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ALLEN & DEB REFSLAND
Interim Pastor
 
Pastor Allen & Deb have been in active ministry for 40 years, starting out here in The Dalles as Youth Pastors. They have pastored for 22 years in Oregon and another 18 in Minnesota. They believe the Lord brought them back to The Dalles for such a time as this. Pastor Allen has been privileged to be a Sectional Presbyter, a Rotary President, a teacher in Minnesota School of Ministry, a football coach and many other ministry and community positions during the years. Deb has ministered alongside him in Kid’s and music ministries, teaching and organizing as a constant support in the churches they have served.
 
They have two adult married children. Their son, Marcus was born in The Dalles and is now a church planter and pastor in Rogers, Minnesota. They have four children. Their daughter Robyn was born in the Philippines, lives in The Dalles, and is involved in ministry and has two children. Allen and Debbie enjoy pastoral ministry and also getting out enjoying the great outdoors; like biking, hiking, camping, etc. They look forward to serving Life in Christ Center as long as the Lord has planned.
 
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FRANK & JANA SARVABUI

Children’s Ministry

Pastor Frank and Jana oversee the Children’s Ministries from K -5th grades. They have served as Children’s Pastors for the last eighteen years being able to minister, mentor and lead the next generation of kids to Jesus.   We believe that every child has the right to the gospel on their level of understanding and we have lived this philosophy throughout our ministry with great success. Our heart is to minister to the entire family through various ministries that can benefit the children and parents, developing a growth strategy that can minister to the entire family. Frank and Jana have been married for 35 years and have three adult children. Two who are married, one lives in Spokane, Washington, and one living in Dallesport, Washington with two grandchildren. Our youngest lives at home with us. Frank is an ordained minister with the Assemblies of God.  Both attended Central Bible College in Springfield, Missouri and has a BA in Bible.    Frank enjoys camping, leather work, writing children’s curriculum, fishing, and playing the guitar. Jana enjoys reading, doing crafts, cooking, camping, painting and playing the piano.

Email Pastor Frank at: frank@christcenter.net

 
 
TRISTAN &  RICH JEPSON
Youth Ministry
 
Tristan and Rich enjoy living life alongside the youth leadership team and the teenagers they serve. They have been married for ten years and have two sons, Ben (age 5) and Alex (age 1.5.) Rich enjoys information systems and technology, as well as creating and playing games. Tristan’s interests include coffee, playing piano/keyboard, and connecting with people.  They both enjoy outdoor activities like kayaking, camping, hiking, rafting, and playing volleyball and tennis.
 
Tristan has been credentialed with the Assemblies of God since May of 2018 and also has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology. Both have volunteered in youth ministry leadership since 2004, and have been serving as youth directors since July of 2013.
 
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J. W. JEPSON
Pastor Emeritus
 
Dr. J. W. Jepson was the Lead Pastor of Life in Christ Center from mid-1995 to 2013. He remains active at LCC as Pastor Emeritus. He is an ordained minister of the Assemblies of God. Since entering the ministry in 1950, he has served as an evangelist, a pastor, and a teacher and administrator. His education includes a Bachelors degree in Theology from Messenger College, a Masters degree in General Studies–Social Science from Southern Oregon University, and an earned doctorate (D.Min.) from Western (Conservative Baptist) Seminary.
Dr. Jepson’s books and some of his articles and essays are available on this website — Select the tab “J.W. Jepson”
Pastor Jepson can also be seen every week on a program called Compact on KRHP TV14.
 
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