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. I serve as an Elder in this Body and am responsible for publishing the weekly prayer letter. I live in Cedar Falls, Iowa, with my wife Kathie. We have 5 adult daughters and 18 grandchildren. I am retired from the broadcasting industry.
Al Stamberg, Elder. Chairman, Fellowship Committee.
Al is both a retired University of Northern Iowa administrator and a retired Naval Reserve Captain. He and his wife Judy have two sons: Jonathan, who co-pastors a bilingual church, and Jim, who is Area Director of SEND North (part of SEND International, a missions organization). Al is helping other men grow in their relationship with Christ through discipleship.
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.”