Senior Pastor Ron & Susie Gannett
Ron and Susie Gannett moved to SaddleBrooke in March of 2011 to become the Lead Pastor of Community Church. He was as surprised as anyone that God would take him to Arizona to extend his career. Hailing from Alabama and spending most of his career in Canada, he is delighted to invest these years helping people finish well.
The two lovebirds met at Southeastern Bible College in Birmingham and were married in May 1970. The Gannett’s enjoy four children and nine grandchildren spread out in Calgary, Toronto, Pittsburg and Birmingham. During the summers, you can find them nestled away in their northern Ontario cottage that is a magnet for the family.
Ron received his Masters of Theology from Dallas Theological Seminary and Doctor of Ministries from Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Deerfield, Illinois. He was later graced with an honorary Doctor of Divinity degree from Briercrest College and Seminary. His ordination took place in 1975 and has been involved in pastoring churches for forty years. He spent most of his career (21 years) in Burlington, Ontario, shepherding the good folks of Park Bible Church.
While in Canada, Ron served on the general council of the Evangelical Fellowship of Canada and the boards of Camino Global, Back to the Bible and Heritage College and Seminary. While serving as pastor at Park, he was elected as moderator of the Associated Gospel Churches of Canada.
Ron is the author of The Jesus Passages: Exploring the Words of Jesus through Journaling. The book comes in a journal format and is designed to help people interact with the words of our Lord himself. In addition, he sponsors websites which help people grow in their faith: and www.TheJesusPassages.com. Don’t be surprised if you see more publications coming from the Gannett’s.
Susie enriches Ron’s ministry with her teaching and outreach to women. She is a gifted student and communicator of the Scriptures and is often called upon to speak at retreats and conferences. Between the two of them, they have ministered in such diverse places as Central and South America, Mexico, Indonesia, China, Philippines, Hong Kong, Thailand, Malaysia, Romania, Kazakhstan, Germany and much more.
The Gannett’s have a passion to equip others to know and serve the Lord. They feel that this adds an exponential element to their ministry as it releases people to help their family and friends. That is why they love the SaddleBrooke community, which creates an environment to meet and help people. They are here to serve you, so feel free to call anytime to discover that you have some friends who care and want to help you fulfill your dreams.
CONTACT PASTOR RON
Executive Pastor Steve & Terri Wilson
Summer Shepherding Pastor John
& Carol Miller
Worship Pastor Larry
& Barb Vinyard
Steve & Terri joined Community Church in September of 2014. Steve spent 17 years as Executive Pastor at Spokane Valley
Church of the Nazarene. He blends his love for preaching and his administrative skills to help Community Church make a difference in SaddleBrooke.
Steve has served in a variety of roles over the years. Including, Sunday School ministries director, District Advisory Board,
Board of Trustees Northwest Nazarene University and Chaplain to the National Football League Referees Association.
In addition, Steve spent 18 years as a major college football referee and 15 years working for the National Football League.
He has been to all the big stadiums and is enjoying his retirement here in our community.
Steve is joined in his ministry by his wife, Terri. She retired as a credit union executive and is active in our ladies fellowship.
CONTACT PASTOR STEVE
John and his wife Carol have four boys and five grandchildren. John graduated from Cal. St. University of Long Beach,
California where he played varsity baseball. Having turned down a Major League baseball contract to play for the Minnesota Twins, John went on to attend Talbot School of Theology in Fullerton California. He then received his Doctorate of ministry from Phoenix Seminary.
Recently, after serving as lead pastor of Northwest Bible Church for the past 35 years, John stepped down to join the staff of Centers of Church Based Training - a ministry dedicated to developing mature disciples of Jesus in local churches everywhere.
CONTACT PASTOR JOHN
Larry and Barb Vinyard have lived in Arizona since 1997. They grew up in Southern Oregon, and Oregon friends have asked, “Who would want to live in the desert?”. Arizona is one of the best kept secrets and a beautiful place to live and serve the Lord! Larry’s career has included 5 years of teaching science and music in the public schools and 40 years in church ministry in Oregon, California and for the past 21 years at Oro Valley Church of the Nazarene as Pastor of Worship and Technology. Barb taught school for 39 years in special education, as a regular classroom teacher and then as a reading specialist. Larry has a BA in secondary education from Northwest Nazarene University, a Master’s degree in music education from Lewis and Clark College, and a DMA in Organ performance from the University of Arizona. Barb has a BA in elementary education from Northwest Nazarene University and a Master’s degree in reading from Southern Oregon University. Larry enjoys music related technology
and is passionate about helping people worship God in music and media. Barbara loves children, wins every game she plays, and has a quick wit! They are excited to come alongside CCSB and serve as God leads them on an incredible journey together!
CONTACT PASTOR LARRY
Assistant Care Director
Financial Assistant to the Treasurer
Les joined the Community Church at SaddleBrooke staff in March of 2016. Prior to moving to SaddleBrooke Les served on the staff of his previous church as the Director of Evangelism and Discipleship. Les and his wife Sandy moved to SaddleBrooke in 2002
and joined CCSB in 2003. Since joining the church Les has served in a variety of ministries; leading Bible studies, ushers, set up committee, sound both, empowerment, Nominating Committee and Board of Directors.
Les and Sandy have been called to care for the body of Christ at CCSB and they truly enjoy being part of the all the care ministries. In their life prior to moving to SaddleBrooke, Les and Sandy relocated often and always sought churches where the
Word of God was preached. They frequently have worked together in ministry teaching Sunday school, covenant groups,
marriage mentoring; and have been involved in Precepts, Bible Study Fellowship, Community Bible Study and Christian Business Men’s Committee.
Les has been involved in missions as well, and has been on the board of directors of an international organization for over 15 years. He has attended several classes at Fuller Seminary as well as attending conferences on small groups, discipleship and aging when he was serving in his previous church.