Keith Irey, Lead Pastor
Our Lead Pastor Keith Irey is a “people person.” Originally from Marion, Keith and his wife Kathy (Eskins) have previously pastored in Colorado and Missouri before retuning home to Marion. His education includes an A.A. biblical studies, B.A. in religion and a Master of Divinity degree. Kathy also attended Bible College and holds A.A. and B.A degrees in Business Administration. She is a graduate of Breakthrough Biblical Counseling and also a valued part of our leadership. Keith and Kathy work at Marion General Hospital. Currently Keith works as the chaplain for Marion General – Ohio Health Hospice and Kathy as the assistant to the director of HR.
They were married in 1986 and are the proud parents of Kristian born in 1992 and Kaleb born in 1997.
When you visit Genesis, you will find Keith to be a dynamic, biblical speaker. His enthusiasm for life and God are contagious. Both he and his wife have a practical, easy to follow, teaching style that focuses on how the Bible can help us in every day life. If it’s your first visit, or one of many, they will make you feel a welcomed part of Genesis.
Our children’s department is lead by a wonderful team of caring adults who love Kids and want to help parents and kids know the love of God.
Our Teen Team is lead by some awesome adults who are great mentors for our kids. Corey Hartley, Michelle Cusimano, Dr. Kim Stark, are just a few who help lead the way for our teens with the help of parents and others.
Corey Hartley is a ministry intern who works for Abecrombe & Fitch and loves helping teens connect to their faith through “reason.”
Dr. Kim is a Psychologist who specializes in working with children and teens.
Michelle Cusimano is another youth sponsor with three kids of her own and a real heart to mentor kids in their walk with Jesus.
All of the adults have a heart for kids growing spiritually, physically and mentally to be more like Jesus.
Our Church is lead by what we call The Vision Team… composed of
Worship: Alex Reese & Duane Stoltszfus
Evangelism: Judy Stewart & Pastor Keith
Discipleship: Chad Hatten & Kathy Irey
Ministry: Shirlene Reese, Cindy Ballinger and Linda Fargo our treasurer
Fellowship: Diane Kelly & Wendy Brokaw