Our Team

Pastor John: Lead Pastor

Pastor John was hired on staff in March of 1999 and became our lead pastor in 2005.  Since that time our church has greatly grown and thrived under his leadership.  He and his wife Dena are truly sold out to loving God, loving people, and inspiring others to do the same.  Pastor John gives oversight and leadership to our staff.  He equips and guides our leadership teams.  He develops and engages our church and community with practical biblical teaching that is relevant to our lives.  He oversees our ministry model and vision, and looks to consistently improve our impact for the kingdom.  Dena has led our women's ministries, served in our children and teen ministries, and helped to develop our Women of Worth ministry for single moms.  She brings an irresistible creativity and loving spirit to our church, its ministries, and its events.  Pastor John likes to say "you have not really visited Legacy until you have met my wife!"  They have three amazing children, Halle, Elle, and Titus, who all serve in various roles and who also love God and love people.  We are blessed to have them!   

Pastor Ben: Connections Pastor

Pastor Ben joined the Legacy staff in June of 2015.  He and his wife Alison have three amazing children Jayden, Aliya, and Alivia.  They love to encourage and inspire others to live fully devoted lives as Christ followers.  Pastor Ben leads our Community Groups ministry, gives oversight to our Children's ministry coordinators, teaches our S.H.A.P.E. class, and oversees our connections team.  Alison serves as our pre-school coordinator, and is a part of our ladies ministry team.  We are grateful for having this wonderful ministry family as a part of our team.

Pastor Lance: Family Pastor

Lance joined Legacy's staff in March of 2017. He and his wife Emile have been very active members of Legacy for several years.  They serve and have volunteered in many ministries. As our Family Pastor, Lance oversees our Legacy Kidz ministries and coordinators.  He also leads our Jr. High and Sr. High Student ministries. They are an awesome couple with three great little kids, Gavin, Annalynn, and Benjamin.  They also have one on the way, and it's going to be a boy! They are sold out to make an impact in our student's lives, and to connect our homes and what happens at church together.

Kara Norris: Office Manager and Orange Coordinator

Kara joined our team in September of 2016.  Kara and her husband Chuck are recent members of Legacy and attend with their son Ben and Kara's mother Mary.  She has a huge heart for strategic planning, organization, and seeing every life phase in our church grow in their relationship to the Lord.  Kara helps manage and implement our "Orange" philosophy which helps us connect family life and church life together.  She has an amazing family and they are a welcome addition to our church and our staff! 

Cindy Cordes: Connections Administrator

Cindy is another long time member of Legacy.  Her husband Tim is our head usher and together they have been an incredible blessing to our church over the years.  Cindy loves people!  She helps manage our systems for greeting, connecting, following up with and any thing else that involves people.  They are an amazing couple and you cannot visit Legacy without meeting both of them, because they will find you!

Randy Stapleton: Facilities Manager

Randy has been our part-time facilities manager since April of 2012.  Randy and his wife Tami, have been wonderful members at Legacy and both are very committed to serving God and others. He has a tremendous heart to serve and to take care of the Lord's buildings and grounds.  He is one of the nicest guys you will ever meet.  Randy is in charge of all things maintenance at Legacy and also helps to coordinate special work days as needed.  He is a living picture of the truth that saved people serve people.

Bobby Shipman: Graphics, Office, and Maintenance Assistant

Bobby and his family joined our church a few years ago, and Legacy has never been the same.  They are an amazing family and all of them are serving in ways that make a huge impact here.  Bobby came on part-time staff during 2016 and has picked up many responsibilities since doing so.  He is a jack of all trades here, and we are so much better for it.  God has great things in store for this young man, and we at Legacy are excited to be a part of that.