Bob Johnson has been the Senior Pastor of Great Falls Christian Center since its planting in 1981. Ever since, he and his wife Cindy have shown their dedication to planting and strengthening churches, equipping leaders and loving the body of Christ. Bob’s grace as a builder, strength as a leader, and his tenacity for relationship have resulted in healthy churches and missionary works that continue to thrive today.
Bob and Cindy have four wonderful children; Amy, Abigail, Rachel and Ryan. They have also welcomed several grandchildren into their growing family that they enjoy very much.
In addition to his leadership role at GFCC, Bob serves as chairman for the Montana Shepherds Conference and serves churches throughout the Northwest area as the Intermountain North Regional Director for Ministers Fellowship International.
Executive Pastor Nate Swanson with wife Rachel
In 1999, Nate was added to the GFCC team as an intern in the children's ministry. His experience in various practical and pastoral ministries at GFCC serves him well in the new role he adopted in 2010. As Executive Pastor, Nate works with the various department leaders within the church; overseeing the development of new leaders, stream-lining ministry strategy and communication, and providing resources that equip the body.
Through the years, Rachel has had continued involvement in the worship ministries at GFCC, ministering to the Lord and the GFCC family with her servant's heart, her humble passion and her beautiful voice.
Nate and Rachel are devoted to their four adorable children; Isaac, Isabelle, Israel and Elias.
Associate Pastor Lee Barrows with wife Udeen
Lee Barrows has been an Associate Pastor at Great Falls Christian Center since 1984. He and his wife Udeen are a vital part of the leadership team at GFCC where Lee oversees the worship team and pastoral care. Lee's ministry brings a depth of prophetic insight, as well as unique pastoral warmth.
Lee & Udeen have three beautiful daughters (Ruth, Cindy & Abby) who serve with their husbands in ministry and continue to increase the love in the family every additional grandchild!
Associate Pastor Kern Lee with wife Bev
Kern Lee and his wife Bev have been a part of GFCC since 1987. Kern has been a faithful part of the leadership team and on staff for several of those years, serving as Administrator and Teacher. Kern’s clear insight into the Word has long benefitted GFCC as he brings balance to the eldership, has developed GFCC’s discipleship courses, and acts as Dean and primary instructor for GFCC’s FORGE Leadership Training Institute.
Kern & Bev love the outdoors, especially when they can enjoy it with their children (Casey, Anna & Joseph) and their growing family, especially the granddaughters!
Youth Pastor Steve Fleming with wife Christel
In response to the growing grace evident in his life, Steve was ordained as a pastor to the GFCC family in January of 2010. It was at this time that he and Christel assumed the oversight of Generation Church (the youth ministy at GFCC). They strive to see young people equipped for service in the Kingdom of God and to sustain their commitment to Christ as they fulfill the purposes of God in their generation.
Steve is known as an eager student of the Word, bringing stability and conviction to every ministry he oversees. With this as a foundation, coupled with the Flemings' passion for worship, there is forming beneath them the making of a spiritual revolution in the GFCC youth.
Steve and Christel can often be seen surrounded by young people and enjoying their three children (Emily, Noah & Natalie).