Senior Minister – Ethan Stivers

Began on staff: January 1, 2010

My family: My wife is named Misty and we have four children – Lincoln, Addison, Emara, and Rhenn.

Education: Cincinnati Christian University, Bachelor of Science in Biblical Studies and Preaching, 2006; Master of Arts in Pastoral Leadership, 2008

Favorite movie: Nine of my top ten are filled with action and war movies, but number one will always be Seven Brides For Seven Brothers!

Favorite Bible verses:

Proverbs 19:21, “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the LORD’S purpose that prevails.”

Psalm 89:1, “I will sing of the loving-kindness of the Lord forever; to all generations I will make known Your faithfulness with my mouth.”

Romans 10:11, “For the Scripture says, Whoever believes in Him will not be disappointed.”

Fun things I enjoy: Biking, playing with my kids, cookouts, Kentucky Wildcats, Cincinnati Reds, and Cincinnati Bengals.

Something that inspires me (funny): My mother makes constant trips up from Lexington, KY, a 4.5 hour trip, to visit my family and bring me my favorite soft drink – Ale-8.

Something that inspires me (serious): People who serve God’s Kingdom sacrificially and seek no earthly glory for it.

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