Gregg Dennison Pastor/Elder
Gregg holds a bachelor’s degree from Colorado State University in mathematics and education as well as a Master's of Divinity from The Master's Seminary in Sun Valley, California. Upon graduation from seminary in 2004, Gregg moved back to Colorado to pursue his greatest passion, namely church planting. Along with this passion, he has a desire to teach and apply God’s Word in order to encourage God’s people in their progress and joy in the faith, and to train up godly men in the local church for the purpose of giving it stability and longevity. Gregg came to faith in the mountains of Colorado in his early 20s. He and his wife Kari married in 1996 and have been blessed with three children. From 2005 to 2010, Gregg was involved in church planting in Cañon City, Colorado. Gregg also served at an Evangelical Free Church teaching John MacArthur's Fundamentals of the Faith. Gregg has been serving as the pastor of Faith Bible Church of Spearfish since August of 2011.
Dave Amandus Elder
Dave Amandus holds a Bachelor’s degree in Chemistry and a Master’s degree in Electronic Engineering, both from UCLA. He retired in 2008, after working in aerospace and the biomedical fields. Dave and his wife, Jan, live in North Hills, California. They have three married children and six grandchildren. While engaged, Dave and Jan started attending Grace Community Church, in Sun Valley, California. A year later they were married at Grace Community in 1973. For the past 26 years Dave has been serving in the Fundamentals of the Faith (FOF) ministry at Grace Community. Presently, he serves as a Lay Elder over the FOF ministry and is involved with the development of teaching materials, as well as training FOF teachers. He also serves on ECHA (Elder’s Council for Handling Advance) as part of the Grace Advance team. Through Grace Advance, Dave has been involved with Faith Bible Church of Spearfish, coming alongside until leadership can be trained and affirmed.
Joe Stahl Elder
Joe attended Montana Bible College in Bozeman, Montana and Front Range Bible Institute in Colorado Springs, Colorado. Joe married Jayni in 2010 and they have been blessed with three boys and one daughter. Joe has served in various capacities in the church since the inception of Faith Bible Church, including youth ministry, holding the office of deacon, preaching/teaching, as well as teaching and coordinating Children's Sunday School. Joe desires to serve the church wherever his help is useful and enjoys teaching the Bible in order to instruct, mature, and build up the body of Christ. He came to faith as a teenager and has desired to follow the Lord since. Joe's passion is serving in the local church and helping to equip the saints for the work of the ministry. Joe is thankful for the Lord's providence and grace in his life and desires to see more people come to faith in Christ through the preaching of the Gospel.
Jeff Sleep Elder
Jeff Sleep was born and raised in Spearfish, SD. After receiving a BS in Agricultural Business from SDSU in 1990, Jeff returned to the family ranch near Spearfish with his wife Jodi. They have been blessed with three children. Jeff is very thankful how the Lord worked in his life after college and brought him to repentance. Jeff ministers in various ways in the church including preaching/teaching and leading Bible studies. Jeff enjoys serving in the local church and seeing peoples lives transformed through the Gospel.
Will Merry Deacon
William Merry grew up in Southern California. He achieved a B.S. in chemistry from California State University Fullerton, and an M.D. from the University of Southern California. The Lord was gracious to reveal the truth of the Gospel to Will and led him to genuine repentance and faith in 2016. Will came to realize that he had been redeemed by sovereign grace alone through faith in the Lord Jesus Christ. Will's desire is to serve in whatever way the Lord leads and has been greatly encouraged by the people of Faith Bible Church. His "labor of love" is leading the congregation in biblical and Christ-exalting worship. Another way in which Will serves the church is in the role of deacon.