Gary Allen, Pastor. Chairman, C. E. Committee. Chairman, Missions Committee.
Pastor Allen is a graduate of Dallas Theological Seminary with a Master’s Degree in Theology (Th.M.). His major in seminary was Bible Exposition. Prior to his pastorate and seminary experience, Pastor Allen was an industrial engineer with the General Electric Company for about 10 years, having graduated from Texas A&M University in 1970 with a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Engineering. Pastor Allen and his wife, Linda, were high school sweethearts and were married June 29, 1968. They have four grown children: Ed, Joe, Jill, and Dan.
Dave Barnes, Elder. Writer: Weekly Prayer Letter.
Dave is a retired engineer from a local television station. He has been married to his wife Kathie for 43 years and they have five grown daughters and 13 grandchildren.
Al Stamberg, Elder. Chairman, Fellowship Committee.
Al is retired from UNI and the Naval Reserve as Captain. He is the primary Adult Sunday School teacher. Al is also a board member of a Christian organization, Journey to Forgiveness and Peace, which supports ministries to Africans in eastern Iowa and Chad, Africa.
Erik Crandall, Deacon.
Erik has been a self-employed Tool & Die, Special Machine Designer since 1991. He has a wonderful wife, DeeAnn, and two children, Mary and Thor, from a previous marriage.
Roger Woock, Deacon. Church Chairman, Deacon Chairman.
“I worked for John Deere as a Tool and Die Maker for 25 years and a Process Engineer for my last 6 years, retiring in 2007. My wife Diane and I were searching for a good Bible preaching church and found it here at First Evangelical Free Church in 2006. I’ve been a deacon and church chairperson since 2010. We not only love our church but also the wonderful Christian believers at First E. Free.”