Pastor: Mike Barnard
Mike has served as Lead Pastor of Shoreline Community Church since its inception in November 2006. Before becoming pastor of Shoreline, he served 10 years as Pastor of Christian Education in a large non-denominational church overseeing both Children and Adult Ministries. Mike is a graduate of Chabot College in Hayward, CA, the Liberty Home Bible Institute in Lynchburg, VA and the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago, Ill; he has served in full-time ministry as a pastor for over 26 years serving in only two churches during that time.
Before entering full-time ministry, Mike served on the Awana Advisory Board for Northern California and later North Central California. In 1995 he and his wife Cheryl became Awana Missionary Appointees before entering full-time ministry as a pastor in 1996. Starting when his children were young, Mike served in various capacities in the Awana ministry for over 36 years. He is also an ACS (Auxiliary Clergy Support) Chaplain with the United States Coast Guard and has served in the Coast Guard Auxiliary for the past 16 years. Mike ministers to the crews at seven of the ten Coast Guard stations located in Sector North Bend on a monthly basis and two of the others as he can.
Mike is a people person who loves the Lord, loves his family and the expository teaching of God’s Word. He is an avid reader and enjoys all kinds of sports. Mike and his wife Cheryl have been married for more than 46 years and have three grown children. The two have enjoyed life on the Oregon coast for the past 26 years and, God willing, have no plans of leaving. You can reach Mike at email@example.com or 541-297-1571.
Phil Jeffery: Associate Pastor
We are thrilled to have Pastor Phil Jeffery back on staff at Shoreline Community Church. Phil brings a vast wealth of knowledge and experience with him in his new role. Phil began serving in 1997 as an Associate Pastor at Table Rock Fellowship in the Central Point/Medford area. Phil then came to the North Bend/Coos Bay area in 2001 and served as an Associate Pastor and worship leader at College Park Community Church. In 2005 he planted Bayshore Fellowship in Coos Bay and for 5 years led the church as their Lead Pastor. Phil began attending Shoreline Community Church in 2011 and served on the church staff from 2017-2021. In 2021 Phil answered the call to pastor Lakeside Community Church through a transition but returned home to Shoreline in November of 2022.
Phil is gifted in many areas including all areas of the media ministry. He has been a worship pastor in the past and is an excellent guitarist. Phil teaches several guitar lessons each week. He has an outstanding knowledge of soundboards and has taught workshops on the topic in the past. This time, Phil has rejoined the staff as a part-time Associate Pastor. With Phil back on the team again, we feel like our staff is complete for this season in the church’s life.
Dave Rymer: Pastoral Care
Pastor Dave started ministering many years ago as an evangelist on Skid Row in Los Angeles. Pastor Dave has ministered to the Coos Bay area for more than 26 years now and loves our community and it’s people. Dave’s love for people and rich prayer life is reflected upon everyone he comes into contact with. Dave has a local television ministry on Spectrum channel 192 and a radio ministry that is broadcast on 98.1 FM. More recently Pastor Dave has been serving as an elder of Shoreline Community Church until he joined the church staff as our Pastoral Care Pastor in 2021. It didn’t take the church family long to fall in love with Pastor Dave.
Jessie Barnard: Director of Children and Student Ministries
Jessie is a 2011 graduate of Liberty University in Lynchburg, VA. She has served in various leadership roles in Children’s Ministry, Awana and in Student Ministry for over a decade now.
During her four years at Liberty, Jessie served in Student Ministries at the 20,000-member Thomas Road Baptist Church. Jessie’s years of ministry experience have uniquely prepared her for directing our Shoreline Community Church Children and Student Ministries today. Jessie personally disciples many of the students that she works with. Jessie also serves as volunteer Chaplain for the North Bend Police Department. Jessie’s partner in the picture (Hondo) is the North Bend Police Department Chaplain Dog; the kids at Shoreline love Hondo!
Jessie loves her kids, is a huge Green Bay Packer fan and finds great pleasure in helping her students come to a closer relationship with Jesus Christ! Jessie has served on Shoreline’s staff since 2012.
Stefanie Ahlers: Director of Worship Music and Women’s Ministries
Stef Ahlers was born in North Bend, to the Bigelow family back in ‘66. She, her parents, and 4 siblings (one is a twin) moved to Connecticut in 1979. There she graduated from New Milford High School, class of 1985. Upon graduation she went to Cincinnati Bible College & Seminary where she earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Music. In 1992-93 Stef did her music ministry internship at Southeast Christian Church in Louisville Kentucky, one of the largest churches in the country. While in Louisville, she was able to be in a worship band, a Christian rock band, travel to England, Jamaica, Cuba, and Ethiopia on mission trips and perform at various churches and conventions throughout the country. In 1996, Stef took a music directorship at a church in Sweet Valley, Pennsylvania. There she helped develop the worship services and music ministry at a church of just under 300 congregants. In 1999, Stef moved back to Coos Bay, where she lived with and assisted her grandmother for 2 years. Kingsview Christian School hired her as a teacher where she taught for five years. She met her husband and got married in 2001, and they adopted their daughter, Katie, in 2005. Throughout the years Stef has been a homemaker, homeschool mom, recorded a CD, tutored children, been a home health care worker, and is now serving as Director of Worship Music at Shoreline. She loves traveling, music, camping, reading, the outdoors, hanging out with her family and friends, and most of all JESUS! Stefanie came on staff at Shoreline in 2021. Since that time, Stefanie has done an outstanding job leading our worship music, the elders are now proud to add to her duties Director of Women’s Ministries.
Tara Cook: Administrative Assistant
Denise Dunithan: Church Bookkeeper
Denise is the bookkeeper of Shoreline Community Church and does a fabulous job. Denise has been a volunteer on staff at Shoreline since 2015. Shoreline has an independent reviewer come in each year to review our books and make sure our bookkeeping is done correctly. Denise has received many glowing reviews. Note: At Shoreline Community Church, any regular attender or member can request to see the church books and has full access to them at anytime. The only thing we will not divulge is what individuals give, that is between them and the Lord. We at Shoreline are grateful to have Denise as part of church staff.
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My wife and I listen to your sermons Sunday mornings on 98.70 and have been listening since the first time a couple months ago. We believe they are awesome, real and down to earth. You talk about topics that most other churches are afraid to tackle. Thanks for talking about the real Heaven and Hell without any sugar-coating. Let’ s bring the true Word of God, like you do, back into our churches. God Bless and keep up the good work as we live our lives for and with the Lord.
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Thank you so much for your kind words Morgan and Tami, keep pressing on for Jesus!
I have a dear friend that lost her husband recently and out of the blue she said I would like to go to church! Told her I know just the place! We came today 7/17/22 and she loved it. I feel we may be regulars. It was so good to see Pastor mike and enjoy his message out doors! Kristy Kuehn 🙏❤️
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