we pray for Jeremy and his wife Ashley as they commit to the task of making disciples that will lead the church in years to come.

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Laura GIbson

Music Ministry Leader

Laura, an accomplished youth and music ministry leader, has returned to Chestnut Ridge to lead us in Worship (Summer 2021).

Laura is a 2012 graduate of North Greenville College with a BA in ministry. She has a special heart for relationship building and loves getting to know new people.

Laura is supported in both life and ministry by her husband Chase and son Parke. 

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Laura, an accomplished youth and music ministry leader, has returned to Chestnut Ridge to lead us in Worship (Summer 2021).

Laura is a 2012 graduate of North Greenville College with a BA in ministry. She has a special heart for relationship building and loves getting to know new people.

Laura is supported in both life and ministry by her husband Chase and son Parke. 

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Barbara Powell

Children's Ministry

Barbara Powell joined with the ministry team at Chestnut Ridge in June 2018 with the goal and purpose of assisting families to grow young disciples. She has many years of experience working with children in multiple capacities and had been leading children's ministry here in our community for some time now. 

Barbara graduated from Illinois College in 1998 and enjoys traveling with her husband, Chris, and their children.

Daily Inspiration:  Galatians 6:9 

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Barbara Powell joined with the ministry team at Chestnut Ridge in June 2018 with the goal and purpose of assisting families to grow young disciples. She has many years of experience working with children in multiple capacities and had been leading children's ministry here in our community for some time now. 

Barbara graduated from Illinois College in 1998 and enjoys traveling with her husband, Chris, and their children.

Daily Inspiration:  Galatians 6:9 

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Debbie Putnam

Administrative Assistant

Debbie has been keeping order in our offices since January of 2018. Her experience in the school system where she retired in 2017 prepared her for the constant motion of ministry life.  

Debbie is lovingly supported in her ministry by her husband Roy. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

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Debbie has been keeping order in our offices since January of 2018. Her experience in the school system where she retired in 2017 prepared her for the constant motion of ministry life.  

Debbie is lovingly supported in her ministry by her husband Roy. They have 2 children and 6 grandchildren.

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elders and deacons

We are blessed at Chestnut Ridge to lean on the support of strong Christian men. Our deacons and elders are men who have surrendered their lives to serving Christ. They bear fruit in their homes and work as well as in our church. They are "doing life together" with us and are here to help in your time of need.


Dan Grissom

It is a testimony to his faith in the Lord that Dan uses his gifts and talents in service to God's Kingdom. We are blessed at Chestnut Ridge to have such a servant in Dan and the support of his wife Brandy.




Wade Randall                                         

It is always great to see young godly men step up in service to the Lord. We are blessed at Chestnut Ridge to have such a servant in Wade and the support of his wife Kim.


Marvin Moose

We are blessed to have a capable servant and teacher in Marvin, a current student of Fruitland Bible College. Marvin is supported in his ministry by his wife Gina.


Jeremy Salter

Jeremy and his wife Ashley are committed to being used by God in a mighty way. As well as being a light in their secular jobs, they are focused on making disciples here by serving as Student Ministry leaders.